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.
IM Jan Pinski delves into the secrets of the Classical Dutch, studying both the positional motives and tactical nuances for both sides. Pinski deals with the theoretical main lines as well as the crafty side variations, updating the reader on all the new important wrinkles.
1.d4 f5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Sf6 4.Lg2 Le7 5.Sf3 0-0 6.0-0 d6
- Main line: 7.Sc3 a5 8.b3 De8
- Main Line: 7.Sc3 a5 Eighth Move Alternatives
- Main line: 7.Sc3 De8 and 7.Sc3 Se4
- Main Line: White Plays b2-b4
- Main Line: White Plays Sbd2
- Systems with Dc2 and/or e3
- Systems with Sh3
- Second Move Alternatives