Scandinavian Defense - 2nd, Revised & Enlarged Edition
The Dynamic 3...Qd6
by Michael Melts
Publisher: Russell Enterprises, 2009
Edition: Paperback medium
A Very Dangerous Weapon!
In 2001, Correspondence Master Michael Melts' book on the dynamic 3...Qd6 variation of the Scandinavian Defense grabbed the attention of chess world.
It began to be played regularly at all levels. Novice and Intermediate players found it easy to learn and understand, while powerful grandmasters such as Sergei Tiviakov realized it was an excellent line in which Black could play fearlessly - and soundly - for a win.
Now, in the second edition of The Scandinavian Defense: The Dynamic 3...Qd6, the author has added a tremendous amount of new analysis, insight and practical recommendations.
This revised and enlarged second edition will provide both a solid foundation for meeting 1.e4 while at the same time allowing considerable room for creativity and original play.
From the Foreword by Australian Grandmaster Ian Rogers:
"Melts' serious study of a serious opening shows that at the moment not much need scare Black. Easy to play and theoretically sound - how many openings can boast that?"
Edward Scimia, About.com:
"I highly recommend 'Scandinavian Defense: The Dynamic 3...Qd6' for any club player who has struggled to find a line against 1. e4 they feel comfortable with. The material in this book provides more than enough ammunition to allow the average player security against just about anything White throws at them. Given the amount of effort that Michael Melts has put into this text, I have no doubt there will be plenty of stronger players who will want a copy too."
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe:
"As an example of how comprehensive this update is, there is only one main game that remains from the first edition, the rest are new (..) The abundance of original material will take the theory of this variation a great step further."