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Dutch, Staunton Gambit (A83)
1 d4 f5 2 e4 fxe4 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5

Number of games in database: 321
Years covered: 1846 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 44.5%
   Black wins 33.0%
   Draws 22.4%

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Gennadi Timoshchenko  12 games
Frank James Marshall  9 games
Max Euwe  4 games
Charles Jaffe  6 games
Jacques Mieses  5 games
Savielly Tartakower  4 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Reti vs Euwe, 1920
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905
G Neumann vs Steinitz, 1870
P Troeger vs Tal, 1960
NN vs Steinitz, 1873
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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 321  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Staunton vs Horwitz 1-056 1846 London m3 ;HCL 34A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
2. Anderssen vs Dufresne 1-026 1851 Berlin GERA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
3. R Brien vs F G Janssens  0-120 1854 London mA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
4. de Riviere vs J Laroche 1-022 1856 Paris m2A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
5. Angers vs Nantes 0-150 1861 City MatchA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
6. G Neumann vs Anderssen 0-154 1866 Berlin GERA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
7. G Neumann vs Anderssen  0-131 1866 Berlin GERA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
8. C Golmayo vs G Neumann 0-126 1867 Paris m3A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
9. E Schallopp vs J Minckwitz 1-022 1869 WSB-08.KongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
10. G Neumann vs Steinitz 0-1124 1870 Baden-BadenA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
11. C T Goering vs J Minckwitz 1-020 1871 WiesbadenA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
12. F H Elder vs Mackenzie  ½-½75 1871 2nd American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
13. W Potter vs Steinitz  0-128 1872 LondonA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
14. NN vs Steinitz 0-118 1873 SimultaneousA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
15. L Goldsmith vs C M Fisher 0-130 1875 Match - Game 4A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
16. D M Martinez vs H Davidson ½-½72 1876 4th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
17. D M Martinez vs J Mason 0-142 1876 4th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
18. M Judd vs J Elson  ½-½32 1876 4th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
19. Gunsberg vs Bird 1-038 1886 London mA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
20. J D Tresling vs Loman  ½-½41 1887 DCA Congress 15thA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
21. M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch 0-120 1887 Nuernberg mA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
22. Gunsberg vs Chigorin 1-078 1890 Chigorin - GunsbergA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
23. Pillsbury vs J W Baird 1-053 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
24. Lasker vs Pillsbury 1-085 1900 ParisA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
25. Lasker vs T C Gibbons 0-127 1900 Simul, 25bA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-09-03  philidor231: Can I find the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit in here?
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  Chessical: It is classified at D00

You can find Diemer playing his gambit at

E J Diemer vs K Burger, 1948

Dec-16-04  Brian1: All your list of practitioners as Black against the Staunton Gambit( Jaffe, Mieses and Chigorin) have a negative score in the games you give, what is the point of that ? It does not recommend them as experts against the Staunton!
Jan-04-05  AgentRgent: <Brian1> The list of Practitioners is based on who played the opening the MOST, not who played it the BEST.
Jan-04-05  Poisonpawns: Juan Dominguez vs Vallejo-Pons, 2001
This is my gift to all Dutch players who have trouble with the old staunton gambit.Study this game well and you will be cured.
Nov-19-05  aw1988: Computers are really stupid. Here's one I just played in 20 20 (White):

1. d4 f5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nc6 5. Qd2 d5 6. O-O-O h6 7. Bf4 g5 8. Bg3 Bg7 9. f3 Bf5 10. h4 Nh5 11. Bf2 exf3 12. Nxf3 g4 13. Ne5 Bxe5 14. dxe5 e6 15. Nb5 Nxe5 16. Bd4 Bxc2 17. Qxc2 O-O 18. Bxe5 Rxf1 19. Rhxf1 Qd7 20. Qg6+ Ng7 21. Qxh6 Nf5 22. Qh8+ Kf7 23. Rxf5+ exf5 24. Qg7+ Ke8 25. Qg8+ Ke7 26. Qxa8 Qxb5 27. Bf6+ Kxf6 28. Qd8+ Ke6 29. Qg8+ Ke5 30. Qg7+ Kf4 31. Qd4+ Kg3 32. Qe3+ Kxg2 33. Rg1+ Kh2 34. Qg3# 1-0

Mar-18-08  littlefermat: I played this a couple times with white, hoping to find some sort of nice reply to the Dutch.

I always found this gambit to be of mixed value. The main line Dutch of 1 d4 f5 2. g3, etc. with white having the idea of fianchettoing the bishop at g2 seems to be most reasonable.

Jul-13-09  WhiteRook48: bah 2 Bg5 is preferable
Nov-16-09  Chessorpain: <WhiteRook48> Why do you say that? 2. Bg5 is an ok move but I wouldn't call it the best.
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  Penguincw: Opening of the Day:
Dutch, Staunton Gambit
1.d4 f5 2.e4
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  parisattack: Of all the anti-Dutch variations I think the Staunton is the least worrisome for the black player.
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