Dutch Defence (#2):
Example of a Checkmate Opening win for White's Army

Checkmate in the Opening
White Wins in 8 Moves
[Dutch Defence (#2)]

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Dutch Defence (#2)
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Dutch Defence
1. d4 f5

Checkmate Sequence
1. d4 f5 2. Bg5 h6 3. Bh4 g5 4. Bg3 f4 5. e3 h5
6. Bd3 Rh6 7. Qxh5+ Rxh5
8. Bg6# 1-0

Black's Game-Losing Mistakes appear to be...

  • 5...h5, Black appears to have got overexcited about the possibility of trapping and capturing White's dark-Bishop, so early in the game, that there seems no thought to Control of the Center, nor to development of the Pieces.

    On a side note, it's worth mentioning that White's dark-Bishop has violated the one-move-per-piece principle in the Opening with 3 moves in quick succession ... and, yet, in this example, it seems to have worked well for White, with Black advancing his Kingside Pawns away from maintaining an adequately defended King.

  • 6...Rh6, seems sensible, in defending against White's light-Bishop to g6 ... BUT, it only serves to Overwork the KR (King Rook). Black's only chance to save the King, here, falls to the King himself, with 6...Kf7. It loses the right to Castle, but puts Black's King in striking range of g6 (preventing 8. Bg6). It also means Black's KR stays put, to prevent 7. Qxh5+

    In hindsight, the real damage was done earlier, by failing to develop Pieces adequately alongside the Pawns, and advancing the Pawns too far, too soon.

Checkmate Sequence + PGN

Here's how the Dutch Defence can lead to a Checkmate Win for White, in the Opening phase ...

[Event "Checkmate Opening - Dutch Defence (#2)"]
[Date "2012.02.01"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "15"]

1. d4 f5 {Dutch Defence} 2. Bg5 h6 3. Bh4 g5 4. Bg3 f4 5. e3 h5 6. Bd3 Rh6 7. Qxh5+ Rxh5 8. Bg6# 1-0

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