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I'm playing the white against a 2000 rated player and I'm only 1600. I think he plays the dutch. Does anyone know any sharp lines that I can play?
What kind of dutch?
If you are good in static positions:
1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.O-O d5 7.Nc3 c6
And if you are good in tactical positions Staunton gambit is a good choice.
Staunton gambit, Staunton's line
1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3Nf6 4. Bg5
Staunton gambit, Tartakower variation
1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3Nf6 4. g4
1. d4 f5 2. e4 d6)
He is a bit more tactical than I am
I'll ask the obvious question - Why not just play what you normally play? By playing a new system that you've no experience in you'll only be widening the strength gap between you.
Listen to the man with the red letters.
I'm not used to 2.g3
I'm only 1600 and my normal may not be 'normal' to a 2000
I think you should probably just play 2.g3. I tried to play anti-Dutch lines like 2.e4 and even 2.Bg5 before and it just seems more complicated.
But play what you have been playing so far vs. the Dutch. Or have you never faced it yet?
Theres also this line:
I don't think its sharp but I've seen it mentioned before on here.
Surely you'd have to exchange on f6 first before playing e4? White just looks almost busted after ...Nxe4 there.
What ARE you used to?
Oops sorry yea .
It should be
Cause the anti-Dutch lines are serious ways to challenge Black's opening idea. You don't necessarily play them cause your afraid of the Dutch. Its not like anti-Sicilians.
Black has obviously weakened his king by playing f5 on move 1 and the Anti-Dutch lines are ways white really tries to challenge this IMO.
Personally I just play g3 for the most part but I have 2.Bg5 in my repertoire. There is lots of room for creativity in these lines.
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