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First Steps - The Scandinavian

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The Scandinavian (also known as the Centre Counter Defence) occurs when Black meets White's 1 e4 with 1 ... d5, immediately countering in the centre. White invariably continues with 2 exd5 when Black can choose between two systems, both of which are covered in this book. Firstly 2 ... Qxd5, which regains the pawn immediately but exposes the black queen early on – a feature that complicates the play for both players. Secondly 2 ... Nf6, which invites White to risk attempting to hold onto the d5-pawn. If White goes down this path then a complex tactical struggle can easily develop.


First Steps is a new opening series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations. First Steps emphasizes:


* the basic principles

* the basic strategies

* the key tricks and traps

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ISBN 9781781944547
Manufacturer Everyman Chess
Author/s Cyrus Lakdawala
Pages 224 Pages
Publication Date Mar 6, 2018
Notation Type FAN - Figurine
Popular Collections First Steps
Popular Series First Steps
Book Binding Type Paperback