I have a few friends who I play with. As of recent they have picked up on one of our better players openings and its surprisingly effective for development of white pieces and positioning.
I can't figure out how to beat the opening most effectively. I need to be able to shut it down where it starts. This should be noted, the pawn that was moved to
d4 is there to help develop the Queen. After this the next step for white is to develop the dark-squared bishop to
b2, and after that to move the knight from
h3. After which comes a king side castle.
I'm unsure of how to interrupt this opening other then to make an island on
e6 to protect my rook. Is there any way to fully shut down this opening?
I know this opening relies on the bishops but I do not know how to get rid of them without suffering losses worse than gains.