• 5 years ago

    CM FLfish29

    Enjoyed the game thanks.  I especially liked the thematic d5 to deny black an e5/f5 duo & patient the h3 is very instructive...well played!

  • 5 years ago


    IM sam speaks so fast, maybe he could make it a little slower for the benifit of non-english speaker.

  • 5 years ago


    Botvinnik-Bronstein WCC matches featured 8 games where black played the Dutch

  • 5 years ago

    GM AlexanderL

    Malaniuk; I would definitely happen to agree. IF you want to learn how to play the DUtch well, study his games. I don't know of anyone who plays it better than him.


    GM Alex L

  • 5 years ago


    good game sir..

  • 5 years ago

    NM ChessNetwork

    I liked the endgame need to allow any knight on e5! Kh8..f6! TKO

    Nice game. 

  • 5 years ago


    Great game. You played well.

  • 6 years ago

    IM Trendle

    nothing wrong with it at GM level, maybe it starts to get dodgy at 2700+ but I'm not convinced!

  • 6 years ago


    Good Game. I will enjoy this game... This game will encourage to everyone... Thanks for

  • 6 years ago


    Interesting game, and as somebody who is a devotee of the Dutch Leningrad, I thought your lecture did a good job of showing the main traps, tricks and positional themes.  Black did not play the more interesting Qe8 line, but the Qa5 move was nice.  For top-rated GM games on the Dutch, look at Malaniuk and Gurevich, although I've seen Nakamura and Carlsen play it lately.  At the GM level, perhaps it deserves to get a bad rap, but Dutch players who study it and understand can get really good games against club players who don't understand it as well.  It's fun and puts black in the psychological driver's seat (at the non-GM level).

  • 6 years ago


    I hit pause everytime you asked this time and got far more out of your instruction. I even saw the final winning move of f5-f6!

    It's amazing how critical the move order of h3, then e4 can be. You had to stop Black's bishop from going to g4 before playing e4. Well played!

    Great video. Smile

  • 6 years ago


    Fine game Sam.  It's neat when someone has a clear chain of logic that can explain what drove both players moves.  The game becomes a battle of ideas that I could follow even if I could not find all the tactical justifications while looking at the game on my own. Astute commentary like this makes elite chess accessible to less skilled fans like myself who appreciate the beauty fine play even if I we are unable to duplicate it at the board.

  • 6 years ago


    good game Sam!   I can see the future......GM Shankland

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