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What is the #1 best chess opening for white??? Is it e4? Please tell me.
Move 1 is easy. What next?
I would say D4 for white. Sicilian defense for black is the best opening.
Well, white has 4 opening options, all of which are, in my opinion, totally equal. They differ in how you want your game to play out, but they are equal.
e4, d4, c4 and Nf3.
e4: Open, tactical games. Attacks come on strong, and to the kingside. Slightly susceptible to queenside counterattacks. Best opening for aggressive, classical players.
d4: closed, positional games. Tactics do not bring on much urgency, and attacks have to be painstakingly prepared, otherwise they flag and fail. However, this opening is safe, and strong, and only carries a minor risk of a kingside avalange from black through an indian defense. Best opening for positional, classical players.
c4: open, positional games. Easily transposes to d4 games. In my opinion, in terms of pure strength, is slightly more sound than the others. Would be used instead of d4 only when trying to avoid black's d5, because this opening, unlike d4, immediately lessens the benefit to white of castling queenside. Best opening for positional, hypermodern players.
Nf3: Extremely flexible. This opening can turn into a d4 opening, a c4 opening, an e4 opening, or a kinds indian attack opening. Nf3 can be used before e4, d4, or c4 to preclude a certain move order. For example, playing Nf3 before playing c4 precludes a reverse sicilian game. This opening is flexible, and strong, because it lacks the weakness of any single opening. However, this opening, when used, allows black to help dictate what sort of game he wants to play. (for example, c5 makes d4 less strong, d5 makes e4 much less strong, f5 allows black to control the e4 square without question (because with d5, white could use c4 to free up e4)) This opening is best for positional, hypermodern players.
Wow thank you very much!!!
you could try the waffle opening
Obviously the best chess opening is [COMMENT DELETED].
Well, 1.e4 and 1.d4 are equally popular and good.What is more interesting about the first move is the paradox of chess.After you have played chess for a while, you will know your own preference for the 1st move as White. In other words, you feel that this move (say 1.e4) is the best first move for White.Nevertheless, when you play on the Black side, you will feel more comfortable if the opponent-as White- plays that same first move that you prefer (e.g. 1.e4). You will feel unhappy against any other White's first moves --despite the fact that you do not play those 1st moves as White and by implication, do not think they are best move.This is true for almost all players, especially non-professionals. The reason is that each person has a preference for one type of position (e.g. open, closed, sharp, boring...) over others. It is NOT about the first move ! Rather, it is what types of position the 1st move brings about !
The best opening has to be the opening I call the Grischuk counter-attack which can be played against all first moves.
1. Random move1... Solid move (=)!!
"1.d4 is the only move which controls three central squares. No other move controls more than two. For instance, 1.e4 controls 'd5' and 'f5' but 'e4' is occupied by white's pawn but the square itself is not protected. 1.d4 controls 'c5', 'e5', and the queen protects the pawn on 'd4'. Dr. Hans Berliner, in his book The System, used this logic to determine that 1.d4 is the correct first move for white."
Ref: Open Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - topic 1.12
But "If there are no forced wins in chess but numerous openings lead to forced draws, who can say one draw is better than another? Therefore there may well be multiple lines of 'perfect play.'"
Ref: OECO - topic 1.13
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