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It’s easy-to-learn and easy-to-play. Here is an opening for Black which will furnish good results in the shortest possible time. Which other opening could we be referring to apart from the Scandinavian or Centre-Counter Defence; 1 e4 d5 ! International Master Andrew Martin has written extensively on the Centre-Counter and here he turns his attention to 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Qxd5 3 Nc3 Qd6!? Playing flat out for the win against 1 e4 is never easy, but here we encounter a variation where Black can do just that! All relevant second and third move alternatives for White are covered too!
by Andrew Martin
No need to fear the Qd6 Scandinavian
In this “Learn in 60 Minutes” GM Dejan Bojkov from Bulgaria offers a complete repertoire for White after the moves: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 when all the main moves are covered: 5…Bg4; 5…g6; 5…a6 and Tiviakov’s specialty 5…c6.
by Dejan Bojkov
Scandinavian Defence Powerbook 2023
The major part of the material on which the Scandinavian Defence Powerbook 2023 is based comes from the engine room of playchess.com: 83 000 games. To this have been added 15 000 games from Mega and from correspondence chess.
The Fianchetto Scandinavian
The mainline from the repertoire will start with 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Nxd5 4.c4 Nb6 5.Nf3 g6. From there on, the repertoire will be worked out backwards till the second move options for White.
by Nico Zwirs
A solid Scandinavian Surprise
Accompany FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin on this 60 mins video. You can learn a new opening system in 60 mins and start to play it with confidence on the very same day!
by Andrew Martin
Strike first with the Scandinavian
The Scandinavian is a rarely employed opening on the hightest level und guides your opponent on much less familiar terrain than for example the Sicilian, French or any 1.e4 e5 system. After 1.e4 d5 Black fights for the initiative from move one.
The Scandinavian with 3...Qd6 could just as well be called “The Tiviakov System”. The grandmaster who was born in Russia and who now has an ELO-rating of 2623 has been working with this plan for many years and has successfully employed it against 1.e4-players of all calibres, both against weaker title-holders and also against World Champion Vishy Anand. On his new DVD Sergei Tiviakov shows you everything you need to know in order to be able to play 3...Qd6 yourself at once. Because he not only presents you with all the important variations and plans for Black but at the same time he does not omit a single one of White’s possible side variations on move 3. And the DVD comes with a special sweetener, namely a collection of all the author’s games with the Scandinavian, including many which had absolutely not been published until now. Video running time: 4 hrs. 16 min.
by Sergei Tiviakov
The Sharp Scandinavian with 3...Qd6
„Easy to learn and easy to play.“ These are the twin pillars on which the Modern Scandinavian has been built and which club players have trusted and profited from over the past few decades. Here we focus on the sharp 3...Qd6.
by Andrew Martin
Scandinavian Defence Powerbase 2023
Scandinavian Defence Powerbase 2023 is a database and contains a total of 6133 games from Mega 2023 and the Correspondence Database 2022, of which 461 are annotated.
The smooth Scandinavian Defence with 3...Qd8
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.
by Robert Ris
ChessBase Magazine Extra 204
Videos: Scandinavian expert Christian Bauer shows clever evasive maneuvers in the system with 3...Da5. Mihail Marin proves that the Catalan is alive and always good for new ideas! Plus "Lucky bag" with analyses by Anish Giri, Peter Heine Nielsen, Romain E