Understanding the Scandinavian by Sergey Kasparov

By Sergey Kasparov

“It is either an handbook and a consultant booklet, and distinguishes itself quite through explaining and illustrating up to attainable of what’s occurring at the board.” – Uwe Bekemann, German Correspondence Chess Federation

The allure of the Scandinavian Defence is simple to appreciate: it's very forcing – Black is nearly sure to get his wanted constitution. There aren't any demanding ‘Anti-Scandinavians’ to study!

But for lots of many years the Scandinavian used to be looked with a few suspicion, as Black it seems that loses time recapturing on d5. smooth avid gamers have a special view. the good Danish participant Bent Larsen kickstarted the revolution together with his provocative statement that it really is a better Caro-Kann (and, no longer least, beating Karpov with our opening)! however the 21st-century Scandinavian is a distinct beast altogether; the recent major line of the total establishing (3...Qd6) has confirmed to have nice strategic richness, with quite a lot of tactical tips lurking simply backstage. The Scandinavian has been remodeled into a gap that powerful grandmasters are prepared to exploit as their major defence, instead of as an occasional shock weapon.

This completely sleek consultant specializes in those new ways, whereas additionally protecting the extra conventional major traces. Kasparov publications the reader conscientiously via each one method, explaining his thoughts with wit and readability. together with his support, you've got your rivals wishing there relatively have been a few ‘Anti-Scandinavian’ lines!

Sergey Kasparov is a grandmaster from Belarus. He performs frequently in overseas occasions around the world and is an skilled author, with a number of books and on-line stories to his credit.

“After 2 exd5 Qxd5 three Nc3, with the trendy circulation 3...Qd6 and later ...c6 Black creates a type of Caro-Kann constitution – tough for White to crack. Sergey Kasparov is an skilled writer and contains lots of useful assistance and routines. an outstanding openings e-book” – Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad

“In my opinion, Kasparov’s ebook is the 1st top of the range booklet that position the Scandinavian ...Qd6 because the major line of the Scandinavian approach. i used to be inspired incidentally the writer combines entire video games with online game fragments (usually a chess ebook merely makes use of one layout, yet no longer both). to mix an entire video game with appropriate video game fragments the writer wishes, first, an exceptional command of the topic (practical experience), and moment, the data of loads of video games performed over an extended time period and at last, the facility to take advantage of pawn buildings to anchor the research” – Miguel Ararat, www.gainesvillechesstraining.com

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Understanding the Scandinavian

“It is either an guide and a consultant e-book, and distinguishes itself fairly through explaining and illustrating up to attainable of what’s occurring at the board. ” – Uwe Bekemann, German Correspondence Chess FederationThe charm of the Scandinavian Defence is straightforward to appreciate: it's very forcing – Black is almost bound to get his wanted constitution.

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