Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...f5/2. Bg5

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Dutch Defence with 2.Bg5
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Moves: 1.d4 f5 2. Bg5
ECO code: A80
Parent: Dutch Defence

Dutch Defence with 2.Bg5[edit]

2. Bg5[edit]

White develops the Bishop so as to hinder Black's normal Dutch kingside formation by pinning the e-pawn. Black now has to choose to either drive the Bishop away or attempt to develop normally, without the help of ...e6. The usual ...Nf6 in Dutch formations can now be replied by Bxf6, foiling the usual setup.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1. d4 f5 2.Bg5

2 3 4 5 6 7
Bg5
g6
Nc3
d5
h4
Bg7
e3
c6
e4
O-O
Nf3
Be6
=
...
h6
Bf4
Nf6
Nc3
d5
e3
e6
Nb5
Na6
c4
Bb4+
+/=
...
Nf6
Nf3
e6
Nbd2
Be7
Bxf6
Bxf6
e4
O-O
Bd3
Bd6
=
...
c5

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References[edit]

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.