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hello everyone. my post has to do with my success with d4 versus e4. i am only talking about playing white. i am far better and i think far more successful when i start d4 c4, versus e4 Nf3.
I believe i am not that good in playing e4. It beats me why. does anybody have any tips for playing e4 Nf3. I know a couple lines and how i should respond to whatever black plays in the first 5 moves or so. Im not perfect in the play, but i give good responses to blacks defense regarding the e4 opening. Any tips, comments, or ideas are appreciated.
Thank you chess faithful!!
e4 nf3 is more of a tactical game. d4 c4 or queens gambit like structures are more positional.
usually when one plays e4, they have ideas of bb5, bc4, it depends on how black responds. a lot of players play the sicilian, which has a lot of theory.
I prefer to play e4. It is more fun :P
Hello there,I started playing the game with e4 and almost continue to do so until today.
With e4 almost all classical rules apply.I mean the dogmas like Knight on the rim is dim,control the center with pawns,stuff like that.If you know those ideas,you will do fine.
Going up the ranks,now you need a bit of study of the major opening replies-against e5,the french, and the caro kann and sicilian.If you are just starting you dont really need to memorize a bunch of variations.Maybe just the critical positions and also familiarize yourself with the traps and common themes of the game.
And Also the difference with d4 and e4 i think is that with d4,you could blitz out the opening and you will only suffer minor damage.With e4,you must be more vigilant and more tactically aware.Try playing games with e4 and figure out the opening moves yourself withoud the aid of theory.It will deepen your understanding of the e4 game.
i play both. but i am better with d4. my goal is to get better with e4. and i tried playing e4 for the last few months maybe even a year. i know 1 e4 2 nf3 3 Bb5 Bc4 d3 Nc3, and play all of them consistently. but i think im lacking the theory of e4 i think. help?
Another problem you are having is if you are pre-meditating 2.Nf3 after 1.e4, you are already failing to play 1.e4 successfully.
The same thing goes with 1.d4. In both cases, White's goal is to control the center! If Black allows White to occupy the center with both pawns, he or she should do it! The reason you see Nf3 in SOME openings is that Black played a move that prevents the other pawn from owning the center.
For example: If White plays 1.e4, he would love to get in 2.d4 next. 1...e5 and 1...c5 both are to try to prevent 2.d4 as Black will capture and if White takes back with the Queen, it will be attacked and forced to move again while Black is developing his pieces in the process with tempo. However, after 1.e4 e6 or 1.e4 c6 or any other move that doesn't have immediate impact on d4 or e4, White should play 2.d4! and NOT 2.Nf3? (For example, 1.e4 e6 2.d4 or 1.e4 c6 2.d4 and NOT 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 or 1.e4 c6 2.Nf3).
Against 1.d4, again, the reason why both 1...d5 and 1...Nf6 are so popular is that they both prevent White from laying e4.
I like e4 better, although I occasionally play d4.
Yeah i just develop my pieces early nothing fancy with 1 e4.
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