17166 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!
What's your favorite opening as white?
for favorite first move 1.e4, not because of rating, just cause it feels right
if it feels right, do it!
can you fix me doc ?
Let's see what's in the cabinet here... hmmm...nothing that'll really give you a thrill. Where's that prescription pad???
I almost always use 1.e4 as white. If black answers 1.....e5, then I will either play 2.Bc4 the Bishops Opening, 2.Nf3 heading towards the Scoth Opening (2...Nc6 3.d4), or sometimes 2.Nc3.
I don't play the Bishops Opening with the intent of getting a 3 move mate. I play 2.Bc4 because it's solid and aggressive. I've read that the second move is too soon for white to tell where to put the f1 Bishop. But since black played 1....e5, instead of, say, 1....e6 French or 1...c6 Caro Kan, I think c4 is a fine place for whites Bishop.
I seem to get a pretty good game playing the Bishops Opening, and have no plan to abandon it any time soon.
Scotch Gambit/Giucco Piano
I don't mind the king's gambit. Ruy Lopez is another favorite.
QGD, Semi-Slav, Slav
Reti, Any King's Indian Attack Variation!
Parham Attack, is almost an instant win after ...e5. Sometimes I get sick of instant wins however and play the queenside fried liver.
Check out the Veresov - it often transposes to a king pawn opening!
Gavinator: Wonder if you ever watch that comedy friends. The young guy behind the bar. Forget his name. Anyway he played Gary Kasparov in a friendly match back when Kasparov was world champion and the Friends star opened with the Parham Attack. Kasparov handled him quite easily.
I haven't, but I'm pretty certan Kasporav would wipe the floor with a majority of the people on this site, regardless of opening what they play
Bobby Fischer Lacked Creativity ?....How Dare Me !
by chessmicky a few minutes ago
5/27/2015 - Condemned
by knowtorious a few minutes ago
Please ban these engine users
by Martin_Stahl 3 minutes ago
Is writing notation actually REQUIRED in tournaments?
by bb_gum234 3 minutes ago
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by camberfoil 4 minutes ago
Vera Menchik´s Tactics (8 Tactics)
by MuhammadAreez10 7 minutes ago
My road from 1200 to 2100 in less than 2 years
by bb_gum234 10 minutes ago
Lost/won Black chess pieces on Black background
by A3jaan 11 minutes ago
More Soviet Sets
by JackieMatra 11 minutes ago
When did USCF take away 100 rating points from everybody?
by MuhammadAreez10 12 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!