Originally posted by Eladar
I'm not looking at it as a b3 aspect, but an f4 aspect. As I said, I do play f4.
I'm trying to expand!!!!!
One other thing I suppose I could mention is that I usually play the KID against 1.d4 and I read somewhere that the Leningrad is much like the KID with an early f4 push. I'm interested in seeing how it is played since I usually go for that push ...[text shortened]... the board gets locked, protecting the diagonal that can get me checked, that I'm opening up.
In the KID, when white locks the center with d4-d5, black tries to play ...f5, establishing the e5-f5 duo (although he often pushes quickly to f4).
With the Dutch, black plays ...f5 and tries to play ...e5 to establish the duo.
With the Leningrad Dutch, black fianchettoes and plays for ...e5, which establishes a position that is visually and thematically closely related to the KID, so that is where the comparison is made.