Young, inexperienced players usually have stress facing closed positions, since powerful pawn chains always demand knowledge of special and precise plans. I remember that, even when already being a strong GM, I always was a bit afraid of the Dutch Stonewall. One day my friend Aleksander Beliavsky took me aside to reveal his new idea for White: You exchange the bishop on f4 to open the g-file (gxf4) and double rooks there. Black will protect his weakness on this file with all his forces. Then, as you have more space, you transfer your pieces to the other side, create a new weakness there, and the opponent will be helpless. Beliavsky's splendid game against Artur Jussupov is a fantastic educational example of this great plan.
|System:||Windows 7 or higher|
|Level:||Advanced, Tournament player, Professional|
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.