Everyman Chess, paperback, Englisch, ISBN: 978-1-85744-641-8, 192 Seiten,
An Opening Repertoire for Black based on the Leningrad Variation
There's no doubt that the Dutch Defence is one of Black's most enterprising
openings. Black strives to unbalance the position by creating an asymmetrical
pawn structure on the very first move, giving himself every opportunity to fight
for the initiative from the outset. It's no surprise that the Dutch particularly
appeals to ambitious players who relish a complicated battle.
In this book, Neil McDonald tells you everything you need to know in order to
play this opening successfully: the best lines to choose, the fundamental ideas
for both sides, the traps you can set and the pitfalls to avoid, and the move
order subtleties which play such an important role in the modern game. McDonald
provides a comprehensive repertoire based around the dynamic Leningrad
Variation. Read this book and play the Dutch with confidence!
- An essential guide to the Dutch Defence
- A Grandmaster's repertoire
against 1. d4, 1. c4 and 1. Nf3
- Packed with new ideas and analysis
"One stop shopping for those looking for an answer for Black to everything
but 1.e4. The author is enthusiastic about Black's chances playing the Dutch in
an aggressive fashion as can be seen in the lines he advocates.", John
"It's choc-full of great advice, ideas, and hard-hitting games that could
quickly make a convert out of even a staunch anti-Dutch Defence
mind.", Paul Motwani, The Scotsman.
"McDonald is both an experienced author and an expert on the Leningrad. Both
of these points come through clearly in this volume. I do need to explain that
this book is best suited to players thinking about finding a new defense on the
queenside, though some of the material might be new to experienced
players.", NM Bill McGeary, Chessville.com.