I'm new here and not a club player or anything, just a moderately good chess player with little knowledge of theory but very good chess tactics that seem to keep me in most games.
My question is about 1. d4, I've been using what you guys call the dutch defense (stonewall variation) and against most players it holds up good as they can't break through the wall of pawns, but against stronger players I seem to get destroyed...
I always find myself on the defensive, fending off a kingside attack that comes as soon as I castle!! I can't seem to offer any good attacks of my own. So basically for this opening where are the attack routes ? I've heard Qe8 and then to h5 but I never seem to make anything out of that because white's bishops are eyeing h5 ??
Also the queenside gets ignored completely, my pawns over there don't do anything and are hardly ever attacked, should I be making a queenside attack via a finnachetto bishop ?? I'm confused !!!
Please help, I love this opening but need some attacking prospects, what are the key squares, I know e4, but by the time I can plant a
knight there i'm already under fire from white's Qn, Kn, and bishops!!!!
Also, bg5 is VERY annoying... I've heard people suggesting leningrad by g6, bg7 to combat this but I don't have knowledge of continuation and promptly get mated...