Classical Dutch

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857443073
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

The Polish player Jan Pinski is a renowned expert on the Kalashnikov. Jacob Aagaard is an International Master from Denmark who is well on the way to obtaining the Grandmaster title. His two earlier books for have been very well received by the chess playing public.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Introduction 9
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
Other Systems
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
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