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Chess opening characterized by White playing 1.d4, 2.e3, 3.f4 and 4.c3.

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Weakness in the Stonewall setup?

In the following setup of Stonewall Attack: [FEN ""] 1. c3 null 2. d4 null 3. e3 null 4. f4 null 5. Bd3 Wouldn't that make the king vulnerable to diagonal attacks from a bishop or a queen? If yes, ...
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How can a Stonewall Attack player respond to 1. ... f5?

In Chess Psycholoyg: The Will to Win, William Stewart recommends playing the Stonewall Attack as white. This recommendation is one of a set of openings that are very similar and are therefore suitable ...
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What to play vs. 1. d4 when Sicilian is my favorite defense?

I've been playing chess since my childhood however just recently got into chess very seriously and my online balance was approx. 90-60 out of 150 games and then I lost 25 games due to a broken phone. ...
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How to deal with Stonewall Attack 'counter'?

I've been trying out the Stonewall Attack opening and have had quite a lot of success with it. My main problem arises when my opposition doesn't castle on the king side and instead moves their king ...
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What are the advantages of the Stonewall attack?

I stumbled upon the Stonewall attack, and it looks pretty strong, and I especially like the fact that it is strong against computer programs. I would like feedback on this attack, and if this is a ...
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