Friday, January 19, 2018

Dutch Defence Classical Queens

Stick with the basics and defeat a master. Develop all four minor pieces. Keep your opponent busy with threats. Look for tactical patterns. Maria Leconte of France rated 2208 offered the French Defence against Irina Turova of Russia rated 2422. White allowed a Dutch Defence. Black's active queen and knights proved to be too much for White's loose king. My Dutch Stonewall Playbook gives a repertoire for Black.

Turova (2422) - Leconte (2208), ch-EUR Women Blitz 2017 Monaco MNC (4.7), 23.10.2017 begins 1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Qc2 0-0 6.Nc3 d6 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.d5 Ne5 [8...Nb4! 9.Qb3 a5=] 9.Nd4 Nxc4 10.Nxe6 Bxe6 11.dxe6 c6 12.Qxf5 d5 13.Qc2 [13.0-0+/=] 13...Qd6 14.Bh3 d4 15.Nb1 Ne5 16.0-0 Qd5 [16...d3! 17.exd3 Nf3+ 18.Kh1 Qe5=] 17.Bf4 [17.Qb3!+/=] 17...d3!? [Objectively 17...Ng6= is best, but you want to force your opponent to solve problems in a blitz game.]
18.exd3? [It's natural to eliminate the attacker. White keeps her queen but this loses it. Instead 18.Nc3! dxc2 19.Nxd5 cxd5 20.Bxe5+/=] 18...Nf3+ 19.Kh1 Ne1+ 0-1

Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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