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    Mayman Bocorisvhili
    No title · 1 year ago

    It's a good and quite unknown defense for black. The main idea of f5 is to prevent white to move e4. If white plays e3 to develop its white squared bishop, then the dark squared bishop at c1 is pretty bad. Even white could play e4 in someway, white squared bishop at f1 is still bad because of the c4 pawn.

    While white's trying to achieve its development problems, black can play Nf6, Qa5, d6, Nd7, may be then Ne4 etc. Black's in comfort with this position i think.

    White's best response to f5, i think, is immediate e4 then f3. It's good for white because the center is opened and white can attack to black king from weakened king-side in return of the gambit pawn.

    Keep it mind that dzindzi-indian defense is both positional and tactical opening. I suggest you to watch GM Ron Henley's video series on it and to analyze Roman Dzindzichasvhili's games (the inventor and developer of this opening).