• 7 months ago


    Tried this in a RL master level Elo tournamant. Got a very good position out of the opening but squandered it all =( Disappointed with that, happy with the opening.

  • 7 months ago


    This lecture and the similar french defence system really filled in some big holes in my repitoir. Thanks for these

  • 2 years ago


    A practical system.

  • 3 years ago


    wow, im going to have to seriously think things over a bit more now! thank you for the video roman!

  • 4 years ago


    Ya this e6 move order cannot be repelled by such way...

    But ...e6 allows stonewall only and precludes Legingard, or Ilyin-Genevsky

  • 5 years ago


    Sadly I am going to abandon Dutch.

    Also, I have also seen similar lines like 2. Nc3 3. Bg5 and cannot find good answer for black.

  • 6 years ago


    i see this as a guico moller attack type of system it allows a good game against unaware dutch players but there is to much wiggle room for black to move around it not discounting roman's analysis or playing ablilty it is a very nice idea that i have not seen as a dutch player and would be handly defeated if i would have not watched this video

  • 6 years ago


    Great video.  It's a good thing they didn't have in Alekhine's time, or he might have avoided the Dutch in that game against Bogolyubov!

  • 6 years ago


    I watched a few videos on how Black can have fun playing the Dutch Defense, but oh my...if I see the Dutch when I have the White pieces, I simply must go with Roman's system. Cool

  • 6 years ago


    I like Roman's humor and wit, also a very instructional video, thanks.

  • 6 years ago


    You are a true legend. Your videos more than anybody else's always seem to stick in my mind for a very long time. You do a very good job of driving through key points that you are trying to stress. 

  • 7 years ago


    good opening but i think it use only in fast gaming ^^

  • 7 years ago


    I watch twice this video because I play Bg5 and I'm learning a lot with it. I've tried yet h4 and win quickly but it's another story with e6 and close game. May be you can go thoroughly into the deep strategic thoughts of it in another good video of your own. As well there's some detail that can escape to a lower player than you're. For instance if they play g6 right away you play h4 but if they play before cf6 and afterwards g6 then you don't play h4 but take the cf6. Nevertheless I enjoy your videos and this in particular.

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  • 7 years ago


    Most often when I play the Dutch I usually open with 1. ...e6

    This way, i don't commit myself, and this was really in response to the very annoying line 1. d4 f5 2. Bg5  which I could not find a response to without going into the Leningrad, which is terrible and the victim of plenty of thrashings in this video.

    If 2. c4 I will be able to play f5 without any qualms.

  • 7 years ago


    (23:36) "If you don't see it, get help" lol

  • 7 years ago


    This video is full of fantastic ideas.  I was very excited by the information and all the ideas from the various positions.  Lots of information packed in this lesson.  This guy is awesome...

  • 7 years ago


    Learned a lot, thanks.

  • 7 years ago


    its wonderfull isugesst you watch it

  • 7 years ago


    I haven't watched the video,  but by downloading the PGN and looking at the line, I can say that having tried this before and given up on it this is one of those things that looks great on paper and when you have Fritz in front of you but is actually impossible to pull off in practice.  Black has so many different defensive options and white has to prove his sacrifice through perfect moves.  The one that convinced me to quit it was when I played it against my friend and he just took a king walk to a6 after playing a5-b6.

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