Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...f5/2. Bg5/2...h6

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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)


Moves: 1.d4 f5 2. Bg5 h6
ECO code: A80
Parent: Dutch Defence

Dutch Defence with 2.Bg5[edit | edit source]

2. ... h6[edit | edit source]

Black drives back the white bishop. White can now play either Bf4 or Bh4, the latter maintaining the pin on the pawn. Because 2... h6 weakens black's kingside squares, some players prefer to avoid it, although there is no obvious refutation for white.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

1. d4 f5 2.Bg5 h6


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