The 3-- Qd8 Scandinavian
Simple and StrongeBook - 2013
The world's oldest opening variation, 3 ... Qd8 in the Scandinavian Defense, has resurfaced in the last decade to give players at all levels a winning edge. Whether you prefer a sharp tactical game or slower positional maneuvering, the 3 ... Qd8 Scandinavian provides a genuine alternative for club players and grandmasters seeking to play for a win from the outset. Elite players such as Michael Adams, Josif Dorfman, Kiril Georgiev and Julian Hodgson, among others, have successfully raised the banner of the 3 ... Qd8 Scandinavian. As the author demonstrates, this variation's doubtful reputation is undeserved. It is completely playable--and easy to learn! 3 ... Qd8 is not the ugly duckling sibling of 3 ... Qa5 and 3 ... Qd6--it is a superb alternative.