Dutch Defense is a great attacking opening choice where black prepares the king’s side attack from move one. In order to avoid complications in the center black usually locks it up early in the game. Dutch was never a super popular opening, especially on the top level. Nevertheless, many strong players including Alexander Alekhine, Bent Larsen, and Paul Morphy used this opening with great success. Currently, Hikaru Nakamura is the only top-10 player that uses Dutch on regular basis. If you are a club player, looking for a new active opening choice, the Dutch may be exactly what you need.
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If you want to improve your chess level, you need to have a clear study plan. If you aim for a dramatic improvement at chess you need to work on all of the elements of the game in a systematic way:
- positional play
- attacking skills
- endgame technique
- classical games analysis
- psychological preparation
- and much more
Looking for more on This Opening? Look at 5 Reasons to Play It, This Opening with GM Petrov [TCW Academy], and The Complete Guide.
We also recommend reviewing Dealing with the Stonewall.
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