The following games are only from the Introduction of Jacob Aagaard’s book Dutch Stonewall (Everyman ), which could have been a book all on its own. Dutch Stonewall by Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. By playing the Stonewall, Black stakes an immediate claim in the center and lays the and these are clearly elucidated by experienced author Jacob Aagaard.

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The Sniper Charlie Storey. These are details in a book, which generally is very nice to read also when you speak of the layout and the appropriate amount of diagrams. There exists some good and thought provoking articles on the matter. This is a feature of the book that I am particularly fond of: Clearly black needs to play very precisely here, if he wants to avoid verifying the classical view that the Stonewall is positionally suspect.

Feb 14, Mark Moorman rated it it was amazing.

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There is interesting material for the average player who wants to take up a new answer to 1. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

Paperbackpages. These articles seem to conclude that the Stonewall is often underestimated and perhaps mistakenly regarded as positionally suspect. I suppose a bit of chess bio is needed so that the review can be digested with an appropriately sized grain of salt.


IMO, this historical grounding is simply the correct way to proceed. Preview — Dutch Stonewall by Jacob Aagaard. Lessons with a Grandmaster Boris Gulko. The possible hope for a tsonewall A few misprints are unlucky but not alltogether boring.

The book marches on in ever greater detail to flesh out key strategies, problems, and lines. The writer explains the different plans stonewakl strategical themes in a nice way compared to traditional openingbooks and also compared to his earlier books on the Panov- and the Svesnikovvariation. This predilection for long introductions can also be traced in Aagaards earlier books. It is written from the perspective of one who already knows the path, and so the ground one stoneall going to traverse is prepared and hinted at.

Play Winning Chess Yasser Seirawan. This is somewhat misleading as chapter four, five and six fall outside this framework.

Looking for beautiful books? The introduction lasts 50 pages, which in itself could suffice for a whole book! Chapter six covers systems where white omits fianchetting the kings bishop and plays an early e3.

There are both independent analysis and opinions of the critical set ups. I am a recreational player, aged 52, who took up a semi-serious interest in chess stoneawll a few years ago. The Stonewall is covered well through a fine selection of complete games.

Chapter five covers the so-called other Stonewalls. When the writer holds systems involving Nh3 as the crucial test of the Stonewall, it would be nice to know what he thinks about the moveorder 1. All of these hints are in the context of introductory games from some of the great players of the last century like Capablanca, Botvinnik, and Petrosian.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kevin rated it really liked it May 18, His lack of practical experience in the field does not seem to restrict the quality of the book. Aabaard five primarily focuses on experimenting set ups involving Nc6 and Be7 among others popularized by Short, Karlsson and Spassky.

Dutch Stonewall

Actually I find both the historical and the strategical sections in the introduction very instructive. Back cover copy The Stonewall is an ideal choice for those players who are keen to avoid the reams of theory that surround more popular openings such as the King’s Indian and Nimzo-Indian Defenses. The first is an introduction with history and explanation of strategical plans for both sides.

Arlen added it Apr 14, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Also in this cutch great accuracy is demanded if black wants to keep the balance. These questions are peripheral to the main purpose of the book:

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