Matthias Wahls, Karsten Muller & Hannes Langrock
This book is the long-awaited updated and expanded translation of a German bestseller considered by many to be the best book ever on the Scandinavian 3..Qa5.
It focuses not on theoretical lines but on the structural ideas and differing central pawn formations after the moves 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5.Sample pages (pdf)
Some key topics covered include:
What are the basic ideas in the Scandinavian?
How do pawn structures dictate plans of attack?
Which tactical motifs can be expected in certain typical positions?
Through text explanation and analysis of a large number of key games the authors demonstrate the strategies and tactics available to both sides in this popular opening.
The Scandinavian Defence is frequently played at club and tournament level because Black can force White into it on move 2 and hope to dictate the nature of the game. The book is accessible for players completely new to this opening.
Published 2011, softback, 368 pages.