|Apr-18-06|| ||who: As black I can never seem to develop my queen's bishop, nor do I really know what to do with my QN. Basically, I end up in a mess of a position.|
|Apr-18-06|| ||Mating Net: <who> I totally understand where you're coming from. Those are two "problem" pieces for Black because they will almost always be the last ones developed. However, all is not lost. |
The Bishop can come to life after pushing ...f4 or via recapturing a White pawn on f5.
The Knight can go to ...c6 to support the all important...e5 push. White will often play d5 to chase the Knight so you have to be ready to play ...Nb4, supported by a previous ...a5, to threaten the White Queen on c2 or ...Nd8, after a previous ...Qe8, where it can swing to the Kingside and join in the kingside attack.
J Gallagher vs S Williams, 2001 shows how Black made excellent use of his two "problem" pieces.
|Nov-08-06|| ||AbhinavAsthana: Can anyone give me the link to the site where this opening is explained nicely?|
|Nov-08-06|| ||RookFile: Well, a typical manaeuver with the c8 bishop in something like the stonewall is to d7, e8, and h5. If there is some piece on f3, you happily swap it off. The knight basically goes to d7 and sits there.|
|Apr-08-08|| ||tranquil simplicity: Comrades...Is the Dutch a largely positional or largely a tactical opening?|
|Nov-06-09|| ||OnlyBelieve: Well, it's dangerous. I'm going to say that it's more tactical, but still positional.|
|Nov-06-09|| ||MaxxLange: Anyone here play the Classical Dutch? I have never once encountered a class Dutch player who uses anything but the Stonewall or Leningrad.|
|Nov-08-09|| ||nescio: <MaxxLange> I can't say I really know the difference in move order between the classical Dutch and the Stonewall, but using <chessgames.com>'s classification I found Simon Kim Williams.|
It seems he has played the formation ...f5,...e6,...d6 regularly:
|Nov-08-09|| ||parisattack: <tranquil simplicity: Comrades...Is the Dutch a largely positional or largely a tactical opening?>|
I would say it is tactical and anti-positional - but a very interesting defence. I personally like it because black can get play on either/both sides of the board sometimes...strange to say a defence with a static pawn structure is flexible but in a way it is...
I guess four basic Dutch variations for black - Classical with ...e6, ...d6; Stonewall with ...e6, ...d5,...c6 (Old with ...Be7, New with ...Bd6); Leningrad with the KB fianchetto; Hort-Antoshin with ...d6,...c6 and a quick ...e5?
Hybrids such as a Stonewall with ...Nc6 instead of ...c6 are interesting.
The Hort-Antoshin, BTW, has been under a cloud a long time but there is a section on it in the latest (#11) Secrets of Opening Surprises. Also the new Win with the Stonewall Dutch by Johnsen/Bern.
|Nov-08-09|| ||HeMateMe: I hate playing against this, becuase it is unusual, normal patterns don't seem as effective. If a stonewall appeaars, it can be very dangerous if you don't break up the pawn chain quickly.|
|Nov-09-09|| ||Plato: Botvinnik gave it the Patriarch's seal of approval. Not to my taste for Black, but it does seem ultra-solid.|