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    Terrible opening line!?!

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    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.

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    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.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    line of the dutch -Korchnoi gambit

    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"

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    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.

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    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)

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