View Full Version : Terrible opening line!?!

18-08-2007, 02:08 AM

I was playing a game before against the dutch which I dont know and couldn't help playing 2... g4 which I thought is probably bad, but is the only move that really made sense to me. I have since played some online games and played it 3 times for 3 wins against similar rated opponents.

My database has a record of White 5 Draw 6 Black 12

Is this an opening playable at club level, but useless at the elite level.

2 unrated games I had against unknown people.

1. d4 f5 2. g4 fxg4 3. h3 gxh3 4. Bxh3 d6 5. Bg2 Bf5 6. e4 Bg6 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. Bd2 c6 9. Qe2 Qb6 10. O-O-O O-O-O 11. Bf4 Ngf6 12. e5 dxe5 13. dxe5 Ne8 14. Bh3 Qb4 15. Qd2 Nc7 16. e6 Kb8 17. exd7

1. d4 f5 2. g4 fxg4 3. e4 d6 4. h3 Nf6 5. hxg4 Nxe4 6. Bd3 d5 7. f3 Ng3 8. Bg6+ Kd7 9. Rxh7 Rxh7 10. Bxh7 e6 11. g5 Bd6 12. Be3 Nh5 13. Nh3 Bg3+ 14. Bf2 Bxf2+ 15. Kxf2 Qf8 16. Qd2 c5 17. Bg6 Qh8 18. Nc3 Nc6 19. dxc5 Ne5 20. Nxd5 Nxg6 21. Ndf4+ Ke8 22. Nxg6 Qh7 23. Qd3 e5 24. Qd6 Kf7 25. Nxe5+ Ke8 26. Ng6 Kf7 27. Nh8+ Qxh8 28. g6+

18-08-2007, 08:04 AM
It's called the Krejcik gambit and you don't see many GM games in that line.

According to NCO (paraphrasing) white can get a slight edge if it is accepted, otherwise black will get a small edge.

If you are playing against a seasoned Dutch (of which I'm not) player, I suspect they will probably know it better than you. :)

19-08-2007, 12:02 AM
I have a book on this opening. It is a good shock weapon.

The book is called "The Anti-Dutch Spike" by US National Master Alan L Watson.

One sneaky way to play is called the Korchnoi Attack. Yes it was played by the super GM. As this variation is mentioned in Staunton's Handbook in 1851 it has some history. (Look at Korchnoi v Kanel Biel 1979.) The idea is to play g4 on move three. These days this is the main line and it is almost certainly a sound gambit.

Another variation is 1.d4 f5 2. Qd3 d5 3. g4 but I prefer the Korchnoi variation.

Maybe I should write about this gambit in my column In "Australian Correspondence Chess Quarterly"

27-08-2007, 09:20 PM
Neil MacDonald's book on the Dutch covers most of the g4 gambits and their variations as well as quite a few sensible and safe responses to the Staunton Gambit. Most Dutch players in tournament games will have at least some small knowledge of this theory so it's an "at your own risk" proposition.

28-08-2007, 05:45 AM
I didn't have much problem after 2.g4 but surely you must be accurate. If you are careful about this gambit you could play another move order
1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 etc (be ready for the French indeed) :)