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Is d4 better than e4

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #181


    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

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #182


    e4 and d4 are both good in their own ways

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #183


    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

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #184


    This topic needs to die and stay dead.  

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #185


    Yes, because you don't run into dragons.  I'm scaaarred, of dragons. 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #186


    TetsuoShima wrote:

    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.

    *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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