12831 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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.
both of them.
AND 1 Nf3... "it depends"?
1.e4 -> never play a endgame.
2.d4 -> always play a endgame.
I used to play 1.e4, but then I realised I was falling asleep too often in my games, especially after 1...e5.
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
I like 1. e4 because of variety. 1.. c5 becomes sharp and nice, 1... e5 becomes the ruy lopez which is positionally complicated.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I personally believe E4 is the best move for White.
Play it. Play for the win!
Sure, sure. 1.d4 is defensive, Lionel Messi is a goalkeeper, and flying pigs are green. We trust you on all that.
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.
It's not the first opening move that's boring, it's the player who makes it boring.
This thread is why opening theory can be a waste of time.
"With 1.e4 i win!!!"-Bobby Fischer
i am a fan of e4 because it is easy to develop all the pieces
I don't care what others play. As long as they move quickly.
Why do Sicilian players hate 2.c3?
by Fiveofswords a few minutes ago
"insufficient material" bug?
by Jion_Wansu a few minutes ago
Admins: Spam alert, you may wish to check this
by RonaldJosephCote 3 minutes ago
Can Chess.com refute the King's Gambit?
by TheDrevland 6 minutes ago
Best Chess.com members.
by Whip_Kitten 6 minutes ago
Mortal Kombat X
by Jion_Wansu 6 minutes ago
7/7/2015 - Execution Of The Attack
by ruierrui 7 minutes ago
this one was fun
by Homogenous 7 minutes ago
In Memory of knightspawn5
by Jion_Wansu 8 minutes ago
Can you really become a class A player by studying tactics?
by Ziryab 21 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!