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Luc Winants vs Stefan van Blitterswijk
"Bittersweet Blitterswijk" (game of the day Feb-16-2005)
Netherlands (2004), tt
Dutch Defense: Raphael Variation (A80)  ·  1-0

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Feb-16-05
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  patzer2: White's 21. Re6! sets up an interesting deflection mate.
Feb-16-05  Abaduba: I've had 0 confidence in Black's setup ever since seeing Browne v. Byrne. I notice it's not in the database, which is a crying shame. I'll try to upload it- it's a classic.
Feb-16-05  de schaar: what about 24. Nxb7 ?
Feb-16-05
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  tpstar: Here's a cute miniature in this line = Vaisser vs A Mutzner, 1988
Feb-16-05  MindlessOne: It seems that Nxb7 leads to a win for white as well as bxa6. Lets say that 24.Nxb7 Re8 25.Qxa6 Kc8 (25...RxR 26.Qa8#) 26.Qa8+ Kd7 27.RxR Qxe8 28.Nc5+ kd6 29.Qc6+ Ke7 30.Re1+ Kf7 31.RxQ and blacks position is hopeless. If i am wrong let me know. Also, I dont get todays pun
Feb-16-05  MindlessOne: I forgot to say the Kxb7 leads to mate with Qxa6#
Feb-16-05  Marvol: I guess there is no pun (at least, there is none in Dutch). It's just an alliteration slash two similar-sounding words.

Apart from that, this seems not the right way to play Dutch...

Feb-16-05  Dillinger: I think you can only appreciate today's pun if you imagine it in the voice of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.
Feb-16-05  Slayer772002: Chess not popular in Belgium ? Excellent answer Winants !!! Belgium rules !
Feb-16-05  Zivildiener: >pun
well and a dutchman playing dutch but that's it...
Feb-16-05
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  kevin86: The key to the one-imho-was the bishop sac,to clear the way for the queen doubling wath the rook on the a-file.The the queen and rook combo roll town the files like a large convoy!
Feb-16-05  MatrixManNe0: I think the Dutch is a fine opening. Black jst needed to watch out for that pawn storm. Black attempted to make one of his own, but never actually got it rolling (damn puns...).

But isn't black supposed to castle kingside in the Dutch anyway? Was 16... Bxb5 necessary?! I really would not have played it because the h-file becomes WIDE OPEN! Then black can't play ...a6 or bxa6 leads to catastrophe (as seen in the game). But even without the queen, White can create a knight sacrifice and tear open the b-file as well via Nc5-a4-b6. Really, BxN was bad in my eyes...

However, I suppose it is really necessary or the queen is in trouble...

But even if the file is torn open, black should focus all of his energies on stopping the a-file. The blocked kingside and slow pawn roller should have hinted to black that he needs to defend instead of attack.

But really, I think 0-0-0 was just bad.

Feb-16-05  Milo: What happens after 3...e6?
Feb-16-05  ajile: This is one of those modern anti-Dutch openings with an early NC3. The problem with this is that White normally needs to play C4 to break up Black's Stonewall structure. So these NC3 moves by White blocking the C pawn are suspect. Black just misplayed the opening and castled to soon which allowed White to get his attack in first. The early BXN by white is annoying but shouldn't be a problem with accurate play. Does anyone have the main line for this after 4.BXN ?
Feb-17-05  Marvol: <Ajile: Does anyone have the main line for this after 4.BXN ?>

5. e3, Ld6 6. Ld3, ♘c6 and then the choice between
7. ♕f3, 7. ♘ge2 and 7.a3

All of these lines seem quite satisfactory for black according to my Fritz8 database; especially 7. ♕f3 has a bad record for white after 7. ... ♕d7 (won 9 loss 33 draw 12)

Apr-12-06  jpeacema: I myself never would have spotted it, but Shredder 9 recommends 13... Ne5!
May-15-06  prinsallan: Fine game here. I find the position after 16. Nb5 both amusing and interesting. The 2 knights here outposted beside each other are fearful and totally dominant.
May-29-09  totololo: Weak 6 rank + weak columns ...Look to the similarities and thematic rook penetration on the 6 rank as in today puzzle : Avigdor Bykhovsky vs Dorel Oltean

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