The Classical Dutch: White Avoids Fianchettoing e3, Bd3, Nge2 and f3 or Nf3

The Classical Dutch: White Avoids Fianchettoing e3, Bd3, Nge2 and f3 or Nf3

CNoahSay
CNoahSay
Jun 27, 2017, 8:39 AM |
0

Hello again I recently played a game where black again did not fianchetto. This time white's dark-squared bishop stayed inside the pawn chain. In this blog post I want to again see what the man, Simon Williams, has to say. In his book The Killer Dutch, which you should buy, he has a section where white avoids fianchettoing and among other things he looks at when white plays:

-e3, Bd3, Nge2 and f3 or Nf3

 

While my opponent did not play f3 he did play e3, Bd3, and Nge2 so this is a good opportunity to reinforce some ideas.

 

- Black is able to play b6 and Bb7

- White's dark-squared bishop gets trapped behind the pawn chain

- Generally black should play Bb4 to control e4 and threaten to double white's pawns

     - Bb4 is especially good if white cannot respond with Nd2 or c3

- c5 is a idea to strike on the dark squares and to finish development with d6 and Nbd7

- Nh5!? is an idea when f3 is played as it weakens the diagonal and Qh5 can be played

     - Not as good if white can play Qf2

     - Nh5 with 0-0 can be an idea to be able to meet white's e4 with f4

- White should consider playing f3 to keep a black piece from landing on e4

     - if Nf3 rather than f3 than black may consider Ne4

- Bd6 is an interesting attacking move frequently seen