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The Safest Scandinavian Reloaded

300 pages, paperback, Chess Stars, 1. edition 2023, original edition 2016

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A completely revised edition, which retains the strucure of the first edition but is based on new analysis of all critical lines.
This book presents a Black repertoire based on the Scandinavian Defence with 3...Qd6. This is the safest yet aggressive queen retreat. It allows Black to increase pressure on d4 with ...0-0-0 or ...Rd8 while keeping coordination in the centre. Kotronias offers new plans for Black in the most topical lines. They are backed with deep analysis based on solid chess understanding.

GM Vassilios Kotronias is ten-time champion of Greece and a famous theoretician. His peak rating so far was 2628.
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EAN 9786197188394
Weight 400 g
Manufacturer Chess Stars
Width 14.5 cm
Height 21.5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2023
Author Vassilios Kotronias
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-619-7188-39-4
Year of Original Version 2016
Pages 300
Binding paperback
003 Contents
004 Bibliography
005 Introduction
009 Chapter 1) 1.e4 d5 Rare Second Moves
029 Chapter 2) White’s Third Move Alternatives
073 Chapter 3) 3.Nc3 Qd6 without 4.d4
095 Chapter 4) 4.d4 Nf6 without 5.Nf3
123 Chapter 5) 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 Rare 6th Moves
165 Chapter 6) 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.h3
191 Chapter 7) 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Bf4 and the Shirov plan 7.f4
233 Chapter 8) The Main Line 7.Nc4 Qc7 Rare Lines
247 Chapter 9) The Main Line 7.Nc4 Qc7 8.Qf3
297 Index of Variations