This is part of a series of chess opening videos called Stonewall Legacy, by Matt Pullin. In this video I discuss 1.d4 d5 2.e3 Bf5, preventing White’s Stonewall setup by beating White to the d3-h7 diagonal. The only way White can play for an advantage is to play 3.c4 with the goal of an early attack on b7. Some of these positions can also be reached via the Slav Defense.
Grekso vs Slovik Komarno (Slovakia) 1999 Slovakian Junior Championship 1999 Opening: QGD, Cambridge Springs Variation 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. Nf3 c6 6. e3 Qa5 7. Qc2 Ne4 8. Bd3 Nxg5 9. Nxg5 dxc4 10. Nxf7 cxd3 11. Qxd3 Kxf7 *