Category Archives: Dutch Stonewall

Bundesliga 2012–13 Rd12-IM Galyas M(HUN)

TWIC 958
1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 c6 6.b3 Bd6 7.Bb2 0–0 8.0–0 Qe7 9.Qc1 b5!?(diagram) 


9…b5 is a dynamic ways to treat the Stonewall Dutch. The plan has been popularized by GM Moskalenko. Black will follow with ..a5 and a general queenside assault on the queenside. 

In the feature game, IM Galyas plays a model game after some inaccurate white play.

Kayser,Fe (2183) – Galyas,M (2423) 
Dutch Stonewall 9.Qc1 b5[A90]
Bundesliga 2012–13 Baden Baden GER (12), 17.03.2013

Position 1
Black is a pawn up with a strong outside passed pawn but white is threatening f3 with counterplay against the doubled e-pawns. How should black continue?

Black to Play


Amator Cup Rd3 2012-11-17

My game was the last to finish again so I have only a minimal idea of what happened in the tournament. I’ll do up a more detailed post soon. Tomorrow I have my  rescheduled Rd2 game for while everyone else has an off day.

I won my first game, but managed to miss many things.

Yip,M (2085) – Szlabey,G (1935) [A84]
Amator Cup (3), 17.11.2012

Critical Position 1
The opening has gone will and white has a massive attack. Black has just played 15..Ng8. What do you suggest?

White to Play

Critical Position 2
Black has just played 16..Nxh6. The attack still rages, I was having trouble finding a way to end the game.

White to Play

Critical Position 3
I made a great muck of things and now have to win a N-N ending. Luckily things are under control. What should I do next?
White to Play