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DC Chess League: Classical Dutch!

This game is for the 1/2 dozen or so players in the world who play the Classical Dutch (tongue in cheek sorta :)).  In this game the board opens up immediately and a very unusual piece imbalance of a knight, bishop and 2 pawns for a queen occurs.  Not at all your Momma's Classical Dutch where you probably think closed center, methodical kingside assault by black while white slowly prepares e4 or plays on the queenside etc.

  This was a DC Chess League match game played just this past Friday Oct 14th in Ashburn Va 2011.  If I was able to win this game the Ashburn team would have won but I wasn't able to do that (drew) so we drew the Black Knights 3-3.

Final note: for those folks really interested in learning the Classical Dutch get GM Simon Williams video "The Killer Dutch". I thought it was excellent and Williams just cracks me up for some reason. 

 


Comments


  • 3 years ago

    Zenrider

    ". . . I think the queen taking the second pawn is forced. It doesn't have another good square." You're right, of course, Shawn. What was I thinking?

  • 3 years ago

    Krames

    Funny you said that about all the lines in the French . . . it is actually 2 dvds. He doesn't cover everything, but certainly enough to arm patzers like me with a few good ideas!!!

    -Ted

  • 3 years ago

    NM SHoshall

    Thx all for the comments!,  Scott I think the queen taking the second pawn is forced. It doesn't have another good square.  Krames, I have not seen Simon Williams French video.  It just seems to me their are so many lines in the French it would be impossible to do on a video on it but I may check it out because his work on the Dutch is so good. I agree too that the 1...e6 move order is nice ( Makes it more difficult for white to play some gambit lines) but you have to be Ok with playing the French on black.

  • 3 years ago

    SherlockHolmes94

    what a deadly game

  • 3 years ago

    Zenrider

    Very interesting game. I thought White had a good opening until 14.Qxb7, which was reckless. After that, I think Black was better. Well played, Shawn.

  • 3 years ago

    Krames

    Love the Classical Dutch. I have Simon Williams' book and dvd on the opening, both are excellent. I also have his dvds on the French, they are very good too. That whole e4 idea for white seems to make/break so many of the games I play in these lines. I find a lot of d4 players relatively uncomfortable when I play 1...e6, 2...f5.

  • 3 years ago

    Raymond

    Great game Shawn! I am of course not surprised that you turned a "classical" opening into a big tactical mess...

  • 3 years ago

    pawngenius

    As usual, excellent blog by NM Idol! 

     

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