Grandmaster Simon Williams has played the Classical Dutch for over twenty years.
It remains his favourite opening and has featured in some of his greatest individual results, including a win over World Championship finalist Boris Gelfand.
In this book, Williams examines the Classical Dutch in great depth.
He also presents a complete repertoire for Black with the Dutch Defence, which is based on his own repertoire he has used successfully at grandmaster level for many years.
As well as presenting the latest theory and revealing his new ideas in the key lines, Williams highlights the main tactical and strategic ideas for both sides and covers important issues such as move orders.
Each chapter includes a series of tests at the end, so that readers are able to assess how well they have understood the main concepts.
This books tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Classical Dutch.
• A Dutch repertoire against 1.d4, 1.c4 and 1.Nf3
• Written by a world-renowned Classical Dutch expert
• Packed with new ideas and critical analysis
003 About the Author
063 1 Ye Olde Faithful: 7...a5
118 2 The Most Popular Move: 7...Qe8
152 3 The Modern 7...Ne4
211 4 New, Fresh and Slightly Dubious
233 5 White Plays g3 and Bg2: Early Deviations
311 6 White Avoids Fianchettoing
350 7 Aggressive Set-ups and Early Gambits
378 8 Early Deviations: 2 Nc3 and 2 Bg5
403 9 White Avoids d4 and Adopts an English Set-up
429 10 White Avoids c4 and d4
462 A Final Word
464 Index of Variations 467 Index of Games