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Elmar Magerramov vs Alexey Vyzmanavin
Balatonbereny op (1989), Balatonbereny HUN, Sep-??
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  1-0



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  al wazir: My line was 22. Rxc6 Bxc6 23. Re5 Qg6 24. Nxg4 e6 (24...Rf7 25. Rxd5 Bxd5 26. Bxd5; 24...Rff8 25. Bxd5+ Kh8 26. Bxc6) 25. h5 Qf7 26. Nxh6+ Bxh6 27. Qg4+ Bg7 28. Rxe6 Rf8. White is up in material.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: A 7/7 week! Haven't had one of those in quite a while. Clearly time for one of those speculative sacrifices you can't analyze until the end, but not really much of a sacrifice--White swaps a Rook for Knight and 2 pawns.

Had rejected 22.Rxc6 because of 22...bxc6, but saw both the game continuation and 22.Rc5!?,Be6; 23.Rxe6.

Aug-23-20  Walter Glattke: 22.Rxc6 bxc6 23.Re5 Qg6 no 24.Nxg4 by Bxg4.
My line is 22.Re5 to open diagonal a1-h8. No better than 22.-Nxe5 23.dxe5 (otherwise 23.Bxd5+) 23.-Rf3!? 24.Qxd5+ Qf7 25.Bxf3 gxf3 26.Qxf7+ Kxf7 27.Rxc7 was white advantage stilll. 23.-Rc6!? 24.Bxd5+ Kh8 25.Bxc6 Bxc6 e.g.26.Qxg4 with more pawns, even with 23-.Rb6 in the match white is always several pawns ahead, but there are many continuations. 22.-Qf7!? 23.Rxd5
Aug-23-20  mel gibson: I thought 22. Rxc6 but I was wrong.

Stockfish 11 agrees only with the first ply:

22. Re5

(22. Re5 {(Re1-e5 Bd7-f5 Bg2xd5+ Kg8-h8 Qd1-e2 Ra8-f8 Bd5xc6 Rf6xc6 Rc2xc6 b7xc6 d4-d5 c6xd5 Re5xd5 Qh5-g6 Bb2xg7+ Qg6xg7 Nh2-f1 Qg7-c3 Qe2-e3 Qc3xe3 Nf1xe3 Bf5-c8 Kg1-f1 a7-a6 Rd5-c5 Rf8-f7 Rc5-c4 Rf7-g7 Kf1-e1 Kh8-h7 h4-h5 Kh7-g8 Ke1-d2 Rg7-d7+ Kd2-e2 Rd7-g7 Rc4-c5 Rg7-f7 Rc5-c6 Kg8-h7 Ke2-e1 Bc8-b7 Rc6-c4 Bb7-f3 Ne3xg4 Rf7-e7+ Ng4-e3 Bf3xh5 Rc4-c6 a6-a5 Rc6-c5 Kh7-g6 Rc5xa5 Bh5-f3 Ra5-a4 h6-h5 Ke1-d2 Bf3-e4 Ra4-d4 Kg6-f7 a2-a4) +3.31/41 321)

score for White +3.31 depth 41

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  agb2002: Black's weakest points are the pawns on c7, d5 and g4. This suggests Bh3, f3, Rxc6 followed by Re5, Re5 directly.

In the case of 22.Re5 Nxe5 (22... B(R)f5 23.Bxd5+ wins a pawn) 23.dxe5 White can recover material with Bxd5 and Rxc7 while keeping the better position.

Aug-23-20  Brenin: 22 Re5 wins material (pawns on d5 or g4, for example), since if 22 ... Nxd5 23 dxe5 the long diagonals and the c file open and Black's position collapses.
Aug-23-20  morfishine: The attractive characteristic of <22.Re5> is after 22...Nxe5, White's DSB comes alive

Thats as far as I needed to see to choose <22.Re5>

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  chrisowen: Re5 head honcho no?
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  Predrag3141: The exchange sacrifice was easy. The follow-up to exploit the d-file is difficult and I missed it: 26 Bc4 (as played) or 26 Nxg4 Qxg4 27 Bf3 attacks the bishop on d7.

After my move, 26 Bd4? it is Black that exploits the d-file with 26 Bd4 Be6! 27 Bxb6 Rd8.

Aug-23-20  RandomVisitor: These moves are very close

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<49/68 1:57:06 +5.30 22.Re5 Bf5 23.Rxd5 Bxc2> 24.Qxc2 Nb4 25.Rxh5 Nxc2 26.Bxb7 Re8 27.Bd5+ Kh7 28.Re5 Rd8 29.Be4+ Kh8 30.Nxg4 Nxd4 31.Nxf6 Bxf6

49/70 1:57:06 +5.23 22.b4 a6 23.Rc5 Rd6 24.Qb3 Kf8 25.Bxd5 Re8 26.Be4 Qf7 27.d5 Ne7 28.Bxg7+ Kxg7 29.Bg2 c6 30.Qd1 h5 31.Qa1+ Qf6

48/70 1:57:06 +5.13 22.Rc5 Rd6 23.b4 a6 24.Qb3 Re8 25.Bxd5+ Kf8 26.Be4 Qf7 27.d5 Ne7 28.Bxg7+ Qxg7 29.Rd1 Nf5 30.Qd3 Qe5 31.Bg2 h5

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  Predrag3141: <8/70 1:57:06 +5.13 22.Rc5>

What a difference a longer run makes in this position! 6-second analysis ranks 22 Re5 around +3.0 and 22 Rc5 around +1.0, giving 22 Rc5 Rd6 23 Rb5.

On another note, Stockfish should add a check for transpositions. It says that after either 22 b4 or 22 Rc5, best play reaches the position after 22 b4 a6 23 Rc5 Rd6, yet 22 b4 is better.

Aug-23-20  RandomVisitor: White had the strong move 20.Rd2:

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<50/77 2:37:10 +6.61 20.Rd2 a5 21.Nxg4> Kf8 22.Ba3+ Nb4 23.Bf3 Qf5 24.Ne5 Bxe5 25.Bg4 Bg7 26.Bxf5 Rxf5 27.cxd5 Rxd5 28.Qc2 c6 29.Qg6 Kg8

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  al wazir: <Walter Glattke: 22.Rxc6 bxc6>. Yes, recapturing with the ♙, leaving the ♗ to defend g4, is much better for black. Thanks.
Aug-23-20  RandomVisitor: A final look at the position after 21...Rf6:

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<55/79 6:17:27 +5.45 22.Re5 Bf5 23.Rxd5 Bxc2 24.Qxc2> Nb4 25.Rxh5 Nxc2 26.Bxb7 Re8 27.Bd5+ Kh7 28.Re5 Rd8 29.Be4+ Kh8 30.Nxg4 Nxd4 31.Nxf6 Bxf6

55/80 6:17:27 +5.32 22.Rc5 Rd6 23.b4 a6 24.Qb3 Re8 25.Bxd5+ Kf8 26.Be4 Qf7 27.d5 Nd4 28.Qd1 Nb5 29.Bxg7+ Qxg7 30.Qc1 Rf6 31.Bd3 Rxe1+

55/84 6:17:27 +5.29 22.b4 a6 23.Rc5 Rd6 24.Qb3 Re8 25.Bxd5+ Kf8 26.Be4 Qf7 27.d5 Nd4 28.Qd1 Nb5 29.Bxg7+ Qxg7 30.Qc1 Rf6 31.Bd3 Rxe1+

Aug-23-20  RandomVisitor: The unusual opening 1.Nf3 f5!? follows the opening book to this position, which strangely favors white:

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<52/65 5:41:41 +0.80 5.d4 d6 6.c4 0-0 7.Nc3> c6 8.Qb3 Na6 9.Bf4 Qb6 10.Qc2 Be6 11.b3 Nh5 12.Bg5 Rae8 13.Rad1 Qa5 14.Bd2 Qc7

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  perfidious: Unusual? How so? This is simply a Leningrad Dutch by transposition, featuring the subvariation 7....Qe8, then extremely popular.
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  fredthebear: Agreed. It's not strange to a Dutchman. Here's the same opening from the same era for comparison:

* E Moldobaev vs Kramnik, 1989

* Huzman vs Vyzmanavin, 1986

* Petursson vs K Valkesalmi, 1987

* V K Neverov vs M Gurevich, 1986

* P Van der Sterren vs Beliavsky, 1984

* G J Ludden vs Kosteniuk, 2000

The advantage of the Dutch Defense is that it's playable against 1.d4 and flank openings, but it's no short cut. Unfortunately, the center tends to be a bit soft and the king is a somewhat exposed even after castling. Dutch games often veer out-of-book with dramatic imbalances. Aggressive play is required of Black, like the stormy game on this page. An advantage of the Dutch is that a comfortable White may make a routine developing move that is a subtle misplacement of the piece.

Here's a decent Dutch collection w/a variety of Dutch Leningrads. Be aware that the ECO codes (A80-A99) are often off by a few numbers in the Dutch lines. Game Collection: The Dutch Defense (and Anglo-dutch)

Here's one of the better Dutch Defenders:

An authentic Dutchman:

This author plays some 1...d6 Dutch:

This person scores well w/Bg7 defences: Marat Dzhumaev

Aug-24-20  RandomVisitor: Sorry for the confusion. I am an 1.e4 player so I just do not know these opening lines.
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  fredthebear: No problem. FTB was itchin' to look at some Dutch games.

Every player needs a defense to 1.e4, 1.d4, and flank openings. 1...e5, 1...d5, and 1...c5 are likely the best choices for Black. Or, 1...e6, 1...d6, 1...c6, or 1...g6 if you prefer (but those short pawn moves hand the center to White on a silver platter). Pick just a couple of defenses and stick with those.

It's dangerous for either color to move the f-pawn if a player does not know the opening in detail.

Nf6 is an important defensive move early in the opening phase. Leave the flank pawns alone until castling has taken place and the central battle has defined itself. Those that fianchetto prefer to keep their fianchettoed bishop as long as possible; don't trade it off without a strong follow-up. No defense plays itself; it takes some study of master games.

Notice how White cleared off his back row, centralized and connected his rooks on the half-open e-file in just 15 moves? That is how to prepare an army for battle. Every unit contributes. Get a sound pawn structure with active pieces and play in/through the center. Too many pawn moves can be a big problem. Pawns are slow and cannot return home to safety. Pieces off the back rank move faster, move in all directions, and generally inflict more damage than slow pawns. But, it's necessary to move a few pawns initially to allow the pieces to come out.

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