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Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...f5/2. c4

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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Dutch DefenceEdit

Towards this move black has basically two typical set ups.

  • One is a fortress like position with pawn structure f5-e6-d5. This is called the Stonewall defence. This type of position is considered solid, but perhaps too static.
  • A dynamic choice is a Leningrad setup. The pawn structure is practically always g6-f5-d6. Black plays in this system, with only a few rare exceptions, his bishop to g7, knight to f6, and castles quickly.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 f5 2. c4

2 3 4 5 6 7
Leningrad ...
g6
g3
Nf6
Bg2
Bg7
Nf3
O-O
O-O
d6
Nc3
Qe8
=
Stonewall Defence c4
e6
g3
Nf6
Bg2
Be7
Nf3
O-O
O-O
d6
Nc3
Qe8
=
...
Nf6

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