Why would you play dutch in the first place?

Riverlandjack

Well my friend I like that kind of jokes. But the Dutch are not very popular these days in Europe. 

BISHOP_e3

Luigi4011

The dutch is an opening similar to the bird opening.  It may not seem that appealing to lower rated players because they do not understand how to use it.  There is no best opening, there are good advantages as in the dutch an advantge is more space and control in the center.  Two more advantages are you can use the f pawn against the white king and you can quickly, once castled, bring the king rook to f6 then to g6 or h6 and attack the white king.  The main disadvantage is the early exposure of the e8-h5 and g8 to a2 diagonals. 

Laskersnephew

Hold the presses! Magnus Carlsen occasionally plays the Dutch Defense even though an 1115-rated player on Chess,com says it's no good! How can that be?

JamieDelarosa

You can always tell the Sicilians,

You can always tell the Dutch,

You can always tell the French,

But you can't tell them much!

Rayan3455

As a Dutch player, it is a tricky opening to play but still viable. The Dutch is an opening where you NEED to know the theory as 2. Bg5 and 2. e4 lead to complicated positions. The Dutch is typically used by higher leveled players because of this. However, if you know the theory the Dutch is a good opening to play.

Steven-ODonoghue
Rayan3455 wrote:

As a Dutch player, it is a tricky opening to play but still viable. The Dutch is an opening where you NEED to know the theory as 2. Bg5 and 2. e4 lead to complicated positions. The Dutch is typically used by higher leveled players because of this. However, if you know the theory the Dutch is a good opening to play.

I know everything there is to know about 2. e4. But 2. Bg5 still gives me problems.