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When can I switch to d4?


  • 17 months ago · Quote · #21

    Stampnl

    OP if you're under 50 and rated between 1200 - 1700, play 1.g4 for at least a FULL decade before you start playing stuff like 1.e4 or 1.d4, evryone who says any different doesnt know what they're talking about and are SOFT SECTOR NONSENSE!

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #22

    abiogenesis23

    Benedictine wrote:
    MISTERGQ wrote:

    I love to play the queen's gambit. I think the colle and london system arent near as exciting. I don't mind playing e4. I love the ruy and the scotch, but nothing is quite as fun as 1. d4 .... 2. c4.

    It's not that I want to hide behind d4. I've actually been playing only e4 for awhile, but d4 is just a more fun game. I love the old GMs like rubinstein and capablanca. (mainly rubinstein, his endgame videos on this site are freaking amazing). I just want to know when I have accomplished whatever Im supposed to be learning from 1. e4 before going back to QG.

    Again, just ditto with this. My feelings exactly. It's also a little strange to be told play e4 and to go through old master games, starting with the likes of Capablanca who inevitably play d4 most of the time.

    Not by much though...he played 1.e4 177 times and 1.d4 221 times.  

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #23

    DaBigOne

    Ah, so you are crossing over to the dark side?

    Good luck. You will need it.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #24

    Benedictine

    abiogenesis23 wrote:
    Benedictine wrote:
    MISTERGQ wrote:

    I love to play the queen's gambit. I think the colle and london system arent near as exciting. I don't mind playing e4. I love the ruy and the scotch, but nothing is quite as fun as 1. d4 .... 2. c4.

    It's not that I want to hide behind d4. I've actually been playing only e4 for awhile, but d4 is just a more fun game. I love the old GMs like rubinstein and capablanca. (mainly rubinstein, his endgame videos on this site are freaking amazing). I just want to know when I have accomplished whatever Im supposed to be learning from 1. e4 before going back to QG.

    Again, just ditto with this. My feelings exactly. It's also a little strange to be told play e4 and to go through old master games, starting with the likes of Capablanca who inevitably play d4 most of the time.

    Not by much though...he played 1.e4 177 times and 1.d4 221 times.  

    Yes maybe, generally though d4 was more popular if you are talking about old master games - or it seems so in the collections and books I have been going through.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #25

    abiogenesis23

     
    Benedictine wrote:
    abiogenesis23 wrote:
    Benedictine wrote:
    MISTERGQ wrote:

    I love to play the queen's gambit. I think the colle and london system arent near as exciting. I don't mind playing e4. I love the ruy and the scotch, but nothing is quite as fun as 1. d4 .... 2. c4.

    It's not that I want to hide behind d4. I've actually been playing only e4 for awhile, but d4 is just a more fun game. I love the old GMs like rubinstein and capablanca. (mainly rubinstein, his endgame videos on this site are freaking amazing). I just want to know when I have accomplished whatever Im supposed to be learning from 1. e4 before going back to QG.

    Again, just ditto with this. My feelings exactly. It's also a little strange to be told play e4 and to go through old master games, starting with the likes of Capablanca who inevitably play d4 most of the time.

    Not by much though...he played 1.e4 177 times and 1.d4 221 times.  

    Yes maybe, generally though d4 was more popular if you are talking about old master games - or it seems so in the collections and books I have been going through.

    I think it's fairly even. 

    Lasker: 503 e4  107 d4

    Morphy: 181 e4 0 d4

    Keres: 655 e4 267 d4

    Nimzowitsch: 125 e4 37 d4

    Steinitz: 348 e4 60 d4

    Alekhine: 580 e4 575 d4 (coin flip)

    Lots of other d4 players as well(Euwe, Botvinnik, Petrosian, Rubinstein, etc).  Just depends what masters you are looking at I guess. 

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #26

    chasm1995

    I like to play 1. d4.  i fhte other person does king's indian defence, I do the stonewall, and with d5 I do the queen's gambit.  I play on a highschool chess team, so my opponents are unfamiliar with those openings and I feel that their unfamiliarity gives me an edge when playing.


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