The Leningrad Dutch – Grandmasters Roeland Pruijssers and Simon Williams

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The Leningrad Dutch – GM Roeland Pruijssers & GM Simon Williams

Leningrad Dutch, the third installment in the Ginger GM ‘Double Tuition’ series, presents a fresh and up-to-date repertoire in what might be one of the most comprehensive DVDs on the Dutch to date.

Presented by GM Roeland Pruijssers and GM Simon Williams, two of the world’s leading Grandmaster experts on the Dutch, all the main and critical lines are covered, filling you with confidence to play this exciting opening, and ensuring you take away a lifetime’s worth of tips, tricks, and secrets that Roeland has dedicated decades to prepare.

Part one of the two DVDs worth of material covers the Leningrad Dutch mainlines where white plays g3.  A theoretical volume, this DVD does not skimp on the essential theory, but that is what you need in order to beat the best!

The second part of Leningrad Dutch aims to prepare you against all of white’s alternative set-ups, including the London System, 2nd move options, and numerous gambits.

About the Author:

GM Simon Williams (aka Ginger GM) is an English chess grandmaster, author, and commentator.

He obtained the Grandmaster title 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.

GM Roeland Pruijssers is a Dutch grandmaster who earned his international master title in 2007 and his grandmaster title in 2012. He won the Leiden Open in 2016.

Is this course for me?

The Leningrad Dutch is an easy-to-learn system where black goes for the king — pretty much from the start of the game… You place your pawns in a certain way, maneuver your pieces and swing your dangerous queen to the kingside.

Black’s plans, just as in the Benko Gambit, are repeatable, aggressive and… as you’ll be able to see, devastating for unprepared opponents!

Here’s what you’re getting with this course:

10+ Hours of “Double Tuition” Premium Videos

GM Roeland Pruijssers and GM Simon Williams are both leading experts in the Leningrad Dutch who will guide you step by step through this dangerous opening.

11 Comprehensive PGN Files

These will serve as your go-to references for meeting every idea white can throw at you. Load up the PGNs to review your lines, print the theory, or even to play serious training games against the computer!

No need to complicate chess too much…this is all you need to completely cover you against 1.d4.

The two GMs discuss key ideas for success in the Leningrad. Both are experts in the line and have their own unique perspectives for winning in the opening.

Enjoy learning from GMs Pruijssers and Simon Williams.

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Running Time

11 hour

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Content Outline

Chapter List

Disc 1

  • 1.1 Introduction (08:43)
  • 2.1 Introduction to Main Line Leningrad (10:58)
  • 2.2.1 Main Line 8.Re1 (23:29)
  • 2.2.2 Main Line 8.Re1 Ne4 (22:02)
  • 2.2.3 Main Line 8.Re1 d5 (25:53)
  • 2.3 Main Line 8.b3 (18:34)
  • 2.4 Main Line 8.d5 (34:30)
  • 2.5 Main Line 8.Nd5 (16:46)
  • 2.6 Main Line 8.Qb3 (14:55)
  • 2.7 Main Line 8.e4 (09:24)
  • 2.8 Main Line Conclusion (11:38)
  • 3.1 Introduction to 6th Move Alternatives (03:22)
  • 3.2 6.b3 with c4 (13:37)
  • 3.3 6.b3 without c4 (15:28)
  • 3.4 6.b4 (14:29)
  • 3.5 6. Nbd2 (14:59)
  • 4.1 Introduction to 4th Move Alternatives (03:47)
  • 4.2 4.Nh3 with Nf4 and h4 (15:36)
  • 4.3 4.Nh3 with 4…Nc6 5.d5 (17:19)
  • 4.4 4.Nh3 with c4 (19:45)
  • 4.5 4.h4 (10:18)
  • 4.6 4.Nd2 with c3 (17:17)

Disc 2

  • 5.1 Introduction to Alternatives to g3 (04:31)
  • 5.2 White plays Nf3 and Bg5 (12:15)
  • 5.3 White plays c4 and Nc3 with Bg5 (14:11)
  • 5.4 White plays b4 and e3 (12:10)
  • 6.1 Introduction to 2nd Move Alternatives (05:43)
  • 6.2 2.Nc3 – White plays Bg5 and captures on f6 (16:42)
  • 6.3 2.Nc3 – White plays Bg5 and e3 (15:41)
  • 6.4 2.Nc3 – White Plays f3 (08:46)
  • 7.1 2.Bg5 with 4.e4 (23:31)
  • 7.2 Extra Video! 2.Bg5 with 4.e4 (15:23)
  • 7.3 2.Bg5 with 4.e3 (22:22)
  • 8.1 Introduction to London System with 2.Bf4 (02:30)
  • 8.2 London System with c4 (15:52)
  • 8.3 London System with c3 (27:07)
  • 8.4 London System 6…e6 (20:02)
  • 9.1 Introduction to Gambits (02:01)
  • 9.2 Staunton Gambit (28:50)
  • 9.3 Other Gambits (15:13)
  • 10 2.Nh3 The Drunken Knight (10:49)
  • 11.1 1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 – White Avoids d4 (17:25)
  • 11.2 1.c4 White Avoids d4 (18:33)
  • 11.3 Move Order (05:26)
  • 12 Conclusion (06:56)