Leonid Kritz

was born in Moscow in 1984 and came to Germany at the age of 12. His greatest success in junior chess was becoming Youth U16 World Champion in 1999. In 2003 Kritz became a grandmaster and in the following year he eliminated the leading Indian player Sasikiran from the FIDE World Championships. In April 2008 Kritz made his first jump over the line of 2600 Elo points. Kritz is studying Mathematics in Baltimore.

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Safe and active with the Dutch Stonewall
Safe and active with the Dutch Stonewall
The popular Stonewall with f5, e6, d5 and c6 earned its name because in practice it turned out to be a legendary defensive weapon. But if you play the setup correctly (that means with ...b6, ...Bb7 etc.), you can also quickly become active.
by Leonid Kritz
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Countering with the Chebanenko Slav
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