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dutch stonewall

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #1


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #2


    White will trade pawns on d5 and work on dark squares in the center.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #3


    This is a good lecture on the dutch stonewall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELQ7fNOxHBo

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #4


    If white was smart enough to play 7 b3, then 8 Ba3 should have been within his reach.  The strategic point is to exchange black's dark squares bishop.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #5


    yeah, Qc2 is kind of anti-thematic since white wants to follow up the bishop trade on a3 with Na3-c2-e1-d3, securing his control over the dark squares. 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #6


    After 7. b3 black should play 7...Qe7 to stop/delay white from playing 8. Ba3.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #7


    First things first, that is to protect the f-pawn:

    11. e3 Nd7 12. Nc3 N7f6 13. Nd2 and black has to exchange the knight or get a bad pawn structure.

    On the black side is the move 8. ... f4 anti-thematic. Black plays f5 to put pressure on the field e4. Qc2 is in that perspective a normal move, because it focuses on e4 too.

    Black could also play 7. ... Na6 8. Ba3 Nb4 9. Qd2 a5 or 7. ... Na6 8. Nc3 Bd7 to create counterplay on the c-line.

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