This book presents a repertoire for blacks based on the Scandinavian Defence. It concerns the continuation with 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6. Qd6 is considered the safest but at the same time the most aggressive move of the queen. The other options are Qa5 and Qd8.
It allows Black to increase the pressure on d4 with …0-0-0-0 and in some cases with Rd8. Vasilios Kotronias clearly explains the main strategic principles and patterns involved in finding the best moves for Black.
Some of the important features of the position are :
The asymmetrical structure of the pawns
The importance of the development of the c8 bishop outside
The great importance of creating more space
The finding of the best and most effective position for your queen.
The Greek GM offers new plans for Black on the most topical lines, including vital new approaches against the Shirov plan (7.f4). Kotronias’ plans are supported by deep and fresh analysis based on solid chess understanding as well as his vast chess experience. . The repertoire included in the book is suitable for both professional and amateur chess players.
The book is divided into 8 chapters and contains everything one needs to become an expert in variation 3… Qd6!
You can find more books about the opening HERE.