My first installment of the Dutch Defence is now available in the Play Dutch and Bird series. Before I took up the BDG, I played the BDF, the BLD or the BAD. Before I took up the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, I played the Bird, Dutch and French, the Bird, Latvian Gambit and Dutch, or the Bird's Opening, Alekhine and Dutch Defence.
Robert Cummins chose a Gruenfeld Defence set-up vs my Birds Opening Stonewall, which is in affect a main line Dutch Defence in reverse. The opening reaches positions that give equal chances, but that does not mean the games are going to be drawn. Any creative and energetic player will have good chances to win. In the 1970s and 1980s, I played the Bird's Opening just before I dropped out of playing rated chess games for a while. Here Black offered to repeat moves, I was all too happy to comply. By 1988 I returned to active chess through the exciting world of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit.
Sawyer (2000) - Cummins (1812), corr APCT 1985 begins 1.f4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.e3 c5 4.Be2 Nc6 5.d4 d5 6.c3 b6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Ne5 Qc7 9.Nd2 [9.Bb5 Bb7 10.Qa4 Rc8 11.Qxa7=] 9...0-0 10.Qe1 Ne4 11.Qh4 [11.Nxe4 dxe4 12.b3=] 11...Bf6 [11...Nd6! 12.Re1 Nf5=/+] 12.Qh6 [12.Qe1=] 12...Bg7 [12...Nd6! 13.g4 Bg7 14.Qh4 f6-/+] 13.Qh4 Bf6 14.Qh6 1/2-1/2
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