• 10 months ago


    Nice game ! Wink

  • 20 months ago


    thx Tongue Out

  • 20 months ago


    Wow, I've never faced the Leningrad Dutch, but I'll be sure to remember h4

  • 23 months ago


    Thank you very much

  • 4 years ago


    Learned one thing for sure ... Naka will Rock Ya !  Thanks Eugene for sharing this awesome game / concept against the Lenningrad Dutch!

  • 4 years ago


        Really good video and fine game by Nakamura!

        I have to agree with Quaitemes though, since Nakamura`s opponent didn`t

        treat the line the way  he was supposed to. The Dutch is a rarety these days

        especially on top level, so one should be really well versed in it in order to

        have a good counter play. Like the great ones from the past....

        I am sure that the Dutch wouldn`t be so `straight forward` and forced with

        the black pieces in the hands of Botvinnik, eg. Smile

  • 4 years ago


    @ 13:14... Re7+ is a blunder.

  • 4 years ago


    nice one

  • 4 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

    this is a line

  • 4 years ago


    Yes, Naka is a genious, I admire him very much.  But Eugene seems to portray this as if the Dutch is a forced win for white.  Any decent Dutch player knows that in this move order, without g3, you play 3...d6 instead of g6.  In this way early h4 stuff does not work because black has not played g6, and black can either play e6 with a classical dutch, or g6 later and transpose into the mainline Leningrad. 

    4. h4 is a very old idea, and no player of the Dutch should be dumb enough to walk into it.  Be versatile, and be able to play classical Dutch's or just play d6 and transpose later.

  • 5 years ago


    I don't think I'll even bother with the Dutch after seeing this.

    Nice to see an American representing too.

  • 5 years ago


    Thank you Eugene. A very nice display of the power of active pieces and attack over material concerns.

  • 5 years ago


    excellent video.

  • 6 years ago


    A very interesting line....similar to Dzindzi's method of play against the Dutch. A great lecture...thank you!

  • 6 years ago


    Very good video, especially as it was made underwater! Wink

  • 7 years ago


    I've seen a couple of Nakamura's games now and the guy is just a genius, that is the sort of chess that inspires people to keep playing....THNX

  • 7 years ago


    great, thanx

  • 7 years ago


    what a genius line! i play the dutch pretty often, and i've never thought of that...

  • 7 years ago


    Attacking Nakamura-style!

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