The Complete Chess Course From Beginning To Winning Chess! (2016)
How to Play the e-pawn Openings
This line of play (1…d6 in reply to 1.e4) is as timid as Alekhine’s Defense is brash. White maintains clear superiority by virtue of his better development and greater command of the board.
White - Black
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 (D)
Position after 2…Nf6
Black counterattacks against White’s e-pawn, which cannot very well advance. Consequently White protects the menaced pawn.
3.Nc3 g6 4.f4! Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Bd3 c5
Black makes a flank thrust against White’s formidable pawn center.
7.d5 e6 8.dxe6 Bxe6 9.f5! Bc8 10.0-0 Nc6
White’s development is much more active and aggressive. Particularly troublesome is his threat to obtain a lasting bind with Bg5 followed by Nd5. Black is limited to passive play.