Mastery: Openings

The Classical Dutch

The Classical Dutch

Learn the Classical Dutch from the world's greatest expert on the opening!

Want to learn a sharp opening against 1.d4 from the world’s leading expert? Join Simon Williams, the Ginger GM as he demonstrates his favorite opening, the Classical Dutch! Simon has played the Dutch against numerous Super-Grandmasters and often won spectacular games!

Here is what you will learn"

  • Learn the key strategic ideas to attack with the Classical Dutch.
  • Learn the proper responses to each of White’s main lines.
  • See how Simon defeated some of the top players in the world with an opening that easy to learn!


"Clear, clean, and concise. Excellent Instruction. More videos please!" - Chess.com member TonyMorphy321

"Dude! You're seriously an amazing teacher! Not only are you teaching openings but you're teaching attacking ideas as well. You keep inspiring me to become a relentless attacker". - Chess.com member GameChangerWAB

 

  • Classical Dutch - Part 1

    If you only watch one video on the Dutch, it must be this one! GM Ginger, the author of books on the opening, shows you the main points in this introductory video. Watch him discuss the pawn structures and attacking formations while he flashes some tactics....

    • 21 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Classical Dutch - Part 2

    GM Simon Williams, one of the most frequent practitioners of the Dutch Defense, shows why it isn't the opening's fault that he is 0-3 against GM Alexei Shirov. Today the plan of ...Ne4 and the importance of ...e5 are spotlighted. You'll learn some of...

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Classical Dutch - Part 3

    The English and the Americans, brought together by the Dutch?! That's the case today on Chess.com as GM Williams prepares with two poker players and flops the nuts versus a top GM. The scintillating attack features some great moments to improve your tactics...

    • 17 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Classical Dutch - Part 4

    What's better than beating a world-class GM? How about having him congratulate you afterward! Watch GM Simon Williams show no fear by playing the Classical Dutch against GM Boris Gelfand (OK, he was quite nervous). Today you'll see why an early ...a5...

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Classical Dutch - Part 5

    The final chapter in the Dutch Defense covers various other responses, including what to do when White fails to fianchetto. The Ginger GM also shows a model game where Black accomplishes the thematic ...e5 and gets an impressive pawn duo on the 5th rank....

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
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