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Re: Marin's Dutch
Reply #1 - 04/23/21 at 12:56:10
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I've enjoyed my books by GM Marin. The first volume covers the main line with a white fianchetto. The second volume covers sidelines: the Staunton gambit, 2Bg5, 2Nc3, English Dutch, Reti Dutch, etc.

Black's repertoire in the main line is based on 7...Qe8. This may well be the way go, but 7...c6, 7...Nc6, and even 7...e6 are interesting too.

Marin makes the interesting point in his preface to the first edition that many of white's (more aggressive) sidelines can be avoided by only playing the Dutch when white opens with 1Nf3 or 1c4. I think that is a great idea. However as Marin points out, one need not fear those sidelines if one is prepared. Whether you use the Dutch as an all-around (non 1e4) weapon, or just against 1c4 and 1Nf3, the volume 2 chapters on the English Dutch and Reti Dutch are welcomed.
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04/22/21 at 14:58:20
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