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Dutch (A92)
1 d4 f5 2 c4 Nf6 3 g3 e6 4 Bg2 Be7 5 Nf3 O-O

Number of games in database: 244
Years covered: 1919 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 40.2%
   Black wins 29.9%
   Draws 29.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Samuel Reshevsky  4 games
Miroslav Grabarczyk  3 games
Efim Geller  3 games
Kevin Spraggett  9 games
Nigel Short  7 games
Alexander Alekhine  6 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936
Geller vs Szabo, 1952
Kasparov vs Short, 1987
J Parker vs N Pert, 1999
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1934
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1936
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 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 244  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rubinstein vs Flamberg 0-1341919Warsaw City ChampionshipA92 Dutch
2. Carlos Torre vs A Freyria 1-0201926MEX-chA92 Dutch
3. S Takacs vs Tartakower  0-1441930Hamburg OlympiadA92 Dutch
4. A Budo vs Ragozin  1-0471932Leningrad ChampionshipA92 Dutch
5. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine 0-1621934Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship RematchA92 Dutch
6. Saemisch vs Alekhine 0-1561936DresdenA92 Dutch
7. Flohr vs Alekhine  ½-½351936PodebradyA92 Dutch
8. Pelikan vs K Skalicka  1-0441936PodebradyA92 Dutch
9. A Dunkelblum vs Vladimir Petrov  0-1341936Match Antwerp - RigaA92 Dutch
10. Capablanca vs Alekhine 1-0381936NottinghamA92 Dutch
11. Fine vs Alekhine  ½-½241936AmsterdamA92 Dutch
12. Panov vs Chistiakov  0-1491938MoskouA92 Dutch
13. R Daniel vs J Fricker  ½-½341938Nice-AA92 Dutch
14. Reshevsky vs W Suesman 1-0261938USA-chA92 Dutch
15. P Rosenzweig vs W Murdock  1-0261938ACF CongressA92 Dutch
16. M Bain vs M L Hanauer  0-1521939Ventnor CityA92 Dutch
17. Tartakower vs Opocensky  ½-½531939Buenos Aires ol (Men) prel-AA92 Dutch
18. Trompowsky vs Tartakower  ½-½551939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AA92 Dutch
19. Stahlberg vs Vladimir Petrov  ½-½621939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AA92 Dutch
20. P Frydman vs Guimard  ½-½601939Buenos AiresA92 Dutch
21. Lokvenc vs Kieninger  ½-½301941GER-chA92 Dutch
22. Kotov vs Lisitsin  1-0411942Moscow-chA92 Dutch
23. Foltys vs Alekhine  ½-½301943PragueA92 Dutch
24. Reshevsky vs S Rubinow  1-0481946USA-chA92 Dutch
25. B Simonovic vs B Kostic  0-1291946YUG-chA92 Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-12-04  mack: Surprised no-one has discussed the Dutch yet. It's certainly a solid option against 1.d4 if you get the move order right (if you don't it can be disasterous). I often panic in the face of 2.g4... any ideas?
Aug-12-04  Dudley: I like the Dutch but I'm not sure it's too solid. If you don't mind playing the French and want to play the Stonewall you can get into it by 1.d4 e6. I don't have a clue about 2.g4 but why not just take the pawn, don't try to hold it and develop quickly,perhaps castling Q side. After all, white can't castle K side either after a move like that unless he is crazy! The Dutch is distinctly unfashionable and has a poor winning % which puts most people off. However, it can be very dangerous if white doesn't know it very well.
Aug-13-04  TheGreatNN: Black often castles kingside after ..g5 in the KGA. I don't see why white can't caslte kingside after g4. Anyway I don't see where you develop if white plays 3.e5 or why you would give up the pawn. I would play 3. ..d5 to attack the KP and defend the pawn gained (the same move is fine if 3.Bg2, I think), and to me it looks like black just stays a pawn ahead.
Aug-13-04  TheGreatNN: Check out Trevor Coote vs David Ledger, 2002, where black plays the defense I mentioned above but does give up the pawn in order to open white's kingside, and also K Litkiewicz vs Thomas Paehtz, 1974, where black plays (probably better) ..d6 in order to develop the KKt.
Jan-02-07  AbhinavAsthana: g4 does not seem to be a good move from my perspective. After 1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3. g4!?,
3...Nf6 looks good to me.
Jan-02-07  Karel: This line is suggested by Neil McDonald in "Starting out: Dutch Defence" in order to disrupt white's g4 party tricks

1.d4 f5 2.g4 fxg4 3.h3 g3 4.fxg3 d5 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bg2 e6 followed by ...Bd6 ect Black has a solid centre

"h3 aims to open up lines on the kingside and gain a lead in development after 3.-gxh3 4. Nxh3?! when an attack will follow on h7 with Qd3 and Ng5, ect. But black can cross white's plan with the neat trick 3.-g3! returning the pawn in order to keep the kingside blocked and prevent white gaining a lead in development."

Jan-02-07  sleepkid: I'm always surprised by the fact that the Dutch have never won the World Cup. Especially during the 70's: Cruijff, Neeskens, Johnny Rep, Resenbrink, et al.
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