Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...f5/2. Bg5/2...h6/3. Bh4

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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

This retreat appears to lose the bishop, but it doesn't! If 3...g5 4.Bg3 f4?!, 5.e3! h5 6.Bd3! gives a crushing attack.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

g5 f4?!

4.Bg3 5.e3