ND – “Really good, just don’t repeat 3.Nc3!”

This is a game I played against John Duggan at the excellent Coulsdon Chess Club run by Scott Freeman. Nigel said it showed substantial progress apart from the ugly 3.Nc3. I think 8.e4 is instructive as a key pawn lever against the Dutch. I was pleased with my calculation of the ending. I allowed Black to promote his pawn next to his King, lost because of my King and queen mating net.

Dan Staples