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none of the moves is better than the other... it all depends on your style, opening kwnoledge and the type of game you hope to play... From a mathematical point of view softwares tend to prefer e4 because the element of mobility is given more importance. By that i mean both moves control the center and open lines for one of the bishops and the queen. e4 opens more squares than d4 thus many softwares tend to give a superior value to e4. For a Human player what matters is his or her opening taste!!! What can you do with a 0.17 advantage....
a3 beats e4
i like d4, i have no clue about chess but my layman feel is, that you seem to have control when playing d4.
well at least in queens gambit and slave defense.
relative to plan/playing style e4 more open lines d4 more closed or semi open if we say that white wants to keep the initiative then a more open game is better that favours e4 but if white wants a more positional game looking to take control of squares d4 suggests itself
e4 and d4 are both good in their own ways
but can anyone explain how and why one move is better than the other?
I personally think they are equal. Both moves control central squares, both allow the bishops out and that's it. It's a matter of personal taste i believe
This topic needs to die and stay dead.
Yes, because you don't run into dragons. I'm scaaarred, of dragons.
*Slav, but it isn't a coincidence that the words are similar as Slav derrives from slave, probably because a great deal of them were slaves in Roman times. I don't know the exact history but heard that somewhere.
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