Are you looking for a simple, easy-to-learn repertoire against 1.e4? Then the Scandinavian with 3…Qd8 is yours! After 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 the retreat 3…Qd8 leads to a very solid type position for Black. At the expense of two tempi, the pawn structure has been defined, and hence a clear developing plan can be made for our minor pieces. The first goal is to get the light-squared bishop out to g4, then placing the pawns on c6 and e6. Now Black has a rock-solid setup and good chances to build up pressure against White’s pawn on d4 and/or use the d5-square as an outpost for any of their pieces.
Windows 10 or higher
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, (DVD-ROM drive), Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, (DVD-ROM drive) and internet access for program activation.
only available as download! Minimum: MacOS "Yosemite" 10.10
The first time you come up against the Scandinavian Defence, the question you cannot help asking is: can the queen really be brought into play so early? After all, White immediately wins a tempo for his piece development with 3.Nc3 and forces her black majesty to make a second move. But, astonishingly, Black even has three replies to choose from: the retreat 3...Qd8, the frequently seen 3...Qa5 and the modern 3...Qd6, which is the preference of Sergei Tiviakov, the strongest grandmaster who regularly plays the Scandinavian.=> More products: Scandinavian Defence
This video course offers you a complete Black repertoire with 1.e4 d5. Covering all the critical attempts for White to punish Black’s provocative approach, as well as all the relevant minor options on move 2 and 3 for White. The emphasis is on understanding the ensuing middlegames and endgames. In the interactive part (20 exercises with multiple questions) you’ll get a chance to apply some concrete theoretical knowledge, as well as test your understanding of typical positions arising from this opening. After studying all the material, you will likely get a position that you are more familiar with than your opponent!
• Video running time: 7 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels