At first sight, White’s chances are preferable. He has two bishops, and although the one at b2 is passive, it is free to come into play via c1.
Black’s pawn majority on the queen-side is ephemeral (the move b4 doesn’t give anything in particular), whereas White is ready for activity in the centre.
He can first strengthen his position by the advance of the h-pawn, but White’s main aim is the e5-e6 breakthrough.
This threat is highly unpleasant and it is not altogether clear how to combat it. Read More… (Goldenchess.in)