Finally, the wait is over. I bought the “Scandinavian Defense: the Dynamic 3…Qd6″ by Michael Melts about a month ago, and yesterday it showed up in my mailbox. Of course, it was the Dutch GM Tiviakov who made this line truly fashionable, playing it at the highest level of chess with astonishingly good results- HOWEVER- I think it must be said that this has as much to do with Tiviakov’s incredible talent than any intrinsic playability of this line of the scando. As one of the finest fighting chess player’s on earth, Tiviakov likely could have played 1…Nh6 with similar results. In any case, I had to try this line out for myself and what better way than to start with an in depth manual written by a correspondence master with a wealth of material on the subject.