New book by the respected author will cover the Scandinavian defence (expected in June 2010)
The new book by GM Christian Bauer “Jouez la Scandinave” (“Play the Scandinavian” is the working English title, not fixed yet) will cover the opening moves 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 and then 3…Qa5 in case of the most frequent 3.Nc3. The book is intended to provide solutions for both playing sides, but perhaps a tad more from the black point of view.
The publisher is the respected house “Quality Chess”, and the book should be out of print in June 2010. Index bellow.
Brief Introduction by GM Christian Bauer
From Chapter 1 I will discuss the different possible deviations from the main theoretical path, for one side or the other, starting with the insipid 2.d3 or the dubious 2.d4, for instance (Chapter 1). More serious attempts of getting an opening edge for White will be examined throughout this work, in the later Chapters, such as 3.d4 or 3.Nf3, or else 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Bc4.
Instead of the common …Bf5/…c6 system, I will also deal with lines including a quick …Nc6 and/or …Bg4. The last Chapter of the book will cover the current main line, 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Bc4 c6 7.Bd2 e6 8.Nd5 Qd8 9.Nxf6+ gxf6.
All in all, the book is designed to treat the whole 3…Qa5 approach, point the critical lines and ideas, and provide the reader with the latest theoretical development.
I hope the reader will enjoy this work and find the answers to all questions!
Chapter 1: 1.e4 d5 others than 2.exd5 and 2.Nc3 i.e. Tennisson 2.Nf3 & Blackmar-Diemer Gambits, 2.e5 & 2.d3
Chapter 2: 1.e4 d5 2.Nc3 d4 and 2…dxe4
Chapter 3: 2…Qxd5 3.Nc3, Nf3 or d4 i.e. : 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.d4 & 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nf3 (with possible transpositions after 3…Nc6/Bg4 4.Nf3/Be2 Bg4/Nc6 5.d4/Be2
Chapter 4: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4. others than 4.Bc4, 4.d4 and 4.Nf3 namely 4.b4, and 4.g3 with the idea Nge2/Nf3
Chapter 5: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Nf3 followed by Be2, h3/Bd3 or Bc4
Chapter 6: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Bc4 Short’s System (4…Bg4!)
Chapter 7: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Dxd5 3.Cc3 Da5 4.d4 Cf6 5.Bc4 (4…Bg4!)
Chapter 8: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bd2
Chapter 9: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 miscellaneous 6.Be2, 6. 6.Bd2, 6.Bd3
Chapter 10: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Ne5 c6 7.g4, 7.Bd3 7.Bc4
Chapter 11: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Bc4 e6 others than 7.Bd2 and 7.Bd2 c6 others than 8.Qe2 or 8.Nd5/e4
Chapter 12: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bd2 c6 8.Qe2 Bb4
Chapter 13: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bd2 c6 8.Ne4 & 8.Nd5
GM Christian Bauer