Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense – GM Eugene Perelshteyn

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The Stonewall Defense: Stomping White with Dutch Defense

Stomping White With The Stonewall Defense – Gm Eugene Perelshteyn

Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense – GM Eugene Perelshteyn

The Stonewall Defense is a variation of the popular Dutch Defense. It’s also an extremely effective chess opening for black against 1. d4 – representing a solid system that is very difficult for white to crack.

The Stonewall Defense involves black placing pawns on the light squares d5, e6, and f5 to establish an iron grip on the center, specifically restricting a potential breakthrough by white involving an e4 push.

Even if you aren’t crazy about playing the Stonewall Defense against every set-up by white in the Queen Pawn opening systems, the Stonewall variation of the Dutch Defense is exceptionally versatile and very easy to transpose to from various chess openings for black against 1. d4, 1. c4, 1. Nf3, etc..

The validity of the Stonewall Defense as an effective opening choice at the highest levels in chess is reinforced by the fact that it has been frequently employed by countless Grandmasters, including the former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and former World Champions Vladimir Kramnik, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Vassily Smyslov!

About the Author:

Eugene Perelshteyn is a chess grandmaster and author. He was able to accomplish the International Master title in 2001 and the Grandmaster title in 2006. He also won the U.S. Junior Closed Championship in 2000.

With a peak FIDE rating of 2555, and his current rating is 2515, Perelshteyn is currently ranked 34th among active chess players in the United States.

Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn is an extremely experienced chess trainer who has employed the Stonewall Defense with consistent success at the GM level.

Is this course for me?

If you are looking for a reliable weapon for black against 1. d4 where you can transfer the weight of the struggle to the middlegame, the Stonewall Defense will be a great addition to your opening repertoire.

Stomping White With The Stonewall Defense – Gm Eugene PerelshteynFrom a superficial glance, the Stonewall Defense, a common variation of the Dutch Defense, may appear very simple (place your pawns on the light squares, trade your light-squared bishop or activate it via ..b6 and ..Ba6, and don’t let white play e4).

Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates multiple effective methods to develop or trade-off that potential ¨problem bishop¨ located on c8.

GM Perelshteyn is quick to point out common tactical and positional pitfalls. The Stonewall Defense also has an undeserved reputation for being a very drawish, passive opening, but GM Perelshteyn presents multiple attacking patterns in the center and kingside for black that can destroy any opponent with the white pieces!

The Stonewall Defense is an exceptionally solid choice for black against 1. d4, based on strong positional ideas that are very tough to crack!

The Stonewall Defense is a reliable opening choice for chess players of all levels and has been employed at the highest levels of chess by none other than former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and former World Champions Vladimir Kramnik, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Vassily Smyslov.

This chess DVD will improve your opening play with black and provide you with the knowledge to stomp white with the Stonewall Defense!

Download now includes PGNs of games analyzed!

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Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in
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2 hours 12 minutes

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7 reviews for Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense – GM Eugene Perelshteyn

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Calvin Hori (verified owner)

    While I am more of a Nimzo-Indian player myself, I found this DVD quite instructive in that GM Perelshteyn placed a lot of emphasis on how to play various pawn structures that arise from the Stonewall during the middlegame. Many of these structures can arise from other openings and know how to handle them is extremely important, especially with time ticking away on your clock. The sample game (Kramnik-Anand) was terrific and shows how even top GMs can have trouble fighting the Stonewall system.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    shakespeare (verified owner)

    80% of all DVDs about openings go: then you make this move and that move or this or that in an incredible speed – Eugenes DVDs – the opposite – slowly explaining the ideas perfectly didactical – after listening one time I get it 60% – then a few dozend internet games – reviewing them and looking the DVD a second time – ready for a try in a tournament game!
    Even if I dont play the opening I buy every single of his DVDs – highly recommendable 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Doug F

    The Eugenes teaching style is unique. I love his explanations. I have been using Stonewall Defense to improve my game. Highly recommended!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan

    The way that Eugene teaches his tactics are so comprehensible, even for newbies (as me, for example). I want to learn everything about these tecnics and I’m willing to practice a lot of hours with this DVD. This is my best purchase ever! 😀 😀 😀

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hadji (verified owner)

    This is probably one of the best Empire Chess products I’ve purchased. One of the best explanations ever on Dutch Stonewall Defense. I am a Dutch Defense player for many years but I haven’t seen any lectures on Dutch Stonewall Defense very SUPERB such as this one.

    I recommend this to any French Defense player, as I am for many years, to add it into their opening repertoire. The opening pawn formation is very flexible, for example, 1. d4 e6 and if 2.e4 then you play your pet French Defense, or if 2. c4 you can simply play f5 Dutch Stonewall where GM Eugene gives you lectures to master this opening.

    This is also highly recommended for those players who do not want to memorize long variations in the opening but want to understand the opening more clearly, easily, and deeply. Wow!!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hadji (verified owner)

    After so many months upon purchased this DVD, I revisited the lectures. Recalling all the lectures, I may say that up to now, this is undoubtedly one of the best Empire Chess products I’ve purchased. One of the best explanations ever on Dutch Stonewall Defense. I am a Dutch Defense player for many years but I play classical, and I haven’t seen any lectures on Dutch Stonewall Defense very unique such as this one.

    I recommend this first to any Dutch defense player, and second to any French Defense player, as I am for many years, to add it into their opening repertoire. The opening pawn formation is very flexible, for example, 1. d4 e6 and if 2.e4 then you play your pet French Defense, or if 2. c4 you can simply play f5 Dutch Stonewall where GM Eugene gives you lectures to master this opening.

    Final verdict: This opening system is one of the most solid reply to 1.d4. It’s hard to break but very easy to play. This is also highly recommended for those players who do not want to memorize long variations in the opening but want to understand the opening more clearly, easily, and deeply. Until now, I want to extend my thanks!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Suku (verified owner)

    Lectures included in this are very clear and to the point, product pricing is great and the website service is excellent.
    High value for this low investment! I am fully satisfied.

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