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Dutch, Classical Variation (A96)
1 d4 f5 2 c4 Nf6 3 g3 e6 4 Bg2 Be7 5 Nf3 O-O 6 O-O d6

Number of games in database: 581
Years covered: 1921 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 46.0%
   Black wins 22.2%
   Draws 31.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Richard A Bates  4 games
Simon J B Knott  4 games
Bogdan Lalic  4 games
Simon Kim Williams  90 games
Alan J Walton  11 games
Hoang Thanh Trang  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1931
K Junge vs Bogoljubov, 1942
Kavalek vs J B Bednarski, 1972
I Sokolov vs S Williams, 2006
J Gallagher vs S Williams, 2001
S Mulligan vs D Foord, 2006
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 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 581  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gruenfeld vs Tartakower  ½-½351921ViennaA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
2. J Rejfir vs F Krticka  1-0451928Prague EvonyA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
3. Menchik vs Saemisch 1-0551929KarlsbadA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
4. S Rosselli del Turco vs Znosko-Borovsky 1-0291931NiceA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
5. A Budo vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky 0-1281931USSR ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
6. Botvinnik vs Kan 1-0381931USSR ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
7. A Budo vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  0-1531932Leningrad ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
8. K Sterk vs Flohr  0-1471934BudapestA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
9. E Tholfsen vs Santasiere  0-1321934SyracuseA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
10. J Traian Iliesco vs R Charlier  0-1411936Mar del Plata it-03A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
11. J Traian Iliesco vs J Vinuesa  0-1401936Mar del Plata it-03A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
12. K Junge vs Bogoljubov 1-0731942SalzburgA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
13. J Camarena vs H Steiner  ½-½561945Pan American CongressA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
14. V Popovic vs M Subaric  1-0541945YUG-chA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
15. Petrosian vs Simagin ½-½241947MoscowA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
16. Kotov vs Sokolsky 1-0391947MoscowA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
17. Kholmov vs Chistiakov 1-0531949URS-ch sfA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
18. C Kottnauer vs Simagin  1-0681950Przepiorka MemorialA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
19. O Moiseev vs Korchnoi  ½-½291951URS-ch sfA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
20. E Eliskases vs Letelier  1-0401951Punta del Este 5152A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
21. Tal vs A S Segal 1-0221952RigaA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
22. T Salo vs E Bhend  1-0411952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
23. F Jost vs E Bhend  0-1561952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-CA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
24. Koltanowski vs Grob 1-0591953ItlA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
25. R Balins vs Tal 0-1341953LAT-chA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-02-05  Knight13: This opening is very playable for Black.
Mar-16-06  notyetagm: Yes, check out this game played at the recent Reykjavik Open in which IM Simon Williams defeats Ivan Sokolov, using a crushing sacrifice on f2:

[Event "XXII Open"]
[Site "Reykjavik ISL"]
[Date "2006.03.07"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Sokolov,Iv"]
[Black "Williams,Si"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2689"]
[BlackElo "2452"]
[EventDate "2006.03.06"]
[ECO "A96"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 Nc6 9. d5 Nxd2 10. Nxd2 Ne5 11. e3 c6 12. b4 Bf6 13. Qc2 Bd7 14. Rad1 a5 15. b5 cxd5 16. cxd5 Rc8 17. Ndb1 Bxb5 18. dxe6 Bxf1 19. Kxf1 Kh8 20. Bxb7 Rc7 21. Qb3 a4 22. Nxa4 Qe8 23. Nbc3 Qh5 24. Bg2 Nf3 25. Bxf3 Qxf3 26. Qd5 Qh5 27. Qxd6 Rfc8 28. Kg2 h6 29. Nb5 Rc2 30. Nb6 f4 31. exf4 Qe2 32. Rf1 Qe4+ 33. Kg1 <Rxf2!> 34. Rxf2 Rc1+ 35. Rf1 Rc2 36. Qd5 Qe2 37. Qh1 Qe3+ 0-1

Feb-03-11  Lennonfan: Why the sudden drop in popularity in this opening in around the 70's?
Mar-26-15  zenithooligan: Lennonfan, that's a good question. I don't keep close track of all the latest developments in opening theory, but I have never heard that the Dutch was found to be flawed. And yet it rarely comes off the shelf in top-level play. I have started playing it recently and really like it.
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