Questions tagged [dutch-defense]

The Dutch Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves 1.d4 f5.

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Leningrad Dutch against Reti

I like playing the King's Indian Attack against just about any black setup, except for when black plays the Leningrad Dutch style setup. I had a look at how white is dealing with this situation and ...
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Why isn't Bird's Opening at least as popular as the Dutch Defence?

The Dutch Defence is a fairly popular response to 1. d4. So shouldn't 1. f4 (Bird's opening), viewed as a Dutch plus a tempo, be at least as popular?
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ECO A80 Dutch Defense game for Analysis

Embedded game was the one which I'd played some months back. As part of analysis, if this steps could get commented,- 1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 a5 4.Be2 h5 it will be better for a newbie to pick it up &...
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How can a Stonewall Attack player respond to 1. … f5?

In Chess Psycholoyg: The Will to Win, William Stewart recommends playing the Stonewall Attack as white. This recommendation is one of a set of openings that are very similar and are therefore suitable ...
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Considering Scandinavian defense versus Dutch defense [closed]

If the game had played between to GM which game progresses to more steps if pgn notion tends more defensive approach with less blunders. Just for recap Scandinavian defense ECO B01 [fen ""] 1. e4 ...
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The a2-g8 diagonal in the Dutch Defense

I've been playing the Dutch defense, mainly the Leningrad, although sometimes I'll delay the fianchetto, starting off in more of a Hort-Antoshin Dutch. My biggest trouble has been when white avoids ...
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English opening against Dutch defense

How do the two systems work against each other? In particular, let's say I'm playing white, and the opponent has played e7-e5 after a Bird-like opening: [fen "rnbqkb1r/pppp2pp/5n2/4pp2/2PP4/2N5/...
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Why is the g3 and Bg2 set up so strong vs the Dutch?

Why is the g3 and Bg2 plan so strong vs the Dutch? For example, in other main openings (KID, Gruenfeld, Queen's Gambit, Queen's Indian) it's just an alternative to the "classical" systems, those with ...
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Is the Dutch positional or tactical

I have had mixed opinions on if it is tactical or positional, so I'm asking it here as an tiebreaker.
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Position from the Dutch Defence / Blackmar-Diemer gambit

In the Dutch Defence, the following gambit isn't very popular anymore. [FEN ""] 1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 d5 3. e4 dxe4 (3... fxe4 4. Qh5+) The same position can arise from the Blackmar-Diemer gambit if black ...
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Best book with several annotated games by top GMs with the Dutch

I'm looking for annotated games by top GMs featuring the Dutch defense. These could be in a book with lots of other non-Dutch games. Unfortunately Botvinnik's "Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games" ...
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Reason(s) to play 5. Nf3 in the stonewall dutch opening?

I have heard that it is a good idea for white to trade dark-squared bishops because blacks pawns often end up on light squares leaving the dark squares vulnerable. In the scenario below, it seems 5. ...
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Bird's Opening and the Dutch Defense

A naturally positional class-C player (c. Elo 1500), I have learned in recent years to push my f-pawn two squares early in the opening, to force myself to play tactical chess. The King's Gambit (...