Originally posted by Varenka
After your loss, are you concluding that you need to understand the Dutch Stonewall better? Or to never play it again?
Yeah, I'm with Varenka here. Simply because of the number of idiot's that run around and criticize the King's Gambit. People say absurd things about it like "I played it once, and black had a stronger kingside attack so I couldn't win, so this opening is too hard to play" or "If black can simplify and attack on the kingside he'll win" or "Fischer busted the King's Gambit, and if you just follow that article black will win". None of which are even remotely true. Don't comment on an opening unless you know about it. I'll comment on the KG (especially the 3.Bc4 variation), and other opening's in my repertoire, but I would never start criticizing an opening that I haven't played extensively. I don't play the dutch, but I've heard good things about it from some people, bad from others-what a surprise!! My suggestion-take the comments into consideration (From the people that know what they're talking about) and test it out for yourself to see what you think.