Dutch Debacle

Jan 4, 2012, 2:48 PM |

Lessons from this game -

PLAY ACTIVELY! Passive play against the Dutch will getyou run over on the K-side

*** Don't give up the 2 Bishops for nothing.

*** Don't move a piece to the edge of the board if a better square is available in the center.

*** Don't double Rooks if you don't have a target. You may wish that second Rook

were on a different file

*** Don't panic! Get up, walk around, clear your head, then take a fresh look at the position. Do not run from shadows!

*** Don't play passive moves to prevent "threats" without making sure that they really ARE threats