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Vinay Bhat vs Yury Markovich Shulman
Montreal International Chess Tournament (2009), rd 8
Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31)  ·  1-0


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Sep-05-09  ajile: This is a Stonewall Dutch.
Sep-06-09  aragorn69: 18.d5!! and total demolition...
Sep-11-09  ajile: I think 12..g5 was premature. Black is trying to attack before he is fully developed. Plus his king is more in jeopardy here than White's. Also the Nh6 appears misplaced on this square since it doesn't slow down White's plan of blasting open the center with f3 and e4. You generally want the Knight on f6 to put pressure on the critical e4 square. Anytime White can get in e4 quickly in the Dutch he will be happy since the resulting positions generally leave Black with a severely weakened k-side.
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  JCigan: No, not a Stonewall Dutch... 9 times out of 10 this sort of stonewall with white knights on e2 and c3 and the light-square bishop on d3 is reached from an e3-Slav move order and is pleasant for White. If White tried to play this way against a regular Stonewall Dutch, Black would have gotten good play with an early ...Bb4
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  eternaloptimist: Bhattering Ram
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  eternaloptimist: Actually this is a Stonewall & <ajile> did a good job of summarizing this game. Bhat used the battering ram technique of ♙f3 & ♙e4 to break open the position & win this game. Bhat took Shulman to the "School of Hard Knocks" & taught him a lesson on how to beat the Stonewall.
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  perfidious: Same as Maroczy Bind Sicilians which arise from move orders other than an open Sicilian, the line lends itself to an amorphous classification at best.

Whether one calls this a QGD of some sort or a Dutch Stonewall, its characteristics are certainly those of a Stonewall and that is what counts if one plays this opening.

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