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  1. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    23 Jan '08 04:58
    I read that the Dutch defense was a Morphy favorite against 1.d4
    so i'm going to try it out.

    So.....is there any anti-dutch lines?

    I'm sure i read somewhere that a quick g4 or h4 by white was bad for black?

    any help?
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    23 Jan '08 05:08
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    I read that the Dutch defense was a Morphy favorite against 1.d4
    so i'm going to try it out.

    So.....is there any anti-dutch lines?

    I'm sure i read somewhere that a quick g4 or h4 by white was bad for black?

    any help?
    in "attacking with 1.d4"
    (yes squeltch, its lite )
    they do a h-pawn push.. and it looks very promising compared to what usually happens...
  3. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    23 Jan '08 06:26
    also....after the "staunton gambit"...what line is best for black?

    1.d4...f5
    2.e4...pxp
    3.?...? etc etc
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    23 Jan '08 15:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    also....after the "staunton gambit"...what line is best for black?

    1.d4...f5
    2.e4...pxp
    3.?...? etc etc
    I think the moves to look for with black are Nf6, d5 and g6, depending on what white does. usually the first concern is to deal with Qh5, usually by Nf6.
  5. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    23 Jan '08 17:12
    Classical Dutch by Simon Williams (Gambit Publications) covers all Anti Dutch Lines (as well as Classical Dutch).
  6. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    23 Jan '08 17:53
    Originally posted by najdorfslayer
    Classical Dutch by Simon Williams (Gambit Publications) covers all Anti Dutch Lines (as well as Classical Dutch).
    also worth pointing out (as this book does) that you can avoid most, if not all, anti-dutch lines by playing 1. ... e6 and 2. ... f5

    Obviously, though,

    (a) you have to be prepared to answer 2. e4 with a French or some such ... although this only happens about once every three or four years in my experience.

    (b) this move order is no good if you want to play the Leningrad system.