Neil McDonald explains the strategy and tactics of the highly fashionable Leningrad variation of the Dutch Defense.
Through the use of model games for both sides, McDonald provides a thorough grounding in the key ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently start to use the Leningrad in their own games.
- Main Line: 7...Qe8 8 d5
- Main Line: 7...Qe8 without 8.d5
- Main Line: 7...c6 8.d5 e5
- Main Line: 7...Sc6
- White plays an early b2-b3: Standard systems
- White plays an early b2-b3: the Leningrad Stonewall
- White plays Nh3
- White plays c2-c3
- Odds and Ends