Fast and Furious: The Dutch-Peruvian Gambit

by Robert Ris
5/2/2019 – Today on the Fast & Furious show we will have a look at some brilliant masterpieces and miniatures from the past and update you on the latest theory and move-orders in the so-called Dutch-Peruvian Gambit! The live show at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST / 2 PM EDT) is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!). To chat, please visit videos.chessbase.com/live or login via Playchess for Windows.

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1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.c3 f6 4.g5 c5 5.cxd5 and rather than taking on d4, Black may consider 5...b6, which leads to the so-called Dutch-Peruvian Gambit:

 

In the previous century, Dutch player Lodewijk Prins and Peruvian master Esteban Canal had some excellent results with Black in this line. But why has it gone out of fashion, or is it perhaps still playable?

But first...Black to move — can the b5 knight be taken?

 

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Robert is an International Master who mostly spends his time training and coaching talented youngsters. On the PlayChess server The Fast and the Furious is a popular show where he explains sharp opening lines for a wider audience. He is also a well-known ChessBase author who produced numerous DVDs and regularly contributes to ChessBase Magazine as well. Since 2015 he is the organizer of the Dutch Rapid Championships in his home town Amstelveen.
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