Originally posted by Dutch Defense# 4 hands down
I normally play 5.f3 after this position. What do you guys recommend as the best fifth move?
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Originally posted by chessisvanityand in this case, a fianchetto is also considered good
Which i think is BS....i always develope my bishops into fianchettoes first.
Originally posted by chesskid001That's an excellent plan if White castles kingside, but in many variations of the Saemisch White castles long. And White may delay his decision for a bit, so finding constructive moves for Black when he doens't know where White's king is going to live is a challange.
there's not much to fear in f3- just plan ...nh5 and ...f5 and you're fine