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Why is e4 considered better then d4? e4 is vunerable to attack immediately. d4 is already defended by the Queen, therefore White gets smidgen of tempo to.? I guess the core question is why push an unprotected pawn instead of a protected pawn as a first move.
Why not push the unprotected central pawn? It makes sense to play it on the first move rather than later when e4 could fall under black's control. And it is not considered better than d4.
1.e4 is not considered better than 1.d4
You cannot analyze based on one move only. You need to analyze many moves ahead. I don't like to think that the consequence of playing 1.e4 is that the pawn is vulnearable to immediate attack. I like to think that the consequence of playing 1.e4 is that I may have the French/KIA/Sicilian middlegame positions.
Thanks... I'm glad I found this forum. I think your answers have broken down my narrow concepts of opening theory.
In a few years from now everbody will play either 1.d4 or 1. c4
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Sharp chess that can come out of the Moller defense in the ruy lopez
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What is a good answer to the Ruy Lopez as a sub-2000 player?
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