Grandmaster David Smerdon gives the Scandinavian a welcome twist by using it as an all-out attacking weapon. The repertoire he presents is one he has successfully employed at grandmaster level over many years, and the backbone is provided by the razor-sharp Portuguese and Icelandic gambits.
David Smerdon is a Grandmaster from Australia. He has represented his country at six chess Olympiads, and played board one for the Australian team at the 2012 and 2014 Olympiads. In 2009 he won the Oceania Zonal Championship and qualified for the World Cup. He's a regular contributor to the popular chess openings website ChessPublishing.com.