After one move of the Scandinavian opening, 1.e4 d5, Black decides where the battle will be fought - a significant gain for any competitive player. Grandmaster Christian Bauer is one of the world’s leading experts on the Scandinavian and in this book he reveals the secrets of his over-the-board success. Bauer focuses particularly on 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5, the established main line of the Scandinavian. An understanding of the move order nuances is essential, and Bauer is an ideally-qualified guide.
ISBN: 978-1-906552-55-8 - 304 pages - Published 13 October 2010
"French grandmaster Christian Bauer is one of the world's greatest specialists in the 3...Qa5 Scandinavian; therefore, it is a great joy to see this book in print... A massive amount of original material and analysis... Bauer makes a compelling case for why Black can still play the Scandinavian with 3...Qa5 and provides ample analysis to support his thesis... All 3...Qa5 players should buy this book and 1.e4 players may also want it. 4 Stars (out of 4)"
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe (full review)
"It certainly looks like Bauer has done his homework and has made a very useful contribution to the theory of the Scandinavian."
Arne Moll, ChessVibes (full review)