My Favourite Aggressive Opening For Black Against 1.d4
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My Favourite Aggressive Opening For Black Against 1.d4

My Favourite Aggressive Opening For Black Against 1.d4

The Queen’s Pawn Game, 1.d4, is the second-most popular chess opening after 1.e4; more than a billion games have been played starting with the move 1.d4. White has plenty of opening choices after that: the Queen’s Gambit, the London System, the Trompowsky Attack, the Catalan, and many more.

Here’s the question: is there a good opening for Black to counter all these different openings by White? Yes, there is! That is exactly what I’ll share in today’s video lesson. It is the Dutch Defense, which arises after 1.d4 f5.

Although White can still play any second move – 2.c4, 2.Bf4, 2.Nf3, etc. – this universal chess opening system works against all these different variations! It will definitely catch your opponents off guard.

Watch the full video lesson to learn the basic setup of this opening system, common ideas, middlegame attacking plans, and some cool traps!

Below, you can find the variations shown in the video:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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