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David Navara vs Artur Yusupov
Reykjavik Open (2015), Reykjavik ISL, rd 5, Mar-13
Dutch Defense: Hopton Attack (A80)  ·  1-0



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Mar-13-15  ajile: White gets in e4 (a signature move against the Dutch) and stops ..e5 by Black (the signature move for Black) in the Leningrad. 2.Bg5 has been doing fairly well lately even at high levels. In this game Black plays a solid reply 2..c6 but then plays 3..d6 trying to avoid structural damage by playing ..Nd7 before ..Nf6. But this is too slow to bother White IMO. Black also plays the "cute" 14..Qa5 but is rudely awakened with 16.b4 and then 17.f4. Perhaps Black should have played ..Qc7 to try and get in ..e5 earlier.
Mar-14-15  Everett: Surprised by 1..f5. With the French so solid in Yusupov's repertoire, 1..e6 seems more reasonable.

2.Bg5 in the Dutch, just like 3.Bb5 (+) in the Sicilian, cause immediate developmental issues for Black. Strong positional moves, both.

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