Originally posted by amolv06
I see. So essentially, Bd3 is a wasted move?
d3 is not the best square for that bishop, you want to play f3 to get rid of the nasty Ng4 which is really akward to meet, you want that bishop to stay on e3.
d3 is a bad square because the knight on d4 can get pretty loose without the queen protecting it and sometimes black can move the Nf6 and make a discovered attack with his bishop against the d4 square.
I would go Ng4 against Bd3 in that position, your bishop has to stay put because it is the sole protector of your knight and next move I take your dark squared bishop.