Learn the Leningrad Dutch Part 1: 7…Nc6 | Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz shows you how to play the Leningrad variation of the Dutch Defence, an opening rarely seen in top level play. In this first part, learn the 7…Nc6 branch.

Robert Fontaine vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, French Championships (2007): A89 Dutch, Leningrad, main variation with Nc6

Levon Aronian vs Hikaru Nakamura, Tata Steel (2011): A89 Dutch, Leningrad, main variation with Nc6

Magnus Carlsen vs Dennis Rylander, Salongernas IM-tournament (2003): A89 Dutch, Leningrad, main variation with Nc6


  1. I play the Staunton Gambit (2.e4) against the Dutch Defense and do quite well. I'm continually surprised how unprepared many Dutch players are against it. Consequently, the smart Dutch players usually play 1…e6 and then play 2…f5, just to avoid the Staunton Gambit.

  2. does black win this game is what I want to know

  3. Finally the mighty dutch!!!
    Hope you'll go thru the classical and the stonewall too.

  4. nice!!! will enjoy watching! i've been considering adding the dutch to my repertoire

  5. sicilian taimanov and nimzo Indian and kings Indian def plz.(love this channel)

  6. l love the Leningrad Dutch! l used to play the King's Indian (and still do), but the Leningrad Dutch is really nice for getting f5 and e5 earlier to start a big kingside attack to play "for the win." Or as GM Ben Finegold would say "the loss." lol

  7. nice thumbnail! but i hate the dutch defense! 😛

  8. I enjoyed the class Sir. more grease to your elbow. I would love to see this Dutch mixed with stone wall. Thanks.
    ifophia from Nigeria

  9. the Classic Sicilian series or the Scandinavian would be lovely

  10. since its in fashion at the moment I think London System would be a great choice!!!

  11. Can you go over Hyper Accelerated Dragon (4.Qxd4)

  12. Glad the tourette guy is gone, Schrantz sems much more relaxed without him in the crowd, he ruined all his videos.

  13. I like the way he pretends to be interested with the moves he is showing.

  14. really enjoy the content, thx for the great lectures! Would love to see the Alekhines defence followed by a Ruy Lopez series!

  15. Jonathan Schrantz said my name!
    Mispelled, but he did lol

  16. you're the best, Schrantz, keep up the good work!

  17. Thanks for the video on the Dutch ,which is a dynamic defence that can help in practical chess since even the average strong club player doesn't play against GMs. 🙂 Also punish the rude person who is playing with the little red flashlight,disrespecting Jonathan.

  18. these opening discussions by schrantz are wonderful. please continue.

  19. I would like to either see the Evans gambit or the Sicilian poisoned pawn.

  20. I would love to have more lectures on the Sicilian. I tried not to play it because it is too vast and I get lost in all the possible variations.

  21. Those videos really help a lot. Can you make a video about one of my favourite lines E4-C5-C4 (sicilian defence straunton-cochrane variation)?

  22. Trompowsky Attack is very vogue. It was the first opening Carlsen played in the WCC

  23. Awesome and very Instructive and Exciting Opening Discussion!

  24. Make a French Defense opening repertoire! I always watch your videos I really like it! Keep up the good work!

  25. Sicilian najdorf 6.Bg5 variation for white please!!!!!!!

  26. Ginger GM Simon Williams would be proud!

  27. one of the best chess clubs and cant even answer shit

  28. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee give a complete winning repoirtoit for white on Stonewall attack for white with explained main lines and sub lines and greater analysis

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