Kotronias: The Safest Scandinavian Reloaded

Kotronias: The Safest Scandinavian Reloaded

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Autor: Kotronias, Vassilios
Verlag: ChessStars
Erscheinungsjahr: 2023
Sprache: English
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 300

A Black Repertoire based on 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6

A completely revised edition which retains the structure 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.


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

300 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2023