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Win With Dutch Defense With Gm Miloje Ratkovic

The Dutch Defense is a chess opening for Black against 1.d4 and occurs after the moves 1.d4 f5.

Dutch Defense

It is a fighting chess opening as Black immediately unbalances the position.

The Dutch Defense is an exciting opening choice, especially at club level, and is a good option for players looking to win as Black against 1.d4. The reason for this is that many positions in the Dutch Defense promise Black more active play than in most other openings. Black is able to avoid early simplifications and can enter unbalanced positions, which allows him to play for more than equality.

Learn everything you need to know to confidently play this chess opening with this Dutch Defense Tournament Player’s Bundle. Here is what’s included:

The Killer Dutch with GM Simon Williams

The Killer Dutch With Gm Simon Williams

The Classical Dutch Defense is a fantastic defense system against 1.d4 that is guaranteed to catch your opponent by surprise.

The main lines of the Dutch Defense include the Leningrad Dutch with an early kingside fianchetto, and the Dutch Stonewall Defense with a closed center and pawns on f5, e6, and d5.

However, in the Classical Dutch Defense, Black strives to rapidly challenge White for control of the center with moves like f5, e6, and later d6 and e5 – building a dynamic pawn wall that puts strong pressure on white.

Grandmaster Simon Williams is the world’s leading expert on the Classical Dutch Defense, and the British GM is certainly not shy about sharing his secrets in this premium 6-hour DVD.

He analyzes victories and defeats in the Classical Dutch so that the viewer understands the keys to success and how to avoid common positional and tactical pitfalls.

Chess Openings: Learn How to Beat 1.d4 with the Stonewall Dutch Defense – GM Ron W Henley

henley stonewall dutch product imageLearn the most aggressive anti-d4 chess opening with GM Ron W. Henley’s 7-hour Henley Files – The Stonewall Dutch.

The Stonewall Dutch Defense is defined by Black’s c6-d5-e6-f5 pawn formation. We prevent White from playing e4, and secure that square for our knight – the perfect outpost for an attack on White’s king.

Because we’re aiming for a specific structure, we don’t have to worry about move order as much. This allows us to be flexible, taking advantage of inaccuracies by our opponents.

GM Henley explains how to play for the win by targeting weaknesses on White’s kingside and making sure we get all the strategic advantages: outpost for our knight, keeping the dark-squared bishops on the board, and a deadly rerouting of the light-squared bishop.

You will discover the most powerful chess opening of meeting White’s favored variations, and learn how to play this system like World Champions Botvinnik, Kramnik, and Carlsen.

Whether you already play the Dutch Defense and want to enhance your repertoire, or you’re a club player searching for an aggressive way to take down those d4 players, Ron Henley’s Stonewall Dutch will give you the ammunition you need.

Win with Dutch Defense with GM Miloje Ratkovic

Let’s be honest…

1. d4 f5 (BOOM!)

You are letting White know you mean business. You are claiming that e4-square, opening up the “King’s Short Diagonal“ despite making life a bit hard for your light-squared bishop.

The moment you push f7-f5, you make imbalances right off the bat — where you are looking to exploit every weakness in White’s position.

The Dutch Defense sounds powerful, right? And that’s why you need to know what you are doing.

You don’t want to be snared in your own traps.

You don’t want to go “all in” and end up losing the steam against your opponent’s counterattacks.

You want to be so geared up that every MOVE you make assaults your opponent’s position (no mercy!).

That’s why you need GM Miloje Ratkovic’s 10+ hour video training course where he goes through the major systems and breaks them down for you to unleash a hellish attack on your opponent from move one.

Dutch Defense for Club Players – GM Jacek Stopa

GM Jacek Stopa reveals the Dutch Defense, a powerful attacking weapon against 1.d4, 1.c4, and 1.Nf3 chess openings. When Magnus Carlsen needed to score important wins against Anand and Caruana, he turned to Dutch Defense.

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Trusted by many strong Grandmasters including Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Vladimir Kramnik, and Veselin Topalov, the Dutch Defense is a perfect choice for those who want more than a draw with the Black pieces.

A powerful and reliable weapon, the Dutch Defense gives you all the bells and whistles you need to outplay your opponents with Black!

Studies in: The Dutch Defense – LM Dana Mackenzie, GM Jesse Kraai, GM Eugene Perelshteyn, IM David Vigorito & IM John-Paul Wallace

The Dutch Defense was employed regularly in the past by Alekhine, Larsen, Morphy, and Najdorf. The high-water mark for the Defense occurred in 1951, when both Mikhail Botvinnik, the world champion, and his challenger, David Bronstein, played it in their World Championship match. Not found as often in modern games, but regularly used successfully by GM Hikaru Nakamura.

Content: 144 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 6 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.

Users rated this series: 4.48 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Very clear and concise lecture. I not only learned how to play against this structure of the Dutch but also received side lectures on when to give up the bishop pair, the right moment to open up the position, and above all, a tactical motive to burn into memory.

About the Authors:

Ron Henley (born December 5, 1956, in Houston, Texas) is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator, and producer of chess videos.

Henley obtained the International Master title in 1980 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He also appeared on the cover of Chess Life in 1982, representing the United States.

Aside from being a strong player in his own right, GM Henley acted as second, analyst and trainer for former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in many of his matches in the 1990s.

Ron Henley also trained 7-times US Women’s Champion, GM Irina Krush.

GM Miloje Ratkovic [2499 FIDE] is a Serbian Grandmaster with a FIDE Rating of 2499. He obtained the GM title in 2021. He has conquered many National and International events. He is a professional player, chess coach, and twitch streamer. GM Ratkovic is also a huge fan of online blitz with an Elo over 2785.

Grandmaster Jacek Stopa, originally from Poland, started playing chess at the age of 8 after randomly buying a chess set on a winter vacation. His father taught him how to play and he soon became addicted. Jacek earned his International Master title at age 18 and was the European Team Chess Champion in Solving Chess Problems in 2008.

He has developed into a very effective chess instructor over recent years, helping many young chess players reach their maximum potential.

LM Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a PhD mathematician, and award-winning mathematics and science journalist and author. LM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the ‘Fischer boom’ of 1971-72 and for some reason never quit.

He was the champion of North Carolina in 1985 and 1987, and became a master in 1988. In 2009, Dana received his Life Master certificate from the USCF, and in 2012 was a member of the West regional champion team in the US Amateur Team tournament.

His most memorable game was in 2006, a victory over IM David Pruess, a game later featured as Game of the Day by Chessgames on November 23, 2011. That same game so impressed then-IM Jesse Kraai that he invited Dana to give a lecture on it – on this site, where Dana has delivered more than 100 lectures since.

GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.

GM Eugene Perelshteyn was born in Ukraine and learned chess from his father, a FIDE Master. He moved to the United States at the age of fourteen and won the U.S. U18 Championship in 2000. Eugene earned a chess scholarship from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he graduated in computer science. In 2002 he was awarded the Samford Chess Fellowship – given to the top American Player under 25 years old – which helped him earn the GM title in 2006. He is the co-author of two books: Chess Openings for White, Explained and Chess Openings for Black, Explained.

IM David Vigorito was the 2007 Massachusetts Champion, as well as the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. He was the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club, with a USCF rating of 2479. David played in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix. He is a successful chess author – his Challenging the Nimzo-Indian was very well received by critics and players alike, and his second book, Play the Semi-Slav, was eagerly anticipated. David is an active chess coach for students at all ages and levels.

IM John-Paul Wallace is from Sydney, Australia, and is currently residing in London, England. John-Paul was the youngest Australian Chess Champion ever at the age of 17 in 1993-94. John-Paul won the 2003 Pratt Foundation Australian Open Chess Championship and has represented Australia in two chess Olympiads. John-Paul is a chess journalist and a chess coach both online and over-the-board.

GM Simon Williams (aka GingerGM) is a popular English chess grandmaster, author, and commentator. He obtained the Grandmaster title in 2008 by accomplishing the final norm at the Hastings International Chess Congress 2005/2006 and the 2500+ rating at Hastings 2007/2008. In 2009, he organized the Big Slick International in Purley, London, which comprised an invitational GM tournament and FIDE Rated Open.

His Achievements:

-In 2003, he finished second at the British Chess Championship.
-In 2005, he won the British Blitz Championship.
-In 2009, Williams finished equal first at the Southend Chess Congress all-play-all tournament.
-He was the joint winner with Gawain Jones of the London Chess Classic FIDE Rated Open in December 2010, with a rating performance of 2690.

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Content Outline

Henley Files: The Stonewall Dutch – GM Ron Henley

Course Introduction

Introduction & History

Chapter 1 – World Champions and the Dutch
Stonewall, Botvinnik
Stonewall, Kramnik
Stonewall, Carlsen

Chapter 2 – Historical Games

Chapter 3 – Tension Release: The Early cxd5

Chapter 4 – Positional Drawbacks: Bad Bishops

Chapter 5 – White’s Strategy: Dark-Squared Bishop Exchange

Chapter 6 – White Plays 7.Bf4

Chapter 7 – White Plays 5.Nh3

Chapter 8 – White Plays e3 Systems with h3 or Nge2 & f3

Chapter 9 – White Plays e3 Systems, With Nf3 v Bd6

Chapter 10 – Student’s Games


Win with Dutch Defense with GM Miloje Ratkovic

Chapter 1. Leningrad variation 8.d5 I
Chapter 2. Leningrad variation 8.d5 II
Chapter 3. Leningrad variation 8.Re1
Chapter 4. Leningrad variation 8.Re1 Nd5
Chapter 5. Leningrad variation 8.b3
Chapter 6. Leningrad variation Different moves at 8th move
Chapter 7. Leningrad variation System with b3 and Bb2
Chapter 8. Leningrad variation System with b2-b4
Chapter 9. 3…d6 with the idea e5 (2. g3) I
Chapter 10. 3…d6 with the idea e5 (2. g3) II
Chapter 11. 3…d6 with the idea e5 (2. g3) III
Chapter 12. Hopton Attack I
Chapter 13. Hopton Attack II
Chapter 14. London System
Chapter 15. Staunton Gambit I
Chapter 16. Staunton Gambit II
Chapter 17. Queen’s Knight Variation I
Chapter 18. Queen’s Knight Variation II
Chapter 19. Raphael Variation I
Chapter 20. Raphael Variation II
Chapter 21. Raphael Variation III
Chapter 22. 1.d4 2.Nf3 (3.h3 Bg5)
Chapter 23. Unusual lines after 1.d4 Krejcik Gambit
Chapter 24. Unusual lines after 1.d4 Alapin Variation
Chapter 25. Unusual lines after 1.d4 Korchnoi Attack
Chapter 26. Unusual lines after 1.d4 2. b3/e3
Chapter 27. 1.Nf3-f5 I
Chapter 28. 1.Nf3-f5 II
Chapter 29. 1.Nf3-f5 III
Chapter 30. 1.Nf3-f5 2.b3/g3 and Lisitsyn gambit
Chapter 31. English Opening I
Chapter 32. English Opening II

Dutch Defense for Club Players with GM Jacek Stopa

Chapter 1 Introduction to Dutch Defense
Chapter 2 Author’s Games I
Chapter 3 Author’s Games II
Chapter 4 Malaniuk I
Chapter 5 Malaniuk II
Chapter 6 Malaniuk II
Chapter 7 Modern Games
Chapter 8 Sidelines – Staunton Gambit
Chapter 9 Sidelines II
Chapter 10 Sidelines III
Chapter 11 Main Line Qe8 I
Chapter 12 Main Line Qe8 II
Chapter 13 Main Line Qe8 III
Chapter 14 Main Line c6
Chapter 15 Main Line Nc6
Chapter 16 Final Chapter Stonewall & Classical I
Chapter 17 Final Chapter Stonewall & Classical II
Chapter 18 Final Chapter Stonewall & Classical III

Studies in: The Dutch Defense – LM Dana Mackenzie, GM Jesse Kraai, GM Eugene Perelshteyn, IM David Vigorito & IM John-Paul Wallace

Irina’s Deep Strategy in the Dutch
Irina krush vs. Marc Esseman
Run Time: 00:33:13 LM MacKenzie

Kramnik Faces Nakamura’s Dutch
Vladimir Kramnik vs. Hikaru Nakamura
Run Time: 00:21:29 GM Kraai

My Miniature in the Dutch
E. Perelshteyn vs. Alexander Onischuk
Run Time: 00:23:35 GM Perelshteyn

A Cut-Throat Knight
Eugene Perelshteyn vs. Michael Barron
Run Time: 00:17:19 GM Perelshteyn

A Secret Weapon Against the Leningrad Dutch
Eugene Perelshteyn vs. Michael Barron
Run Time: 00:21:35 IM Vigorito

Demolishing the Dutch
Richard Pert vs. Anonymous
Run Time: 00:27:08 IM Wallace

The Killer Dutch with GM Simon Williams

  1. Part 1 DVD Introduction
  2. Model Game – Sowray-Pert
  3. Basic Strategic Ideas
  4. Part 2: The Main Line Classical
  5. Chapter 1: Ye Old Faithful 7…a5 – Introduction
  6. 7…a5 8 Re1: 1st Introductory Game: Gallagher – Williams
  7. 7…a5 8 b3: 2nd Introductory Game: Iskusnyh – Williams
  8. 7…a5 Theory A: 8 b3
  9. 7…a5 Theory B: 8 Re1
  10. 7…a5 Theory C: 8 Bg5
  11. 7…a5 Theory D: 8 Qc2
  12. 7…a5 A Typical Middlegame Structure
  13. Chapter 2: The Most Popular 7…Qe8
  14. 7…Qe8 8 Re1 1st Introductory Game: Van Wely-Minasian
  15. 7…Qe8 8 Qc2 2nd Introductory Game: Taimanov-Kortschnoi
  16. 7…Qe8 Theory A: 8 Qc2?!
  17. 7…Qe8 Theory B: 8 Re1 – The Old Main Line
  18. 7…Qe8 Theory C: 8 b3 – The New Main Line
  19. 7…Qe8 Theory D: 8 Bg5
  20. 7…Qe8 A Typical Middlegame Structure: Werle-Dgebuadze
  21. Chapter 3: The Modern 7…Ne4
  22. 7…Ne4 8 Bd2 1st Introductory Game: Sokolov-Williams
  23. 7…Ne4 8 Re1 2nd Introductory Game: Shirov-Williams
  24. 7…Ne4 Theory A: 8 Qc2
  25. 7…Ne4 Theory B: 8 Nxe4!
  26. 7…Ne4 Theory C: Other White Possibilities on move 8
  27. A Typical Middlegame Position
  28. Chapter 4: New, Fresh and Slightly Dubious 7…Nc6!? Introduction
  29. 7…Nc6!? Introductory Game: Potomak-Lukasiewicz
  30. 7…Nc6!? Theory A: 8 Move Side Lines
  31. 7…Nc6!? Theory B: 10 dxe6
  32. 7…Nc6!? Theory C: 10 Nxe6 The Critical Choice
  33. Chapter 5: White Fianchetto’s and Deviates at an Early Stage
  34. Introductory Game 1: Dumitrache-Williams
  35. Introductory Game 2: Roelvaag-Williams
  36. Theory A: An Early Nh3
  37. Theory B: White Avoids Playing c4
  38. Theory c: White Plays an Early b4 or b3
  39. Part 3 White Avoids Fianchettoing Introduction
  40. 1st Introductory Game: Agrest-Williams
  41. 2nd Introductory Game: The Rook Lift!
  42. Chapter 1
  43. Theory A: White Plays e3, Bd3, Nge2, and f3
  44. Theory B: White Plays e3, Bd3, and Nf3
  45. Chapter 2:
  46. Other Possibilities-Introduction
  47. White Plays Bg5 and e3
  48. Part 4: Aggressive Set Ups and Early Gambits-Introduction
  49. 1st Introductory Game: Kortschnoi-Kaenel
  50. 2nd Introductory Game: Tregubov-Malaniuk
  51. Staunton Gambit
  52. An Early h3 followed by g4!?
  53. Other Crazy Side Lines
  54. Part 5: 1 d4 f5-Early Deviations: 2 Nc3 and 2 Bg5-Introduction
  55. 1st Introductory Game: 2 Bg5: Kharitonov-Gajewski
  56. 2nd Introductory Game: 2 Nc3: Sakaev-Volokitin
  57. Theory A: 2 Bg5 h6 followed by …g5 and …Rh7
  58. Theory B: 2 Nc3
  59. Other Possibilities
  60. Part 6: Conclusion