The Modern Scandinavian: Themes, Structures & Plans in an Increasingly Popular Chess Opening

The Scandinavian security is more and more well liked by membership and web avid gamers. one can research simply because there's rather little conception and as soon as White has performed 1.e4 he can't steer clear of Black uncorking the Scandinavian. This ebook is the long-awaited translation of a German bestseller thought of via many to be the easiest booklet ever at the Scandinavian. It doesn't be aware of theoretical strains yet at the structural principles that govern this establishing. uncomplicated strategic issues, how pawn constructions dictate plans of assaults, which tactical motifs you could anticipate in definite ordinary positions, that's what this booklet is set. you are going to outplay your opponent with stable and comparatively easy-to-learn strikes.

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Hxg4 �xg4 2 four . �h I f is especially dicy as a result of the outlet of many traces) 2 2 . �xf6 tbxf6 2 three . f3 ;1; with a legitimate endgame virtue due to the bishop pair. After the sport flow nevertheless 21 ... �f6 ! might have stored an eye fixed on f4 and h4 and ended in advanced play with percentages for either side. as a substitute , Rodriguez bumped into a violent at­ tack after the inaccurate 2 1 . . . c S ? I 2 2 . dxc5 l::r x cS 2 three . f4 ! tbf6 2 four . f5 ! exfS 2 S . g xf5 �xfS ( 2 S . . . l::r x f5 7 2 6 . �g2 1 +- ) 2 6 . �e7 and went down . 2 . 2 . five . three Demolition with ... h7 -hS This refined circulate results in a awesome similarity among either side ' preven­ tive measures. White 's dark-squared bishop stops . . . a7 -aS and thereby a po­ tential black initiative at the queenside. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gan­ der, thinks Black, and counters via ship­ ing his queen to h4 to make from now on white strengthen at the kingside more challenging . yet Black nonetheless has to struggle for equality. 20. w b 1 �h4 21 . f3? 1 ninety two within the earlier online game, the flow . . . h 7 - h S was once in simple terms prophylacti c , aimed a t the prevention of g 2 -g4. but when the white boost has already taken position, then . . . h7 -hS is a customary coun­ ter-measure. Black would prefer both to strength the structurally committal g4-g5 or by means of following it up with . . . hxg4 open the h-file in beneficial situations and/ or weaken the g4 pawn. the subsequent thematic video game has com­ ments by means of the grasp himself: 2 . forty three Christopher Lutz Matthias Wahls Biel 1 nine nine 2 1 . e4 d five 2 . exd five �xd5 three . t2Jc3 �a5 four. t2Jf3 t2Jf6 five . d4 c6 6 . �d3 Chap t e r 2 : The s tand a r d c en t r e �g4 ! 7. h three �h5 eight. �d 2 tt:l b d 7 nine. 'i! Ve2 e6 1 zero. 0-0-0 �b4 Prudence is required right here ! After 1 zero . zero - zero - zero ? l l . g4 � g 6 1 2 . �xg6 hxg 6 1 three . tl:;gS i'll have used the early fin­ ish to move for a protracted stroll around the Biel lake, yet my head may were filled with gloomy suggestions ! . . 1 1 . g4 �g 6 Black may be more than happy with the way in which the hole has long past. The pin on White 's king 's knight, made attainable by means of the just a little misguided 6th flow by means of White, could be damaged, yet simply on the rate of the pawn constitution. because the online game will display, in addition to the opening which has arisen on f4. the g4 pawn it­ self can develop into an obj ect of assault. weakened white kingside and the un­ lucky positioning of the queen within the d-file. 1 three . a3? once again he must have exchanged on g 6 . After the alteration of Black's kingside pawn constitution, the white knight is threatening to absorb a great place on g S ! 1 three . �xg6 hxg 6 1 four . a3 ( 1 four . tLlg S ? �xc three ) 1 four . . . �xc3 I S . �xc3 'i! Vc7 ( l S . . . �dS ? ! 1 6 . �de I ! . This robust flow prevents . . . �e4 and leaves Black with the prob­ lem of bobbing up with a sound plan. Af­ ter castling queenside on flow I 2 , it's now not attainable for him to mount an assault with . . . b7 -bS and . . . a7 -aS . the development . . . c6-cS might in simple terms advance the bishop, whereas mov­ ing away the tt:l d 7 will be like a chal­ lenge to the white knight to make itself at domestic on e S ) 1 6 . tLl g S ! . 1 three ...

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