Welcome to my Dutch Defense (ECO A81) game with joblack page!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the Black side of the Dutch Defense.

The game includes analysis and diagrams. This was a non-rated game played at ICC. This game was played at Stan’s Net Chess. It was my second attempt at playing the Dutch Defense. This time I used a database of grandmaster games to help me through the opening. My opponent got a lead in development in the opening and then sacrificed a Rook for a Knight and pawn. After that I was winning the game. The ratings listed below are for each player at the end of this game.

[Event "Game 429544"]
[Site "Stan's NetChess"]
[Date "2008.03.21"]
[Round "?"]
[White "joblack"]
[Black "mserovey"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 f5 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 g6 5. c4 Bg7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. O-O d6 8. Bg5
Nbd7 9. e3 h6 10. Bxf6 Nxf6 11. Rc1 Qe8 12. b4 e5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Qb3 e4
15. Nd4 Qf7 16. Rfd1 Ng4 17. Nce2 Ne5 18. Nf4 a5 19. b5 g5 20. Nfe2 a4 21. Qc2
Nd3 22. Rxd3 exd3 23. Qxd3 Qe7 24. c5 Qf7 25. e4 fxe4 26. Bxe4 Qxf2+ 27. Kh1 Bg4
28. Bg2 Rae8 29. Rf1 Bxe2 30. Qg6 Bxf1 31. Bd5+ Kh8 32. Ne6 Bg2+ 33. Bxg2 Qe1+
{White resigns} 0-1

Online Chess Game
Stan’s Net Chess
Game Played: 21 March 2008 to 15 April 2008
White: joblack (2210) Black
: Mike Serovey (2203)

1. d4 f5 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 g6 5. c4 Bg7

Dutch defense after 5... Bg7.

Dutch defense after 5… Bg7.

At this point in the game White’s setup resembles a Catalan opening. Because this is only my second time playing the Dutch Defense I used a database of grandmaster games to guide me through the opening. I decided to stay with the more common moves until I learn this opening better. Then I may try some of the off lines.

6. Nc3 O-O 7. O-O d6 8. Bg5 Nbd7

Dutch defense after 8... Nbd7.

Dutch defense after 8… Nbd7.

Here I was expecting 9. e4. By playing to e3 instead White got me out of the game I was trying to follow and into some original thinking. I don’t like the fact that I am lagging a little behind in development but it didn’t hurt me in this game.

9. e3 h6 10. Bxf6 Nxf6 11. Rc1 Qe8 12. b4 e5

Dutch defense after 12... e5.

Dutch defense after 12… e5.

White is expanding on the Queenside and has more space there. Black still needs to develop his Queen’s Bishop and Queen’s Rook. Black now tries to get some counter play by opening the Center here.

13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Qb3 e4

Dutch defense after 14... e4.

Dutch defense after 14… e4.

If now 15. c5+?? then Be6! and White will have two pieces hanging and will lose one of them. Black’s next move is simply to block the check from the Queen at b3 and to protect the Black pawn at c7.

15. Nd4 Qf7 16. Rfd1 Ng4 17. Nce2 Ne5 18. Nf4 a5

Dutch defense after 18... a5.

Dutch defense after 18… a5.

Black’s last move was an attempt at getting the Queen’s Rook into this game after 19. bxa5 Rxa5. The other goal was to play a4 kicking the White Queen off b3. Black also needs to get the White Knight of f4 so that he can play Nd3.

19. b5 g5 20. Nfe2 a4 21. Qc2 Nd3

Dutch defense after 21... Nd3.

Dutch defense after 21… Nd3.

I looked at 22. Rxd3 and didn’t think that White got enough compensation for his Rook. After 22. Rb1 or 22. Ra1 then b6 followed by Bb7 and Black is OK. Another idea is a3 followed by Nb2 hitting the pawn at c4.

22. Rxd3? exd3 23. Qxd3 Qe7 24. c5 Qf7 25. e4? (Loses the pawn at f2 with a check.) fxe4 26. Bxe4 Qxf2+ 27. Kh1 Bg4

Dutch defense after 27... Bg4.

Dutch defense after 27… Bg4.

Black sacrifices the pawn at b7 in order to get pressure on both of White’s knights. White decided that he needed to protect f1 instead of taking on b7.

28. Bg2 Rae8 29. Rf1?? Bxe2!!

Dutch defense after 29... Bxe2!!

Dutch defense after 29… Bxe2!!

Black wins material no matter what White does here. If 30. Rxf2 Bxd3 31. Rxf8+ Rxf8 32. Ne6 Rf2 and Black is up a whole Rook.

30. Qg6 Bxf1 (Black is now up 2 rooks. At first I thought that 31. Bd5+ was White’s best move but now I believe that 31. Bxb7 was better.) 31. Bd5+ Kh8 32. Ne6

Dutch defense after 32. Ne6.

Dutch defense after 32. Ne6.

White is still down 2 rooks so Black can afford to give one of them back. White threatens to checkmate on g7 and to win the exchange on f8. At first I was going to capture the Knight and give back the exchange and then I realized that sacrificing the light-squared Bishop instead wins.

Bg2+!! 33. Bxg2 Qe1+ 0-1

Dutch defense after 33... Qe1+ (Final position).

Dutch defense after 33… Qe1+ (Final position).

Forced is 34. Bf1 Qxf1#.

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