The Dutch Defence is named by Dutch player E.Stein, who lived in 18th century. Game ensures an imbalanced pawn structure and a fighting game. The idea was to prevent 2.e4 and prepare attack of White King castled kingsize. Typical pawn moves of Black are c6, d5, e6, f5. They are interesting moves from positional point of view. The Leningrad Variation share some common ideas with King's Indian with a change of move order. Leningrad Variation A87 starts with move order : 1/ d4 f5 2/ g3 Nf6 3/ Bg2 g6 4/ c4 Bg7 5/ Nf3 /maim line/ after that occurs 0-0,0-0,b3, c5or d6. Order of White or Black moves can be different. The next moves have several variations depending of strategy plan of White and Black e.g. preparing e4 or other plans You can see it in Opening Table. It is not a strange opening - maybe looking for the first time. Sicilian Defence is the same type but Dutch with Black pawn on kingsize... You must know the subvariants and developments of them for both sides. Many times happens very sharp double edged positions. It is the reason why this opening is played by all range of players including GMs e.g. Nijboer, Short, Kramnik, Yusupov and others. Look how players fight as White and Black in attached CBV and PGN files.
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