The Scandinavian for Club Players: Start Playing an Unsidesteppable & Low Maintenance Response to 1.e4


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The Scandinavian Defence is one of the most popular chess openings among amateur players, and it is easy to see why. Black players immediately limit the opening theory they have to know because there is no way White can side-step Black’s first move. What’s more, the Scandinavian requires only very little theoretical knowledge, so it has an extremely low maintenance factor. To cap it all, Black gets a solid structure.

And that’s not even the end of the good news, as Thomas Willemze demonstrates. Playing the Scandinavian teaches invaluable techniques that you can use in almost all of your other games. Pressuring the centre, improving your piece coordination, trading the right pieces and exploiting your opponent’s weak points are all typical ‘Scandinavian’ spin-offs that Thomas Willemze teaches you in his trademark lucid style.

This book presents everything you need to know to be fully prepared to meet 1.e4. Willemze not just uses examples from the games of elite grandmasters. As an experienced trainer he knows that discussing club player’s adventures are particularly instructive for his target group.

Publisher‏:‎New In Chess (August 25, 2021)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎240 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎9056919768
ISBN-13‏:‎978-9056919764
Item Weight‏:‎1.12 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎6.95 x 0.68 x 9.37 inches

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