Nice posts. Here is a crap game but it shows the first 8 moves i like in this line,
find people play similar to this...
[Event "uChess rated"]
[Black "Black Star"]
The benefits i see are... black avoids a d4,d5 game ..
-but also e4 is attacked.
-black has lots of opportunities to pin on the e and d files
-gets 2 tempo from bxd6 and white having to defend his queen after 0-0-0
( a pawn is worth 3? )
in that game i think 9...h5 was cheap and doesn't show what the opening does... but it was blitz.
Any of you have some games on this line.... what would you do to counter it?