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1. e4 vs 1. d4


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #201

    royalbishop

    E4 players here mostly! Huh nothing.

    When faced against a strong d4 player well nature takes over. This is the only chess site i been where the d4 players were not dominate.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #202

    LoveYouSoMuch

    both of them.

    AND 1 Nf3... "it depends"?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #203

    Cidragon

    1.e4 -> never play a endgame.

    2.d4 -> always play a endgame.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #204

    drmnc1

    I used to play 1.e4, but then I realised I was falling asleep too often in my games, especially after 1...e5.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #205

    Bobby1313gr

    The best way to decide whether you want to start with e4 or d4, is to try those openings in game tournaments.

    Playing e4 doesn't mean that your game is going to be only tactical. On the other hand d4 doen't lead only to positional situations. ALL openings require good understanding of tactics, strategy, endgame etc.

    The main differences among openings are the various ideas behind those openings and the different pawn-structures.

    Don't forget that all great GMs play/played all kind of openings (e4,d4,c4,Nf3) like Karpov, Kasparov, Carlsen

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #206

    ViktorHNielsen

    I like 1. e4 because of variety. 1.. c5 becomes sharp and nice, 1... e5 becomes the ruy lopez which is positionally complicated.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #207

    UnknownGone

    nqi wrote:

    I am a fan of 1d4, simply because it is Sicilian-proof. I never like going into the second move of a game with the feeling my opponent knows what the next twenty moves are going to be  

    D4 = Better for defense.

    E4 = Better for attack.

    Attack && Defense are equal opposites. Not the tool, It's how it is used.

    Which is better?

    ...

    Neither. Use whatever it takes to win! - Happy Debates!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #208

    unterseegoat

    I play 1.edc4gNf3 and I spend too much time studying. But I don't get bored playing the same thing every time so I think my way is better.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #209

    unterseegoat

    Why can't it be a defense?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #210

    DrSpudnik

    unterseegoat wrote:

    Why can't it be a defense?

    Because white goes on the attack on move 1 if he knows what he's doing.

    Having been assaulted by d4, I can attest that it is not defensive unless White doesn't have the guts to play aggressively.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #211

    UnknownGone

    PositionalDude wrote:

    D4 is better for defense?!?!??!? it's not a defense,it's a attacking tool and also a positional tool to play as white

    You have no idea how patterns work, how positions work, don't bring up the entire elo debate, Point is: D4 Is Defensive. E4 Is An Attack. D4 IS Backed by the queen controlling center and is less pro-active due to E4 Being the best move for White. ... D4 Defensive/Less-Pro-Active. E4/Attack/Aggressive.

     

    Cya.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #212

    UnknownGone

    DrSpudnik wrote:
    unterseegoat wrote:

    Why can't it be a defense?

    Because white goes on the attack on move 1 if he knows what he's doing.

    Having been assaulted by d4, I can attest that it is not defensive unless White doesn't have the guts to play aggressively.

    I personally believe E4 is the best move for White.

    Play it. Play for the win!

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #214

    nameno1had

    pfren wrote:

    Sure, sure. 1.d4 is defensive, Lionel Messi is a goalkeeper, and flying pigs are green. We trust you on all that.

    lol

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #215

    sammynouri

    1.d4 because the most common lines are queens gambit (my favourite) and KID which I always play as black against 1.d4. And honestly I don't see how 1.d4 is boring, 1.e4 leads to the four knights opening or the Italian too often (or a similar position) which are both boring and extremely annoying.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #216

    DrSpudnik

    It's not the first opening move that's boring, it's the player who makes it boring.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #217

    TitanCG

    This thread is why opening theory can be a waste of time.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #218

    Sicilian_Dragon_Metr

    "With 1.e4 i win!!!"-Bobby Fischer

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #219

    RVISHWA

    i am a fan of e4 because it is easy to develop all the pieces

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #220

    AlCzervik

    I don't care what others play. As long as they move quickly.


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