Originally posted by kmac27
When playing d4 and your opponent plays f5 what do you like to play? I typically have a setup where I play c4 Nc3 Nf3 and bishop to f4 and play e3. However these lines are not very fun and seem to be boring to me. I'm looking for sound play. What do you play? Post your lines.
As a Dutch player the lines I´m most concerned about tend to be the main line (d4, g3. Bg2, Nf3, 0-0, c4, Nc3 in that order), the 2. Bg5 line where the knight goes to c3 infront of the pawn, and the Staunton Gambit.
Most of the time you get an attempt to play the Queen´s gambit which really isn´t scary - pawns on c4, d4 and e3 with the knights on f3 and c3 and the light squared bisop biting on granite on d3.
When playing against the Dutch I tend to play the main line.