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

Number of games in database: 351
Years covered: 1846 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 43.9%
   Black wins 34.5%
   Draws 21.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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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 15; games 1-25 of 351  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Staunton vs Horwitz 1-0561846London m3 ;HCL 34A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
2. Anderssen vs Dufresne 1-0261851BerlinA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
3. R Brien vs F G Janssens 0-1201854London mA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
4. de Riviere vs J Laroche 1-0221856Paris m2A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
5. Angers vs Nantes 0-1501861City MatchA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
6. G Neumann vs Anderssen 0-1541866BerlinA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
7. G Neumann vs Anderssen 0-1311866BerlinA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
8. C Golmayo vs G Neumann 0-1261867Paris m3A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
9. E Schallopp vs J Minckwitz 1-0221869WSB-08.KongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
10. G Neumann vs Steinitz 0-11241870Baden-BadenA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
11. C T Goering vs J Minckwitz 1-0201871WiesbadenA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
12. F H Elder vs Mackenzie  ½-½7518712nd American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
13. W Potter vs Steinitz 0-1281872LondonA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
14. NN vs Steinitz 0-1181873SimultaneousA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
15. L Goldsmith vs C M Fisher 0-1301875Match - Game 4A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
16. D M Martinez vs H Davidson ½-½7218764th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
17. D M Martinez vs J Mason 0-14218764th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
18. M Judd vs J Elson ½-½3218764th American Chess CongressA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
19. Gunsberg vs Bird 1-0381886London mA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
20. J D Tresling vs Loman  ½-½411887DCA Congress 15thA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
21. M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch 0-1201887Nuernberg mA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
22. Gunsberg vs Chigorin 1-0781890Chigorin - GunsbergA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
23. Pillsbury vs J W Baird 1-05318931st City Chess Club TournamentA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
24. Lasker vs Pillsbury 1-0851900ParisA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
25. Lasker vs T C Gibbons 0-1271900Simul, 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!
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  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
Apr-25-12  parisattack: Of all the anti-Dutch variations I think the Staunton is the least worrisome for the black player.
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