Longer Chess Games #31 Opening, Middlegame and Endgame lessons in the Classical Dutch

A very typical game in the Classical Dutch. In this game I play some thematic plans, plans that I have learnt over my 30 years of playing this exciting opening. To learn more about this opening, buy the DVD –

Mutaceva vs GingerGM
Chess.com 15+10 game

1. Nf3 f5 2. d4 e6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 a5 10. Rd1 Qe8 11. Qc2 Nc6 12. Bg5 e5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. e3 g5 16. Qc3 g4 17. Ne1 e4 18. Nc2 Ne5 19. Nd4 Qb4 20. Bf1 Qxc3 21. bxc3 c6 22. Rab1 Kf7 23. Nc2 Ke7 24. a4 Nd7 25. Nd4 Nc5 26. Ra1 Be6 27. Rdb1 Kd6 28. Be2 Kc7 29. Rb2 h5 30. Nb3 Nxb3 31. Rxb3 Rfd8 32. Rb2 b6 33. c5 bxc5 34. Rab1 Rab8 35. Rxb8 Rxb8 36. Rxb8 Kxb8 37. c4 Kc7

In this online game I pick a longer time limit, 15+10, my aim is to really explain the thought processes behind the moves that I am playing.

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  1. So fun to watch, thanks so much for uploading all of your longer games Simon!

  2. Im playing the dutch because of you GGM. Im 1600 and getting crushed. Its a very hard oppening to stabilize. Its so unbalanced it always brings fireworks

  3. Great game Sim! I loved (and leant) the g5 move in the middlegame.. It's a pity for the result, you attacked the whole game. Cheers

  4. Ginger all of your blitz games 95% you sack a pawn opening lines n win.. Long games you close down positions n going for queen trade with endgame…. Is just does not suits you.

  5. Very instructive game and well played against the experienced Mihai Suba, a Romanian GM.

  6. 7.Ne4!

    Love watching you play the Dutch. Thanks for the video

  7. Instead of 28…. Kc7, why not : 28… Rf7 (to hold the b7 pawn) with the idea 29. … Nd3!? (it's time to use the lovely knight !) with the idea of 30…. Bxc4 . Is there something wrong with that plan ?

  8. https://youtu.be/L2RxcXTr-E8


  9. I've had good success with this opening as a 1250 elo player. Now if I can only find a defense for 1.E4 lol

  10. the dutch is not good. Your opponent played a lot of silly moves and still got a draw.

  11. Very good explanations of some ideas in the classical Dutch. Usually when I play this opening I get the move order wrong and end up with a lousy position, so this game was very instructive.

  12. lol savage burn!! but cut him some slack, all of us sometimes get too relaxed when we are wining. Best lesson here is to keep your sword sharp it only takes a minor slip to let the enemy escape.

  13. i really wanted to learn how to play the dutch but got severely discouraged after playing against the double fianchetto system in many games. its almost as if white can just force black to never get e5 in

  14. Excellent video Simon, as someone who has got your DVD, this material is an excellent suppliment to it. Fantastic, more Black Lion, London System and Dutch videos please 🙂

  15. I love long play games, they're very instructive. More please 😀

  16. Thanks Simon! Your videos make my week😂

  17. Great explanation, just like Killer Dutch! I love it!
    BTW, have you seen the latest Kingscrusher Leela video? Leela plays Rg8, uncastled in a Stonewall Dutch.

  18. Very instructive but I'm still sticking to your killer French at the moment…with some improvement too! Thanks for all the videos, they are brill.

  19. pawn break on h4 looks promising Black has the only good pawn break at the end

  20. Hi Simon, hope you read this because it's irritating when you have to resize the board every time you pull up the analysis board. Basically, when you open the analysis board, it opens it in a new tab in chess.com. That shifts the boards over slightly to make room for the tabs. To get it back to the original position without resizing, just close the inactive tab, i.e., keep the analysis board open, but close the tab for the game you've just played. Cheers

  21. The way way you explained your ideas in the Classical Dutch has kind of encouraged me to play the Classical Dutch. I am a positional player and I currently play the Slav against 1. d4 and the Caro Kann against 1. e4 because they have similar ideas. Now I don't know whether I should add the Classical Dutch to my repertoire or not.

  22. Nice thanks. Try london system again 🙂

  23. Really enjoyed the game and your instructions while playing. thnx!

  24. Incredible material to learn from. Thank you. Also, you're funny, which is not always a characteristic of chess gms. Keep it up, experiment and have fun! This channel has a bright future.

  25. These longer chess games are very instructive and fun. I hope to see more of them in the near future. Thank you!

  26. do you playing acheater simon sir thank for the tow vidoes and your thougt process great wy of improving chess may be one day you will work with anish giri

  27. thank you so much! a5 is such a great move. i love playing classical dutch, but always struggle getting my knight out without falling into them playing d5. i always resorted to shuffling it along the back, via d7 and f8, but don't like it. their queen often ends up on c2, and it really does work! you've improved my game immensely with this revelation!!

  28. the main lesson to take from this is that if you ever play simon, you shouldn't allow the dutch… he has so much energy haha

  29. A draw with the dutch!? Did not see that coming. Very instructive game though.

  30. what would you recommend to main defence (for a begginer-intermediate player) against d4 between dutch and english defence?. I loved your London system for the busy player at chess.com and now I want to go for your english defence course or your classical dutch course there.

  31. He says to not allow an exchange of the white d pawn for the e pawn but playing Nc6 allows exactly that??

  32. Wow I've never seen a GM break down the ideas so concisely before, besides Danya. You and Naroditsky are tied for best teachers

  33. Great explanation of several ideas in the Dutch!

  34. Wow, what a difference between Stockfish 8 and Stockfish 15.

    Stockfish 8 is struggling to understand why the final position at 35:45 is a draw, yet Stockfish 15 understands instantly that 34… Rb8 was a blunder by black, immediately evaluating to 0.0. 34… c4 wins the game though, hovering around -1.5. Tested Stockfish vs Stockfish after 34… c4 and black always wins.

    Great game!

  35. just a question, can you castle queenside in the leningrad and then push your pawns on the kingside?

  36. at 16:08 is c5 an idea? to block the c4 pawn and permanently block in the white bishop

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