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Dutch Defense

  • Last updated on 2/7/10, 6:22 AM.

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The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 d5; and The Leningrad 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 g6 with play much like the Kings Indian Defense without having to manouver the Knight to get the f-pawn to f5. Sometimes White avoids the fianchetto and plays e3 and Bd3, though these are less common at higher levels. A number of move 2 tricks have been employed by White to gum up Black's desired setup: 2. e4 (Staunton Gambit); 2. Bg5; and 2. Nc3.


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1


    am i the only commenter? im the 1st one......

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2


    learning the opening with no variations is not good. if you want to use this opening well study its book openings

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3



    I agree with having to know some variations bit the most important thing is the main idea.  I don't think it's important to know every single variation in the book so long as you know a few and the main idea.  You can't have one without the other.  Laughing

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