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Is d4 better than e4


  • 8 months ago · Quote · #201

    Erfico

    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....

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #202

    Hi832

    a3 beats e4

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #203

    TetsuoShima

    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.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #204

    NewArdweaden

    No.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #205

    Talfan1

    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

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #206

    checkmmm8

    e4 and d4 are both good in their own ways

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #207

    Erfico

    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

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #208

    Fixing_A_Hole

    This topic needs to die and stay dead.  

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #209

    TheGreatOogieBoogie

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

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #210

    TheGreatOogieBoogie

    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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