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1. e4 vs 1. d4


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #181

    JoseDK

    I've always found 1. e4 offered a better game as white. It gets the KB out quickly which facilitates castling, and while it invites the Sicilian, I'd rather face that defense than the Kings Indian or Grunfeld. But it's mostly a matter of taste.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #182

    Yereslov

    Nameno, what I stated is a fact. Most of his sacrifices are refuted by modern chess theory and analysis.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #183

    DrSpudnik

    Don't you ever let anything just go, Yereslov? Always one more go at saying some inane point again instead of clamming up and slinking offstage.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #184

    AlCzervik

    Uh-oh. He may be sending you a challenge, Doc. You know, since he is playing at Master level now.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #185

    DrSpudnik

    If he's playing at master level, he's using a computer, since he seems to be a 900 player in the flesh. We won't have to worry about him bothering us for much longer, if that's the case. Laughing

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #187

    pellik

    Yereslov wrote:

    Both of you don't stand a chance against me today. This is one of my "good" days where I play at the level of an IM.

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    Trying to imagine an IM this retarded is killing me. 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #188

    nameno1had

    Yereslov wrote:

    Nameno, what I stated is a fact. Most of his sacrifices are refuted by modern chess theory and analysis.

    This is one reason why you'll never be a good player. You are too hung up on the parameters you think theory has over chess. Tal didn't pay a damn bit of attention to it and he became a WCC. Think that over carefully. It doesn't matter what theory is said to be according to computers, if humans can't play that well...

    once again, you only show how much of a....____________ (fill in the blank community, I sure you all have your own idea about Yereslov) you are. Get over yourself. You have nothing on anyone here, regardless of what chess theory is. Go look up the meaning of the word theory.

    If you go ponder all of this over, I still question your ability to absorb it and use it constructively. Why don't you and actually prove one of here wrong for once....

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #189

    kco

    "feeling like an IM" ? let alone you couldn't beat a 1100

    1100   2      2                
    1200   6 3 1 2                
    1300   3     3      

     

     

           
    1400
  • 23 months ago · Quote · #190

    AlCzervik

    kco, he might mean Imaginary Master.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #191

    kco

    yeah you seem to be on the right path on that one.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #192

    DrSpudnik

    pellik wrote:
    Yereslov wrote:

    Both of you don't stand a chance against me today. This is one of my "good" days where I play at the level of an IM.

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    Trying to imagine an IM this retarded is killing me. 

    It's worse: I know an IM & occasionally play him. I have to struggle just to be even material by about move 30, but usually my position is just busted anyhow, even if. But Yereslov would just be demolished right off the bat whether he played e4 or d4.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #193

    bullregard

    e4, d4, c4, Nf3, and g3 are equally strong ways to open the game. I like e4, I used to like Nf3. I think that e4 TENDS to be more violent than d4 because of 3 reasons: 1) It's usually easier to open the game without having to sac a pawn, i.e., d4 after e4 is easier than e4 after d4,  2) You can castle quicker, which is usually how one brings rooks into the game, and 3) The Bf1 hits the weak f7 square (and h7). But the first move is only one move. I remember a time when Kasparov's favorite was d4 while Karpov's was e4.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #194

    nameno1had

    It is noteworthy about the choices of Kasparov and Karpov, considering the styles they were best known for...

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #195

    JoseDK

    Kasparov had an inordinate fear of the Sicilian, IIRC, which may explain his aversion to 1. e4.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #196

    blueemu

    I've thought about opening 1. d4... but then I decided that life is too short.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #197

    Fear_ItseIf

    JoseDK wrote:

    Kasparov had an inordinate fear of the Sicilian, IIRC, which may explain his aversion to 1. e4.

    http://chessgames.com/perl/explorer?pid=15940&side=white

    He didnt exactly avoid e4, he had almost as many games as he did o d4 

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #198

    royalbishop

    Reb wrote:

    I play both 1 e4  and 1 d4 ...... why ?  I get tired of sicilians ! I play sicilians as black and if I play 1e4 I also face many sicilians. When more than 50% of your games are sicilians the only way to ensure some variety is to play something other than 1e4, OR quit playing the sicilian yourself. Also, I think its good to be able "to hit with both hands" . ( an expression borrowed from boxers )

    Agree as variety keeps the game interesting.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #199

    Cogwheel

    Why so many threads on this topic recently? Undecided

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #200

    Oraoradeki

    I play 1.e4 because I HATE 1. d4 d5, but thats just my opinion.

    I think its easier to beat the sicilian than to beat lets say... Queen's gambit semi slav


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