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I found the old line I used to play a while back....
There's a variation for you, please suggest improvements on black's play.
im not a big fan of the classical dutch lol ( i actually dont play it), but from what i remember, white has some positional advantage after 11.e4!, because of the backward d pawn, and black's semi-retarded (used correctly?) development.
Im more or less interested in the setup white has against the stonewall. I would like to keep this for future reference.
Okay here's the starting point of the stonewall.
start from there, there are lots of plans in which white has a bit of positional pressure, but black is holding his own. Show me one that is definitively bad for black
The stonewall is a far cry better than the classical, but its not exactly sharp, wouldnt you agree?EDIT: I never said it was BAD for black, I just said he wouldnt be playin for a win, though he has good drawing chances.Anyway, here it is:
what stonewall lines do you consider sharp?
agreed, black has many setups other than Ne4 there btw, but i get your point.
i think one interesting plan is 8..Bd7 9.Rb1 Be8 10.b4?! dxc4! 11.b5 a6, when black is probably MORE than okay. 8..b6 has some merit too. True, white can play the most dullish and drawish stuff, but i really dont mind grinding it out, because i doubt white wanted this in the first place!
I mentioned the Benko Gambit in post #4. p-wnattack rementioned it in post #7. Fear_Itself rerementioned it in post #38. Then in post #39 opticRED says nobody is looking towards Benko Gambit aside from the guy in post #38. Does anybody actually read the thread? Or do people just blast away with their diatribes?
Lots of people don't go back to read the first page or so of multi-page threads, especially when the older pages aren't from today.
my bad. sorry. I forgot to mention your name.
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