Learn the Dutch Stonewall with World Champion Magnus Carlsen
World Champion Magnus Carlsen teaches you how to play the Dutch Stonewall, a chess opening based on putting your pawns on f5, e6 and d5 with Black. “The Stonewall can give you so many types of positions, strategic fights, tactical fights”, says Carlsen.
Using his own games, Magnus Carlsen shows us the ideas that he pioneered or applied to beat the likes of Vishy Anand and Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces.
The main goal of this chess course is to understand how to play the Dutch Stonewall! Start employing a fighting opening with Black, unbalancing the structure early on – plus get to enjoy watching how the World Champion does it.
About the Author
Magnus Carlsen is 4-time World Champion (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018). He has also won the World Rapid Chess Championship and the World Blitz Chess Championship.
He became a Grandmaster at the age of 13, #1 in the rankings at the age of 19 and World Champion at the age of 22.
He has won prestigious chess tournaments such as Tata Steel Masters (Wijk aan Zee), Shamkir Chess (Gashimov Memorial), Grenke Chess Classic, Lindores Abbey, Sinquefield Cup and many many more.
Carlsen holds the record for most classical chess games played without losing at 110 games (as of June 2020).
Carlsen is regarded by many as the best player in the history of chess.
What to expect from this course?
In the introduction to his series on the Stonewall, World Champion Magnus Carlsen explains how he was taught this structure and how you can benefit from this series.
In chapter 3 Magnus Carlsen goes over the plan he followed as Black when faced with a strong idea his opponent Fabiana Caruana used with White against him.
Then in chapter 4 Carlsen dives into the Nh3 idea for White and how Black can play dynamic moves in order to mantain the pressure on the Kingside, never decrease the pressure and always go for a win.
The final part of this series is dedicated to a not so frequent way of playing the Dutch Stonewall, which is without the dark-squared bishops. Magnus Carlsen presents you with interesting ideas to play these kind of set-ups.
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