# Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...f5/2. c4/2...g6/3. Nc3/3...Nh6/4. e4/4...fxe4/5. Nxe4/5...Bg7/6. Nf3

 a b c d e f g h 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. d4 f5, 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Nh6 4.e4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Bg7 6.Nf3
ECO code: A84

## 2.c4 g6, 3.Nc3 Nh6, 4.e4 fxe4, 5.Nxe4 Bg7, 6.Nf3 - Dutch Defence, Bladel Modern Variations

The move Nf3 on move 6 enters the Bladel Modern Variations. White is trying to gain as much space in the center as possible. Black has delayed to play the pawn into the center so far and instead controls the center with the minor pieces from the outside in hyper modern fashion. Usually, black attacks the center with ... c6 fallowed by d5. Superficially the arrangement of the white knights looks a bit like an open Sicilian. In the Sicilian, both knights are facing towards the queen's side. In the Bladel Modern Variation, both white knights are facing towards the king side. In addition white has an additional pawn in the center.

White has made a concession. White has trade off a center pawn for a side pawn. As a result of that, white will have to deliver a check mate in the middle game. Black has an additional center pawn, which is a significant advantage in the end game. If black survives the attack, black will play for the win in the end game. Again this very similar to the open Sicilians.

## Theory table

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

1. d4 f5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nh6 4.e4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Bg7 6.Nf3

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
O-O
Beg5
d5
cxd5
Qxd5
b3
Kh8
Bxc4
Qd6
O-O
...

+/=
..
d6
h4
Na6
c5
dxc5
Bxh6
Bxh6
Bxa6
bxa6
Qb3
...

+/=
..
Nf7
h4
d5
cxd5
Qxd5
Nc3
Qa5
Bd2
Nc6
Bc4
...

+/=
c6
Bd3
d5
cxd5
cxd5
Bb5+
Nc6
Bxc6+
bxc6
Nc5
...

+/=
..
c6
Bd3
d5
cxd5
cxd5
Bb5+
Nc6
Bxc6+
bxc6
Nc5
O-O
Bxh6
Bxh6
Qb3
Qb5+
=
..
c6
Bd3
d5
cxd5
cxd5
Bb5+
Nc6
Bxc6+
bxc6
Nc5
O-O
O-O
Bg4
Re1
Qc8
=
..
c6
Bd3
d5
cxd5
cxd5
Bb5+
Nc6
Bxc6+
bxc6
Nc5
O-O
Qc2
Bh3
Rg1
Bf5
+/=
..
c6
Bd3
d5
cxd5
cxd5
Bb5+
Nc6
Bxc6+
bxc6
Nc5
O-O
O-O
Rb8
Re1
Bg4
+/=