In chess, White determines the initial trajectory of the game, giving Black an immediate disadvantage. Because of this, it can become difficult to prepare against all of White’s possible plans.
Also, with 1. d4 easily known as one of the most popular, yet complex, opening moves, it is important to solidify how you will respond. Many times, it can be a good idea to take your opponent away from the standard replies and into the sharper, lesser-used theory behind the Dutch.
That’s why we present to you GM Marian Petrov’s masterful review of the entire Dutch Defense in his latest 3-hour course!
If you are looking for a new way to take White out of his/her comfort zone, don’t hesitate to learn from GM Petrov’s legendary series describing all of the Dutch lines you can easily implement into your games.
From top-tier game review to the detailed theoretical analysis of Dutch variations, you will be more than ready to surprise your opponent and claim a thrilling Dutch victory! In this course, GM Marian Petrov will guide you through all the possible variations for Black to play in the Dutch Defense.
Specifically, he will cover the following:
- The two main Dutch variations (Stonewall and Leningrad) along with the most important sidelines to watch out for
- The move-by-move theory and strategy behind each variation
- How to gain the initiative in the center and kingside with the Dutch
- How to strategize attacks and take back control in Dutch-based games as Black
What will this course do for you?
Once you have completed this course, you will have enough knowledge to begin practicing what you have learned about the Dutch Defense (and its many variations) into your own games.
Additionally, unlike other Dutch Defense Courses, you will have the opportunity to learn in-depth about every important Dutch variation, which you can use to decide what kind of Dutch player, you want to be!
What you will learn:
- The Stonewall Dutch including and excluding b6 setups with/without the light-squared bishop
- The Leningrad Dutch for g6 setups with the dark-squared bishops
- Other variations along with how to counter White’s more rare moves
- Analyzed GM games where the Dutch Defense was successfully put to the test
GM Marian Petrov (FIDE 2537)
Is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world. Also a FIDE trainer and coach of the team of Wales at the last Olympiad in Baku in 2016. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.