Let’s be honest… 1. d4 f5 (BOOM!) You are letting White know you mean business. You are claiming that e4-square, opening up the “King’s Short Diagonal“ despite making life a bit hard for your light-squared bishop. The moment you push f7-f5, you make imbalances right off the bat — where you are looking to exploit every weakness in White’s position. The Dutch Defense sounds powerful, right? And that’s why you need to know what you are doing. You don’t want to be snared in your own traps. You don’t want to go “all in” and end up losing the steam against your opponent’s counterattacks. You want to be so geared up that every MOVE you make assaults your opponent’s position (no mercy!). That’s why you need GM Miloje Ratkovic’s 10+ hour video training course where he goes through the major systems and breaks them down for you to unleash a hellish attack on your opponent from move one.
Here’s what you would learn:
- Staunton Gambit explained. White would want to challenge the f5-pawn right away. As Black, you have to keep the pressure on the e4-square nonetheless. Let Ratkovic show you how.
- The e6-square weakness. That f5 pawn move does create a “hole” in your position. After the …d6 or …d5 move, White gets control of the e6 square. Now what? Discover more about your plans or the key squares to fight for.
- The ambitious f-pawn. The f-pawn can advance ahead at times—to break through White’s position. Find out how you can do this against the English opening. Hint: please exchange your bishop for the c3-knight first.
- Capturing the long diagonal. Often the fianchettoed dark-squared bishop can be a deadly weapon in your hands. Watch Chapters 17 and 18 carefully to know how best to deploy it against the Queen’s Knight Variation.
- Leningrad Dutch 8.b3 Variation. White often puts his knight on the d5 outpost—painfully near to the Black king. Learn how to tackle this monster knight once and for all, and still escape unscathed nonetheless.
This course is built for both beginners and advanced-level players alike. That’s what you get from a seasoned chess coach like Ratkovic.