After one move of the Scandinavian, 1.e4 d5, Black decides where the opening battle will be fought - a significant gain for any competitive player. Super-GM 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. A Super-GM explains one of his pet lines. It features outstanding analysis and many novelties. Get in your prep on move 1!