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Joel Lautier vs Nigel Short
Immopar Rapid (1990) (rapid), Paris FRA, May-20
Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Variation Botvinnik Variation (A93)  ·  0-1



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Dec-05-05  fred lennox: Short is one of the practitioners of the Dutch. For a player who seems to prefer to risk some safety for active piece play, this is harmonious enough. The strong post at e4 is shown to good advantage and the f pawn help restrain whites king from centralizing. What Short does to the QB is interesting, a probematic piece in the dutch. Meanwhile, White's Q pieces is no picnic. The knight journy is awkward and the bishop looks to do it's duty by exchanging with black's good bishop. It is at a cost of a tempo since the queen moves to a desired sq. so it advantage is slight at best.
Dec-05-05  Marvol: Short also plays the French, right?

So replying 1...e6 to 1.d4 is a double-edged sword; if 2.e4 then 2...d5 and the opening has transposed within two moves from white's desired queen's pawn opening to a French.

On the other hand if 2.c4 then 2...f5 continues in the Dutch. In both cases classical queen pawn openings are avoided without unnecessary premature commitment (1...f5?!).

Oct-03-06  notyetagm: <Marvol> Yes, many of us Dutch players who also play the French play the Dutch with the 1 ... e6 move order, called "the French move order".

Like you said, the whole point of this move order is to avoid all of the nasty gambit lines that White can play against 1 ... f5. Why learn all that theory if it can be avoided?

It's funny. When I play 1 ... e6 and 2 ... f5 online, my opponents -always- pause at this point. I can almost hear them saying to themselves <"Damn it! The Dutch!? But he didn't play 1 ... f5! Now what am I supposed to do! I was going to play h3/g4/e4/.../some nasty anti-Dutch line. Does it still work now that Black has thrown in the extra move ... e6?">.

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  jahhaj: <notyetagm> When my opponents play 1.d4 e6 I always play 2.e4! since I'm happy on either side of the French. I really don't like facing the Dutch however.
Apr-28-08  Poisonpawns: This is one of the crushing victories by Nigel in the stonewall.he had really breathed new life into the opening,when it was on the dusty shelves of chess theory.He was the new "botvinnik".His games from this time were very energetic.On move 22..Ne2+ ! Mate is threatened!!Lautier didnt know what hit him!
Apr-27-13  Poisonpawns: video here:
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