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  1. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    21 Feb '07 00:18
    The Fred Defense (1.e4 f5) should be dead because it gets you nowhere. After 2.exf5, black is already a pawn down. If black makes a bad move such as 2. ...d5 for some reason, white has an evil threat of 3.Qh5+ g6 4.fxg6 Nf6 5.g7+ Nxh5 6.gxh8=Q! After all that, black has an awful position and is a rook and two pawns down. After 2. ...Nf6, white has the posibility of for example: 3.g4 h5 4.g5 Ne4 5.h4 d5 6.d3 Nd6 7.Be2, which will leave black with a terrible position.