“The Dutch Defence is a diamond in the treasure box of modern chess openings.”
-- Viktor Moskalenko
The widely-played Dutch Defence is a sharp choice. Black does not try to preserve a positional balance, but chooses to fight it out.
No author is more qualified to explore new ideas in the Dutch than Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play.
The Diamond Dutch is not a repertoire book. Moskalenko himself plays this chess opening with both colours and covers the entire spectrum for White as well as Black:
-- various Anti-Dutch weapons
-- the Stonewall System
-- the Classical System
-- the Leningrad System.
As Moskalenko thoroughly shakes up the lines of yet another chess opening, he keeps both the strategic principles and the tactical finesses firmly in sight.
He presents a host of novelties, daring recommendations, new resources and cunning tricks. As always he describes his ideas in his inimitable style full of humour and enthusiasm, and illustrates them with plenty of his own games.
Viktor Moskalenko (1960) is an International Grandmaster and a well-known chess coach. The former Ukrainian champion has won many tournaments in Spain, his new home country. He is the author of The Fabulous Budapest Gambit (2007), The Flexible French (2008), Revolutionize Your Chess (2009), The Wonderful Winawer (2010) and The Perfect Pirc-Modern (2013).
Praise for Viktor Moskalenko:
Viktor Kortchnoi, on The Wonderful Winawer:
“Familiarizing oneself with Moskalenko’s new ideas can only have a beneficial effect on the play of any reader, from amateur to professional.”
Vassily Ivanchuk, on The Perfect Pirc-Modern:
“This book will undoubtedly help you to master not just the Pirc and Modern Defenses, but also to systematize and perfect your understanding of the key points of other openings.”