Vladimir Malaniuk & Petr Marusenko
An Active Repertoire against 1.d4, 1.c4, 1.Nf3
Grandmaster Vladimir Malaniuk has been the main driving force behind the Dutch Defence, Leningrad Variation for decades. He has found many original plans which turned this branch of the Dutch into an active and dangerous weapon.
White cannot enter dull and boring positions even if he tries to insist on this. Therefore, it is often used when Black wishes to play for a win, particularly in decisive games.
The Leningrad Dutch is in three parts, offering a repertoire against 1.c4, and 1.Nf3, as well as 1.d4.
Part 1 covers the Leningrad Dutch against 1.d4, including White's deviations from move 2 onwards as well as the main Leningrad Variation. Part 2 examines the Dutch against 1.Nf3, including 2.e4, 2.d3, 2.b3, and 2.g3. Part 3 analyses the Dutch against 1.c4, considering 2.Nf3, as well as 2.Nc3.
In each chapter there is a combination of analysis and complete games to explain and illustrate both sides' strategies and tactics.
Grandmaster Vladimir Malaniuk was a regular participant of the Soviet championships between 1983 and 1991 and three-time Ukrainian champion. He has two Olympic medals with Ukraine. International Master Petr Marusenko is a professional journalist and editor.
Published 2014, softback, 310 pages.View contents page (pdf)