After one move of the Scandinavian, 1.e4 d5, Black decides where the opening battle will be fought -- a significant gain for any competitive player. Super-GM Christian Bauer is one of the world's leading experts on the Scandinavian and in this book he reveals the secrets of his over-the-board success. Bauer focuses particularly on 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5, the established main line of the Scandinavian. An understanding of the move-order nuances is essential, and Bauer is an ideally-qualified guide. Features: A Super-GM explains one of his pet lines; Outstanding analysis and many novelties; Get in your prep on move 1!
"Bauer makes a compelling case for why Black can still play the Scandinavian with 3...Qa5 and provides ample analysis to support his thesis." Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 18th October 2010
Publisher: Quality Chess UK LLP
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15
Weight (kg): 0.51