Ideas for White in this position

Hiya, working on some opening prep for an upcoming opponent in my local dutch league. Somewhat likely this position may arise - can anyone suggest some good plans for White?

Hi there!

In my style of play, seeing that white has a nice castle, instead of f3, I would play h3 to prepare f4.

That way whatever he plays he will have an isolated pawn in the center (or a nice flank to attack). You too, but as I said your king is safe so you can allow some madness in the center.

h3 is to prevent an annoying Ng4 threatening your hanging bishop.

Good look in the tournament!


Hi! Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this. Thanks for your input, super helpful and interesting. I appreciate you taking the time to help.

You can't post in the forums yet. Play some games!