Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Killer Dutch by Simon Williams

I started studying The Killer Dutch by Simon Williams recently after I purchased it from amazon.com . I had weakness against 2.d4 as black all along my life and I hope to get over it with the Dutch defense. I already went through Simon's chess.com series on this twice.

The book starts with some games played GM Williams to give a feel of the opening. Then it delves deep inside the opening theories. He deviated from the regular move of Dutch Defence 1. d4 f5 to 1.d4 e6 2. c4 f5 to avoid sidelines and gambits against Dutch defence. But that also means White can get into The French Defence in move two by playing 1. d4 e6 2. e4. But usually people who dont start with the move 1.e4 are usually not eager to transpose to French Defence as White after playing d4 or c4 or Nf3 in the first move.

Be aware of GM Roman's recommendation against Dutch Defence here -



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