Simon says: The Christmas Tree variation of the Dutch

by Simon Williams
12/18/2017 – In this Simon Says Simon Williams takes a look at Christmas is near so lets take a look at the Christmas Tree variation of the Dutch! Watch live from 18:00 CET (12 Noon EDT).

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The Christmas Tree variation of the Dutch

This is a rather unique opening variation which mixes elements from both the Classical Dutch and Leningrad Dutch. If you are looking for a new way to play against 1 d4 this could be the lesson for you...

 

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Simon Williams became a IM in 1998 and a GM in 2008. For the last 15 years he has concentrated on teaching, playing and making instructional chess DVDs. He also has a lot of experience commentating about chess. Being the regular commentator at the strongest and best open tournament in the world, Gibraltar. Simon Williams is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book. 'Play the Classical Dutch' got voted, in New in Chess, as one of the top 10 chess books of all time. His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds. No wonder he produced two widely acclaimed ChessBase DVDs on the King's Gambit. More information about Williams can be found on his website.
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thirteen thirteen 12/19/2017 12:04
I really like this Englishman's infectious enthusiasm, with the important side effect, it makes his teaching memorable.
garyklien garyklien 12/18/2017 05:34
Ginger tree! Favorite grandmaster atm
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