Monday, May 18, 2009
The Dutch Defence Stonewall Variation: New Annotated Chess Opening with Computer Practice on www.jrobichess.com
I have added an interactive annotated opening study for the Dutch Defence Stonewall Variation with computer practice and Grandmaster examples on the main site at http://www.jrobichess.com.
The Dutch Defence opening, played by black against a white queen's pawn opening, is a very dynamic and tactical opening option. The Stonewall Variation of the Dutch Defence looks to lock down the center in preparation for a king side attack against white. It is very common in Dutch Defence Stonewall games for a piece sacrifice (sometimes more than one!) to begin a brutal assault against the white king. The very first move of the Dutch Defence F5 immediately creates an imbalanced position, laying the foundation for sharp tactical play.