14141 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!
1 hour to go! d4 up 16 to 13, e4 lovers get in those votes to have a chance!
50 minutes remaining, standings still at
okay, this will end exactly 46 minutes from now.
40 minutes! see last post for standings
15 minutes left!
Standings are still 16-14 in d4's favor
d4 is the winner, 16-14!
I have no idea why people are still posting. The contest was closed a day ago.
e4 more quick devolpment harmony and not as boring as d4
I vote for 1.e4 but I play 1.d4 myself. Why 1.e4 ? Well with 1.e4 you can press black harder than you can by playing 1.d4. It is more aggressive in its nature but it requires very much from the first player. Great tactical ability and memory. I have played 1.e4 for many years and started off as an 1.e4 player. Fischer fan as I am. But I have come to the conclusion that 1.e4 takes too much work to play. What I first think about is the sicilian defense. If you want to put maximum pressure on black you should choose the open way against it. But the price is too high. The sicilian is a "way of living" even if you only play it as black. Of course you can play 1.e4 in a "light version" with shortcuts like the Grand Prix attack or closed sicilian or the Scotch opening,Giuco Pianno and so on but that is not 1.e4 in its most optimized form. With 1.d4 or 1.c4 you can finally come to a point where you somewhat feel that you can play its main lines without being a "living encyclopaedia".
How can I get RonaldJosephCote back?
by Iluvsmetuna a few minutes ago
The truth about Dr. Frank Brady and Fischer
by ipcress12 a few minutes ago
Analysis requested - won after a passive opening.
by slightlybalding a few minutes ago
Could not beat guy who opens with edge pawn a4 and h4 !?!?
by Rickett2222 a few minutes ago
Why is the most powerful, versatile and indispensable chess piece a woman?
by Iluvsmetuna 3 minutes ago
How many distinct chess games are possible, and which is the longest?
by SeanEnglish 6 minutes ago
The Best Chess Primer?
by ipcress12 6 minutes ago
Women's World Championship 2014
by Rickett2222 8 minutes ago
12/18/2014 - Mate in 4
by hrishikarc 9 minutes ago
Don't know what to do after development?
by TheGreatOogieBoogie 10 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!