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Play The Dutch: Part 2

Play The Dutch: Part 2

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Product type: Printed book

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Tibor Karolyi

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The Dutch Defence is currently a very popular opening, at all levels, and promises Black the chance of a fighting position against 1.d4. In this 2 volume work author Tibor Karolyi presents a repertoire for Black in the Leningrad Dutch, beginning with 1..f5; and usually (but not always) following up with 2..g6. The two books together offer a full repertoire for Black in the Leningrad Dutch.

In part 2 the author shows how best to handle the Black side against White's main lines with g3, and Bg2. This setup means that White doesn’t attempt to refute the Dutch defence, but is instead ready for a more positional struggle.

With the bishop on g7, Black usually tries to carry out ..e5; and if possible reduce the g2 bishop's power by pushing the e-pawn again to e4. But that is not the only pawn formation Black can choose. Black can also opt for the Leningrad Stonewall with ..c6; and ..d5; or consider a Benoni-type pawn structure with ..c5.

Black can also look to gain space on the queenside with ..c6; ..Na6; ..Bd7; and ...b5. And these plans are not the whole story: in some cases Black can also play ..a5; and ..Na6; while in addition some players like to act on the other wing with ..h6; and ..g5.

Tibor Karolyi is an International Master from Budapest who was Hungarian Champion in 1984. One of his previous books won the Guardian's Book of the Year prize in 2007. Karolyi coached Peter Leko, who improved in 4 years from promising junior to world class Grandmaster.

Published 2018, softback, 256 pages.

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