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By Sergey Kasparov

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

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

But for lots of many years the Scandinavian used to be seemed with a few suspicion, as Black it sounds as if loses time recapturing on d5. sleek gamers have a special view. the good Danish participant Bent Larsen kickstarted the revolution along with his provocative statement that it's a higher 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 entire establishing (3...Qd6) has confirmed to have nice strategic richness, with various tactical tips lurking simply behind the curtain. The Scandinavian has been remodeled into a gap that robust grandmasters are prepared to exploit as their major defence, instead of as an occasional shock weapon.

This completely sleek consultant makes a speciality of those new ways, whereas additionally masking the extra conventional major traces. Kasparov publications the reader rigorously via each one method, explaining his innovations with wit and readability. along with his support, you have got your competitors wishing there quite have been a few ‘Anti-Scandinavian’ lines!

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

“After 2 exd5 Qxd5 three Nc3, with the modern movement 3...Qd6 and later ...c6 Black creates one of those Caro-Kann constitution – demanding for White to crack. Sergey Kasparov is an skilled writer and contains lots of functional counsel and routines. a very good openings e-book” – Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad

“In my opinion, Kasparov’s booklet is the 1st prime quality e-book that position the Scandinavian ...Qd6 because the major line of the Scandinavian process. i used to be inspired incidentally the writer combines complete video games with video game fragments (usually a chess ebook basically makes use of one layout, yet now not both). to mix a complete online game with proper online game fragments the writer wishes, first, a good command of the topic (practical experience), and moment, the data of quite a few video games performed over a protracted time period and eventually, the power to exploit pawn constructions to anchor the research” – Miguel Ararat,

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