Stonewall Dutch: A nice counter to the f3-e4 push idea!

A while ago, I blogged about a miniature game played by Carlos Torre against Ernst Gruenfeld in the Stonewall Dutch. Here it is again, reposted:

A nice game, particularly as it features a very typical plan from White players against the Stonewall: play f3 and/or e4 and open the centre, which can be very difficult to meet for Black.

So, I was playing a correspondence game recently where the same type of position occurred. And I was able to use my knowledge of the game to win, in almost miniature fashion, myself! Here is my effort:

Thanks for reading!


  • 4 years ago


    16...Qg5 would indeed have been better, OldHastonian, thanks for that. I guess White survives, but he definitely loses a fair bit of material after 17.Nb1 Qh6.

  • 4 years ago


    Interesting game, I've recently been studying the Dutch myself.

    Your opponent was premature with his f3/e4 break...13.e4 in particular led to his downfall.

    After 16.exd5, you could have played Qg5 and finished him off quicker, but a nice win nonetheless.

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