New: The smooth Scandinavian Defence with 3...Qd8 by Robert Ris
Are you looking for a simple, easy-to-learn repertoire against 1.e4? Then the Scandinavian with 3…Qd8 is yours! After 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 the retreat 3…Qd8 leads to a very solid type position for Black. At the expense of two tempi, the pawn structure has been defined, and hence a clear developing plan can be made for our minor pieces. The first goal is to get the light-squared bishop out to g4, then placing the pawns on c6 and e6. Now Black has a rock-solid setup and good chances to build up pressure against White’s pawn on d4 and/or use the d5-square as an outpost for any of their pieces. Photo: ChessBase
The smooth Scandinavian Defence with 3...Qd8
This video course offers you a complete Black repertoire with 1.e4 d5. Covering all the critical attempts for White to punish Black’s provocative approach, as well as all the relevant minor options on move 2 and 3 for White.
The emphasis is on understanding the ensuing middlegames and endgames. In the interactive part (20 exercises with multiple questions) you’ll get a chance to apply some concrete theoretical knowledge, as well as test your understanding of typical positions arising from this opening. After studying all the material, you will likely get a position that you are more familiar with than your opponent!
• Video running time: 7 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
• Database with model games
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX 11 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, (DVD-ROM drive) and internet access for program activation.
Minimum: MacOS "Yosemite" 10.10
About Robert Ris
Robert Ris (1988) is an International Master from The Netherlands, who nowadays is active mainly as an online chess trainer. For ChessBase he has recorded various training DVDs. In his Fast & Furious show on the PlayChess server sharp opening lines are explained sharp for a wider audience. On his personal website you will find out more about his training services.