Dutch Stonewall has 6 ratings and 1 review. Mark said: I suppose a bit of chess bio is needed so that the review can be digested with an appropriately si. By playing the Stonewall, Black stakes an immediate claim in the center and lays the foundations for a potentially dangerous kingside attack. The Stonewall is an. Buy Dutch Stonewall (Everyman Chess) by Jacob Aagaard (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on.

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Dutch Defence

Preview — Dutch Stonewall by Jacob Aagaard. Dutch Stonewall by Aaagard Aagaard. A chess book on the openings, aimed at a club audience. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dutch Stonewallplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Feb 14, Mark Moorman rated it it was amazing. I suppose a bit of chess bio is needed so that the review can be digested with an appropriately sized grain of salt.

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I am a recreational player, aged 52, who took up a semi-serious interest in chess just a few years ago. I have a USCF rating of My appreciation of such books remains quite superficialI am simply looking for strategic ideas, recurrent tactical concepts, key tabiya, and promising paths out of problematic moves by my opponents. I am in no position to judge how this book mig I suppose a bit of chess bio is needed so that the review can be digested with an appropriately sized grain of salt.


I am in no position to judge how this book might, or might not, serve a stronger player. Let me briefly highlight some elements of the book I enjoy.

Aagaard’s “Introduction” is a weighty and key chapter. It is also the longest at 50 pages. The beginning presupposes the hard work of the whole. It is written from the perspective of one who already knows the path, and so the ground one is going to traverse is prepared and hinted at.

On page 9 Aagaard writes: Or, on page 13, “today black tends to make white pay price for the thematic exchange of dark-squared bishops, 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. This is a feature of the book that I am particularly fond of: I have no idea if this has pragmatic effects on the game outcomes of a reader, but it is intellectually satisfying for the novice player to have this genealogy made explicit.

There is a paradoxical sense of “progress” in chess, and a sense that there are perennial problems and solutions.

IMO, this historical grounding is simply the correct way to proceed. The book marches on in ever greater detail to flesh out key strategies, problems, and lines. At my level, I am looking for a few key ideas and not to exhaustively memorize complex lines. The most helpful of these for me was in chapter 4 durch white’s annoying and sensible 5.


The possible hope for a solution?? Invite Bf4 with Bd6 then back off with Be7 and initiate harassment with hjust what I needed to know! His sections at the end of the introduction on “Move orders and Set ups,” aagaars “Strategic Features” feature the kind of broad brush generalities that a player at my level needs to know.

So,from my perspective, an excellent and well-written book that has led me to have a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the Dutch Stonewall. Kevin rated it really liked it May 18, Alexsander rated it did not like aagasrd May 17, Cam Mcleman rated it it was ok Jul 03, Andy Walker rated it it was ok Jul 17, Tapani rated it stonwall it May 07, Arlen added it Apr 14, Paul Cannon added it May 26, Gary Patella added it Jun 25, Casper marked it as to-read Feb 06, Donald marked it as to-read Apr 19, Chris Lutz added it May 06, stonewakl Spectraz marked it as to-read Sep 06, Djtch Alexander marked it as to-read Oct 27, Dan Belmont added it Jun 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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