The Classical Dutch is an ambitious and underrated defence to queen's pawn openings. With his first few moves Black creates an asymmetrical pawn structure which unbalances the position from a very early stage, allowing both white and black players to fight for the initiative. Now, for the first time in recent history, International Master Jan Pinski delves into the secrets of the Classical Dutch, studying both the positional motives and tactical nuances for both sides. He deals with the theoretical main lines as well as the crafty side variations, updating the reader on all the new important wrinkles.
*Written by an openings expert
*Up-to-date coverage of a dynamic opening
*Full explanations on all the crucial tactical and positional themes
About the Author
International Master Jan Pinski is a young and talented player from Poland, who is also well regarded as an openings theoretician. This is his second book for Everyman, having co-authored Sicilian Kalashnikov with the Danish International Master Jacob Aagaard.
Table of Contents
|1 d4 f5 2 c4 e6 3 g3 [Knight]f6 4 [Bishop]g2 [Bishop]e7 5 [Knight]f3 0-0 6 0-0 d6|
|1||Main Line: 7 [Knight]c3 a5 8 b3 [King]e8||15|
|2||Main Line: 7 [Knight]c3 a5 Eighth Move Alternatives||38|
|3||Main Line: 7 [Knight]c3 [King]e8 and 7 [Knight]c3 [Knight]e4||52|
|4||Main Line: White Plays b2-b4||83|
|5||Main Line: White Plays [Knight]bd2||100|
|6||Systems with [King]c2 and/or e3||111|
|7||Systems with [Knight]h3||130|
|8||Second Move Alternatives||138|
|Index of Complete Games||159|
The Classical Dutch is an ambitious and underrated defence to queen's pawn openings, which is especially popular at club and tournament levels. In this book, International Master Jan Pinski delves into the secrets of the Classical Dutch for the first time in over ten years.