Question: As a adept of 1…Nc6, what do I play with White?
Answer: The (almost) only opening move against which The Dark Knight System is not recommended.
Question: Which one is that?
Answer: 1.f4 – the Bird opening.
Question: And why is 1…Nc6 not good against Bird?
Answer: It says so here.
Question: I have never played the Bird – surely I have to study a mountain of opening theory beforehand, don’t I?
Answer: The literature on Bird, including DVDs, fits easily into your hand luggage.
Question: But what about the From Gambit 1.f4 e5, or the annoying symmetry variation 1.f4 f5?
Answer: There is a new book 🙂 (at the time only in German 🙁) fresh off the printing press: