First, I've been an USCF Master about 29 years, FIDE FM for 16 years, and ICCF IM for a long time (I've forgotten how long on that one!?). Over many of those years I faithfully played the Bird's Opening and Dutch Defense. In both cases I play what would be called the classical formations. I've experimented with the Balogh Counter Gambit, Latvian Gambit, and French Defense in answer to 1 e4.

In recent years, in my older age, I have started playing classical openings with less sharp tactics. In turn, I am willing to share my old analysis on these openings. One side benefit of being a postal chess player, I've kept rather detailed records of my old opening analysis. I think you will find the analysis quite original. Enjoy!

Current as of 15 March 2009:

Please send me your comments, games, or analysis that will help / alter this analysis. If you find a particular game(s) of special interest and I did not give the complete score, I might be willing to send you the rest of the moves. However, I often look for a trade of information in return.

Good Chess!! FM Keith R Hayward

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