Ideas for Black in the Leningrad Dutch

Aug 1, 2011
29 min
International Master Thomas Rendle, otherwise known as the "Pterodactyl of Opening Theory", brings us yet another video series on the subject! On the docket this time is a weapon of great popularity at every level of chess: The Leningrad Dutch! Thomas reviews one of his own victories today, focusing on the main line variations occurring after black's 7...Nc6 (vs 7...c6). Black's goal of achieving pawns on e5 and f5 is highlighted, along with Rendle's obsession with the f2-square. Enjoy!