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The London against the Dutch


200 pages, paperback, Chess Stars, 1. edition 2024

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The book proposes a White repertoire against all variants of the Dutch in the spirit of the London System with 1.d4 f5 2.Bf4.
Georgiev also covers the tricky move orders 1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bf4, 1.c4 e6 2.d4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 (4...Bb4 5.Bd2) 5.Bf4, 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bf4 to offer a complete repertoire with Bf4.
It is in no way worse than the standard fianchetto lines, and has the huge advantage of being unexplored and barely mentioned in the books on the Dutch. The f4-bishop often proves to be White's most important and active piece, especially when he carries out the thematic break c4-c5. At the same time it defends White's castling position. In contrast to the worn-out fianchetto lines, White always has clear plans in the middlegame, which range from pawn advance on the queenside against set-ups with ...Be7, to h4, Qf3 and long castling against the Leningrad. Play is intuitive, and Black cannot easily prepare at home as the engines consistently show a fair advantage for White while top GM games are scarce. If it comes to that, they are even misleading.
On the White side we can see grandmasters as Topalov, Grischuk, Morozevich, Praggnanandhaa, Nihal, Najer, Grandelius and many others. The Bf4-System against the Dutch is not a tricky, one-game opening. It can stand deep analysis with the latest versions of Leela AI and Stockfish. That makes it perfect for a long-term repertoire.
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Weight 490 g
Manufacturer Chess Stars
Width 14.5 cm
Height 21.5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2024
Author Kiril Georgiev
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9786197188417
Pages 200
Binding paperback
004 Bibliography
005 Preface
007 Introduction
Chapter 1) 1.d4 f5 2.Bf4! Nf6 3.e3 e6
011 Step by Step
024 Annotated Games
Chapter 2) 1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 f5 3.Bf4
039 Step by Step
048 Annotated Games
Chapter 3) 3.Bf4 Nf6 4.e3 Rare Forth Moves
057 Step by Step
065 Annotated Games
Chapter 4) The Nimzo-Dutch
075 Step by Step
097 Annotated Games
Chapter 5) 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 d6 4.Nc3!
107 Step by Step
116 Annotated Games
Chapter 6) 1.d4 f5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 d6 4.Nc3! g6
121 Step by Step
132 Annotated Games
Chapter 7) Odds and Ends
143 Step by Step
154 Annotated Games
Chapter 8) The Stonewall with Be2
171 Step by Step
177 Annotated Games
Chapter 9) The Stonewall with early Nf3
185 Step by Step
189 Annotated Games
197 Index of Variations
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