Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...f5

Dutch Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Moves: 1.d4 f5
ECO code: A80-A99
Parent: Queen's Pawn Opening

Dutch DefenceEdit

1...f5Edit

The Dutch Defence has a character all of its own. Black usually plays either for a Classical setup with a ...e6 ...d6 ...Be7, a Stonewall with ...e6 ...d5 ...c6, or for the Leningrad with ...g6 ...Bg7 and ...d6. White usually plays 2. c4 here, though many moves are playable. One interesting, though often considered dubious, option is to play the Staunton Gambit with 2. e4 leading to more tactical positions rather than the positional grinds and straightforward attacks the Dutch usually provides.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1. d4 f5

2 3 4 5 6 7
Stonewall Defence c4
Nf6
g3
e6
Bg2
Be7
Nf3
O-O
O-O
d6
Nc3
Qe8
=
Leningrad Main Line ...
...
g3
g6
Bg2
Bg7
Nf3
O-O
O-O
d6
Nc3
Qe8
=
g3
Nf6
Bg2
g6
Nf3
Bg7
O-O
O-O
b3
d6
Bb2
Ne4
=
Bg5
g6
Nc3
d5
h4
Bg7
e3
c6
e4
O-O
Nf3
Be6
+/=
Staunton Gambit e4
fxe4
Nc3
Nf6
Bg5
Nc6
d5
Ne5
Qd4
Nf7
Bxf6
exf6
=
Nf3
Nf6
Bg5
e6
Nbd2
Be7
Bxf6
Bxf6
e4
O-O
Bd3
Bd6
=
g4
fxg4
h3
d5
hxg4
Bxg4
Bg2
Nf6
Nc3
O-O
Nf3
Nc6
=/+

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 24 February 2014, at 12:13