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Theres 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 Grandmasters repertoire against 1 d4, 1 c4 and 1 Nf3
  • Packed with new ideas and analysis

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