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  1. Standard member bot 6
    Bla bla bla
    03 Sep '08 19:49
    my question is.
    is the dutch defense strong?
  2. 03 Sep '08 20:35
    Depends who you ask. It's always served me well.
  3. 03 Sep '08 20:49
    Definitly if you play white!

    I played it many times as black with moderate succes in cc. Better results in OTB.

    At least you decide the opening as black. That a small advantage in cc but more important in otb.
  4. 03 Sep '08 21:04
    Originally posted by bot 6
    my question is.
    is the dutch defense strong?
    http://www.youtube.com/user/krakkaskak
  5. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    03 Sep '08 21:07
    yes
  6. Standard member bot 6
    Bla bla bla
    04 Sep '08 05:02
    Originally posted by backfrom1994
    Definitly if you play white!

    I played it many times as black with moderate succes in cc. Better results in OTB.

    At least you decide the opening as black. That a small advantage in cc but more important in otb.
    i havent played to many people who have used it. actually i dont think ive played any. but thats one of the reasons its kind of interested me. i havent practiced it enough to make my own variations, but its something i want to get good at
  7. Standard member bot 6
    Bla bla bla
    04 Sep '08 05:04
    Originally posted by backfrom1994
    Definitly if you play white!

    I played it many times as black with moderate succes in cc. Better results in OTB.

    At least you decide the opening as black. That a small advantage in cc but more important in otb.
    so white opens with f4?
  8. 04 Sep '08 10:45
    Originally posted by bot 6
    my question is.
    is the dutch defense strong?
    I think it is very sharp, and gives black good attacking chances.

    For the most part, I would recomend playing the Leningrad lines, though if white does some dumb stuff, then the stonewall or classical lines can be handy.
  9. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    04 Sep '08 11:23
    Originally posted by bot 6
    so white opens with f4?
    sure, I play reversed leningrad with white as my main opening.
  10. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    04 Sep '08 11:28
    What about somebody posting a game in the Lenningrad? it maybe very instructive.
    I fancy mixing things up aginst 1.d4 myself.
  11. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    04 Sep '08 11:55
    Originally posted by Talisman
    What about somebody posting a game in the Lenningrad? it maybe very instructive.
    I fancy mixing things up aginst 1.d4 myself.
    yusupov vs bareev 1993

  12. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    04 Sep '08 12:03
    ivanisevic vs danielsen 2006

  13. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    04 Sep '08 14:25
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    http://www.youtube.com/user/krakkaskak
    You may play 1. f4, but do you call it the "Polar Bear"?



    Seriously though, if any of you haven't gotten around to Henrik's site, it's a wonderful site. www.videochess.net
  14. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    04 Sep '08 15:00
    Originally posted by sh76
    You may play 1. f4, but do you call it the "Polar Bear"?
    well, it's reversed leningrad, or a bird, but as practically no theory exists for it, danielsen renamed it as 'polar bear'.



    grrrr!
  15. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    04 Sep '08 17:31
    I've always had a soft spot for the Classical, but it appears at least to me that White can gain a healthy edge.