"The Diamond Dutch- Strategic Ideas & Powerful Weapons"
by GM Victor Moskalenko
271 pages, New in Chess 2014
006 Explanation of Symbols
009 <Part I - The Anti-Dutch>
011 Chapter 1 Gambits and Rare Systems
034 Chapter 2 The Knight System: 1.d4 f5 2.Nc3
054 Chapter 3 The Bishop System: 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5
087 <Part II - The Stonewall Dutch and the Classical Dutch>
090 Chapter 4 The Catalanized Dutch: White’s fianchetto g2-g3
143 Chapter 5 Rolling Stones - A Repertoire for Black and for White
169 Chapter 6 The Classical Dutch: f5/e6/d6
185 <Part III - The Leningrad Dutch>
195 Chapter 7 The Main Leningrad: 7...Nc6, 7...c6 and 7...Qe8
228 Chapter 8 The Flying Fortress - Leningrad Sidelines
255 Index of Variations
261 Index of Names
269 Index of Games
271 Bibliography and Biography
The widely-played Dutch Defence is a sharp choice. Black does not try to preserve a positional balance, but chooses to fight it out.
No author is more qualified to explore new ideas in the Dutch than Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play.
The Diamond Dutch is not a repertoire book. Moskalenko himself plays this chess opening with both colours and covers the entire spectrum for White as well as Black:
- various Anti-Dutch weapons
- the Stonewall System
- the Classical System
- the Leningrad System.
As Moskalenko thoroughly shakes up the lines of yet another chess opening, he keeps both the strategic principles and the tactical finesses firmly in sight.
He presents a host of novelties, daring recommendations, new resources and cunning tricks. As always he describes his ideas in his inimitable style full of humour and enthusiasm, and illustrates them with plenty of his own games.