Chess Openings: The Dutch Defense Described, Explored and Analyzed

I have 2 very fun and interesting games here on the Dutch Defense that I annotate and explain move by move. I will make many videos on the Dutch as it is not annotated much in videos that I have seen.


  1. wow he is back to chess after a long time
    i always learn from your vid thanks for uplading

  2. I'm glad you're back into making chess vids!

    the Dutch is very interesting and tactical defense against d4…I've experimented with it in the past (the Leningrad and classical,don't like the Stonewall as it gives up the e5 square).a white player can quickly perish against it if he's not prepared.

    if u like kingside attacks then u'd love the King's Indian Defense…that's better suited for kingside attacks imo.u should give that a whirl too 🙂

  3. Yep. This is one of the downsides to the Dutch is that gaping hole in e5. I have some great illustrated games showing how to work around that. I will include them in some of the videos as I make them.

  4. P.S. Kerry Shirts is the man with the shirt!

  5. I have had many requests of doing a series on the "Imbalances" of Jeremy Silman's chess course, and have them in the pipeline. I hope to start kickin em out here in a couple days by the boat loads….. thanks for the kind words, they mean a lot.

  6. You know what i hate when i'm black playing the Dutch. The only safe castle is queen side castle, which is unsafe for black. Neither is it safe here to castle on king side for black. Because the black king then is facing an open diagonal. So in the middle/end game, black has a tough job defending its king!

  7. 1 person dislike….. this person must be a GM who got beaten by this amazing defense….. thumps up if u think i am right

  8. my favorite part of this video is a 20 second clip starting at 11:00 (to 11:20), lol "stupid joke, never mind"

  9. Love your videos, you have great enthusiasm for the game !! Keep the videos coming,

  10. Good vid. valuable lesson to learn here. if your taking tips i got a couple. use cue cards behind camera instead of reading out a book. you will seem more knowing of the subject at hand. watchers like myself want to learn a better game than how its played now. The apperance of a high degree of intelligence goes a long way….. And stabilize that chessboard

  11. or if you got the option use a computer chess program and a video capture card . Presentation is just as important as the message within… IMO… thanks for the schooling

  12. great video,i like how do you teach and speach about this fantastic and cruel game,
    greetings and cheers from italy
    i will follow you even more

  13. Yeah, now if my knowledge only matched it – GRIN! Gimmee a couple years, I'll get there….. thanks for your kind words….

  14. mannnnn Sir you are amazing! Great video

  15. I always end up with bad trades when I play offensively and losing pieces first when I play defensively without being able to recover.

  16. the problem with this move order is that if white goes e4 instead of d4 then your sentenced to the french defense. so if you book up on the dutch, you better be ready to play the french too

  17. Hate to break it to you, but in the 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 line it's near impossible to try and play for a win with Black, and if he's not careful/doesn't know what he's doing, he'll die. Ex. Karpov beat Topalov once in 20 moves after 1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 e6 4.Nbd2 (intending e4) Be7 5.Bxf6 Bxf6 6.e4 d5 7.e5 and the simple attacking plan of Bd3, c3, Qc2, 0-0-0 and g4. Anyone who doubts this can take it up with GM Dzindiashvilli (sp?) who strongly recommends this line.

  18. The Dutch defence is actually defined by 1. d4 f5. In the first game black played a French defence and then transposed into the Dutch Stonewall Defence, so-called because it originated as a variation of the Dutch, although it can be reached by many move orders. Imo the safest way to reach the Stonewall setup is via the Queen's Gambit Declined: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 (QGD) 3. Nc3/Nf3 f5 and follow up with Nf6.

  19. your vids are awesome im constantly trying to improve my chess game great analysis

  20. i wouldnt play the grunfled vs grunfelf either.

    but what i hate is on move 2 white can switc to a frence/benoni w/ e4

  21. Please make more Dutch and other opening themed videos! Your videos are my favorite resources for chess instruction PERIOD.

  22. When I saw the board you were using I groaned arrogantly at the lack of technology, but you sir make by far the most energetic and enlightening chess videos on YouTube! Keep it up, and thank goodness for the subscribe button! Thanks for the upload

  23. Nice work. The Dutch can be a great tournament weapon up through the master level. My impression is that it is a bit unpopular at the Grandmaster level. Those guys seem to know how to neutralize it playing white. There is a famous quotation from Petrosian that goes something like… "If black wants to play the Dutch we should let him." TY for posting.

  24. About beating someone stronger or at least getting a draw; the same can be said about the Scandinavian Defence which I would recommend over the Dutch.

  25. i love the dutch is my second favorite defence to d4 1 albin counter gambit 3 grunfeld defence

  26. Nice vid 🙂 especially liked the background filled with New Testament literature!

  27. Wow, I didn't know Nick Nolte was chess master, too! Is there anything he can't do? Just kidding, Professor! That would be funny though, if Nick Nolte was secretly a chess master.

  28. if you love Silman, why don't you marry him? LOL

  29. "Es ist verboten"…^^ german words to combine your interesting way to show chess. Please continue your way of presenting chess. Its funny, entertaining and it does have value, because i like your logical and mental advices…chessercise^^

  30. While Kerry is "away" watch John Cordisco. New amateur and elite player chess videos.

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