Finally, black also has ways to play with pawns.
Black could storm the queenside with pawns and try to blow open lines there. Black could also eventually play …f5 himself, leading to the so-called “Symmetrical stonewall” structure.
In some cases black can even play …f6 and then …e5, really trying to blow open the center!
These are the ideas. Now let’s take a look at a sample game.
The Stonewall Attack – in action!
1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Bd3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. f4 (5. dxc5 is occasionally tried, but this isn’t in the spirit of the Stonewall! Black will either recoup the lost pawn or get good compensation for it, in “Queen’s Gambit fashion”). 5…Bg4 6. Nf3 e6 7. 0-0 Bd6 8. Bd2 c4