Thanks for your answers and thanks for showing me these cool games.
So it seems that there is no direct way of refuting that system.
And it would also seem that playing c6 and d5 is a good idea against it.
I was thinking of getting a position with:
- Pawns on c6, d5 and e6
- My light squared Bishop out of the Pawn chain on f5 and then on h7
- Playing …h6 in order to deny him the possibility of exchanging his Knight for my Bishop with Nh4, and also to force him to exchange his g5 Bishop for my Knight
But I’m not exactly sure how precisely I plan to do that.
The problem is that I need to delay playing …Bf5 and …h6 and …e6, because if I play …h6 too soon he won’t have time to place his Bishop on g5 (and so he won’t exchange it for my Knight, just like I wish), and if I play …e6 too soon he will get the opportunity to trade his Knight for my Bishop with Nh4 (which I want to avoid). So I believe I will need to insert useful developing moves like …Nbd7 and/or …Qc7.
So I was thinking about playing something like that:
(I’m absolutely not sure about the move order&hellip
1. Nf3 d5
2. g3 Nf6
3. Bg2 c6
4. 0-0 Bf5
5. d3 Nbd7
6. Bg5 h6
7. Bxf6 Nxf6
8. Nbd2 e6
9. c3 Bh7
And then I’m hesitating between …Be7 and …Bd6 – which do you think is better in this kind of position?
I was thinking that …Be7 might be better than …Bd6 because on d6 the Bishop would just be biting at g3 and most importantly when he’ll play e4 my Bishop might be harassed with threats of forks on e5 (and if I just play …dxe4 then my Bishop would just be obstructing an open file).
After that I believe I would just play …0-0 followed by …Qc7.
But after all that, what should my plan be in this position? Getting a queenside attack going? And the moves to consider would be …a5, …b5, …Rac8 and …Rfd8 I guess?
And when he’ll play e4, what should I do? Should I just respond 1…dxe4 2. Nxe4 Nxe4 3. dxe4 Rfd8 or is there no need to take immediately?