Play The Dutch: An Opening Repertoire For Black Based On The Leningrad Variation - Neil Mcdonald
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This book is build around the Leningrad Dutch, characterised by the move d7-d6 and the bishop fianchetto to g7. That being said, in some variations the pawn is better placed on the d5-square, transforming to some sort of Stonewall. That’s one of the reasons why playing the Dutch requires a bit more information than just some long, theoretical lines. Information this book offers rightly so. Also early deviations like 2. Bg5, 2. Nc3 and the Staunton Gambit (2. e4) get their full attention.
In answer to the Leningrad white usually fianchettoes his own bishop to the g2-square, but other set-ups are possible as well. Play The Dutch: An Opening Repertoire For Black Based On The Leningrad Variation shows in clear fashion what to do with black against the different white plans. The English Grandmaster Neil McDonald is an prolific chess writer and an opening expert. He is also a coach for both adults and children, and for both amateurs and professionals.