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First Steps: The Scandinavian by Cyrus Lakdawala
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First Steps: The Scandinavian by Cyrus Lakdawala The Scandinavian (also known as the Centre Counter Defence) occurs when Black meets White’s 1 e4 with 1 … d5, immediately countering in the centre. White invariably continues with 2 exd5 when Black can choose between two systems, both of which are covered

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First Steps: The Modern - Cyrus Lakdawala
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First Steps: The Modern by Cyrus Lakdawala Paperback, 240 pages The Modern Defence is an important opening that can be played by Black against absolutely any White opening system. It is an ambitious, counterattacking weapon, favoured by dynamic players. White is initially allowed to occupy the centre but Black plans

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