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IM Valeri Lilov’s Openings for Attacking Players - Win with the Leningrad!

Opening: A87: Dutch: Leningrad variation

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When playing as black, we often face a rather closed or uncomfortable opening where the fight for equality often turns into a transparent hope for a mistake that may or may not come depending on the opponent. Not anymore, though. The Dutch Leningrad is widely regarded as an exciting opening that can bring black space and harmony for a challenging attack while holding onto the principle of reliable center and continuous game. The first move 1.d4 f5 characterizes the Dutch opening. Black's 1...f5 stakes a claim to the e4-square and envisions an attack in the middlegame on White's kingside; White most often fianchettoes his king's bishop with g3 and Bg2. Black also sometimes fianchettoes his king's bishop with ...g6 and ...Bg7, which is indeed the Leningrad variation. In this video, IM Lilov gives you the tools to play this fantastic opening and reveals the tricks you can use as Black to make the Dutch Leningrad another arrow in your opening quiver!

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