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. Leonid Kritz presents the relevant variations from the point of view of Black. In 5 videos with over 60 minutes running time, the German grandmaster reveals to you the way to set up your pieces correctly so that you can trot out the Stonewall on your board practically without any great knowledge of theory. Despite that it is of course useful to learn a little specific theory and in order to give Stonewall players a complete repertoire, Kritz deals, as well as with the main lines with Nh3 and Nf3 and b3, also with systems without g3 as well as the aggressive Staunton Gambit.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
The German GM does a very creditable job of presenting the main theory, while explaining the ideas and pitfalls of various replies, and covering the main ideas.
"I've just ordered and downloaded 'Safe and Active with the Dutch Stonewall' 60 min by Leonid Kritz and 'Pressing Straight away'-The London System 60 min by Danielsen. Having played through the Kritz download, I must say that the instruction is succinct and superb,despite Kritz' East European accent,he comes across very well. I have laboured through the books 'Win with the Stonewall Dutch' and Aagaard's 'Dutch Stonewall'. Both quite excellent but pleasantly surprised that, what took me months perusing the books, I could revise and assimilate within a few hours!. Splendid stuff!. I'm sure Danielsen's 'London' will be equally good."