New: Andrew Martin - The Sharp Scandinavian with 3...Qd6
"Easy to learn and easy to play." These are the twin pillars on which the Modern Scandinavian has been built and which club players have trusted and profited from over the past few decades. Which line should Black adopt after 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Qxd5 3 Nc3? Here we focus on the sharp 3...Qd6 as opposed to 3...Qa5 or 3... Qd8. All the main responses aside from 3 Nc3 are shown in exemplary games and the result is an insightful overview for club players which will stand the test of time and not require too much burning of the midnight oil. Learn from OM FST Andrew Martin and increase your opening repertoire. Photo: ChessBase
The Sharp Scandinavian with 3...Qd6
By Andrew Martin
Instead of learning every move by heart, the author focus on showing model games which will explain the plans and ideas the Scandinavian with 3...Qd6 has to offer.
The Scandinavian is a practical opening. You can use this to your advantage. Two helpful tools will help you get this exciting opening into your opening practice. You can practice the variations with the ChessBase Opening Trainer.
Drilling the opening moves, guessing how a position arose or just replay the moves in your desired speed further reveal the ideas this opening has to offer. Playing out positions against Fritz will further enable you understand the ideas the author presented in his videos.
• Video running time: 5 hours
• Interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, DirectX 11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation.
PC Intel Core i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX 11 graphics card with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX 10 compatible soundcard, Windows Media Player 11 and internet connection for program activation.
About Andrew Martin
Andrew David Martin (born 18th May 1957 in West Ham, London) is an English chess player with the title of international master. Martin received his title as international master in1984. He earned his first grandmaster norm in the British Championship of 1997 in Brighton. Martin was a commentator at.the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000 and commentated at the British Championship for 20 years, before retiring in 2017.
On the 21st February 2004 Martin set a new world record for simultaneous chess. He faced 321 chess players at the same time. His result was: 294 wins, 26 draws and only one loss. Martin is known as a professional chess teacher and is the former Head of the ECF Academy.. Martin is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer and the current ECF Manger of Coaches.
Martin lives in Bramley, England and still teaches extensively.