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:
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Bird's Opening : Hayward variation, 8 Nc3!
Bird's Opening : Miscellaneous lines to the Hayward variation
From's Gambit Declined : Hayward variation
Bird's Opening : early ... Bg4 lines
Bird's Opening : ... c5 / Sicilian Defense type formations
Bird's Opening : ... d6 / King's Indian Defense type formations
Bird's Opening : early ... e6
Bird's Opening : ... b6
Bird's Opening : ... f5
Balogh Counter Gambit : Main line
Balogh Counter Gambit : Miscellaneous lines
Balogh Counter Gambit : early exf5
Dutch Defense : Classical variation (Black) 8 Re1 Nc6
Dutch Defense : Classical variation (Black) 8 Qc2 Nc6
Dutch Defense : Classical variation (Black) 8 b3 Nc6
Dutch Defense : Classical variation (Black) 7 Nbd2 / Miscellaneous
Dutch Defense : Classical variation (Black) 4 Nh3
Dutch Defense : early Bg5
Dutch Defense : Classical variation (White) Nc3
Dutch Defense : Classical variation (White) Nf3
Anti-Dutch Defense lines : h3, g4, etc.
English Opening : d3 formations
English Opening : e3 formations
King's Indian Attack : vs Dutch Defense formations
Reti Gambit : 1 Nf3 f5 2 e4
Larsen's Opening : vs Dutch Defense formations
Sokolski's Opening : vs Dutch Defense formations
Miscellaneous Openings : vs Dutch Defense formations
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 email@example.com