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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: 381
Years covered: 1919 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 40.4%
   Black wins 27.0%
   Draws 32.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Levente Lengyel  7 games
Ivan Farago  4 games
Samuel Reshevsky  4 games
Kevin Spraggett  9 games
Carlos Enrique Guimard  7 games
Nigel Short  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936
Petrosian vs Bondarevsky, 1950
Nakamura vs R Bellin, 2016
J Parker vs N Pert, 1999
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1934
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1936
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 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 381  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rubinstein vs Flamberg 0-1341919Warsaw City ChampionshipA92 Dutch
2. Torre vs A Freyria 1-0201926MEX-chA92 Dutch
3. Gruenfeld vs S R Wolf  1-0511927Trebitsch MemorialA92 Dutch
4. S Takacs vs Tartakower  0-1441930Hamburg OlympiadA92 Dutch
5. Nenarokov vs Ragozin  1-0401931Ch URS (1/4 final)A92 Dutch
6. A Budo vs Ragozin  1-0471932Leningrad ChampionshipA92 Dutch
7. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine 0-1621934Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship RematchA92 Dutch
8. Saemisch vs Alekhine 0-1561936DresdenA92 Dutch
9. Flohr vs Alekhine  ½-½351936PodebradyA92 Dutch
10. Pelikan vs K Skalicka  1-0441936PodebradyA92 Dutch
11. A Dunkelblum vs Petrov  0-1341936Match Antwerp - RigaA92 Dutch
12. Capablanca vs Alekhine 1-0381936NottinghamA92 Dutch
13. Fine vs Alekhine  ½-½241936AmsterdamA92 Dutch
14. H Eberl vs Opocensky  0-1541937Teplitz-SchoenauA92 Dutch
15. R Daniel vs J Fricker  ½-½341938Nice-AA92 Dutch
16. N Karklins vs Eriks Lazdins  1-0331938Municipal Officials tournamentA92 Dutch
17. Reshevsky vs W Suesman 1-0261938USA-chA92 Dutch
18. P Rosenzweig vs W Murdock  1-0261938ACF CongressA92 Dutch
19. Panov vs A Chistiakov  0-149193818th Ch MoscowA92 Dutch
20. M Bain vs M L Hanauer  0-1521939Ventnor CityA92 Dutch
21. Tartakower vs Opocensky  ½-½531939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1A92 Dutch
22. O Trompowsky vs Tartakower  ½-½551939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AA92 Dutch
23. Stahlberg vs Petrov  ½-½621939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-AA92 Dutch
24. P Frydman vs Guimard  ½-½601939Buenos AiresA92 Dutch
25. Lokvenc vs G Kieninger  ½-½301941GER-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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