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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dutch Stonewall by Jacob Aagaard. Dutch Stonewall by Jacob Aagaard. A chess book on the openings, aimed at a club audience.
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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 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. Some examples?? On page 9 Aagaard writes: " The modern b6?? 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: it grounds its considerations in history and the classical chess of modern masters. 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 on 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," and "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.
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With Steffen Pedersen as the most outstanding exponent one can almost speak of a rising lodge of young Danish writers on openings during the later years. Inside this lodge you will find Carsten Hansen and with Jacob Aagaards third opening book he may also be counted as a new member of the lodge! With one book each they will have to hang around for still a couple of books before applying for admission! Aagaards book on the Stonewall Dutch is the latest addition. With this book a gap in the enormous amount of literature on openings is filled out.
Aagaard, Jacob - Dutch Stonewall (2002)