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why d4 is better than e4


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #641

    shell_knight

    minor7b5 wrote:
    pfren wrote:

    The top two women (Judit and Hou) also play 1.e4 exclusively, and you can add Malakhov, Sutovsky and Vallejo Pons to close the league of 2700+ players who maily open with 1.e4. Of course there are more 2700+ players who have 1.e4 in their opening arsenal, including the top rated player, and the World Champion.

    Verdict: 1.e4 is not refuted, yet...

    e4 is not losing but, unlike d4, it's probably not winning.

    Pretty bold to suggest chess is a win for white with best play.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #642

    Optimissed

    <<Pretty bold to suggest chess is a win for white with best play.>>

    Pretty wrong too.

    1d4 is stronger than 1e4, by a slight increment. There are good reasons for it.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #643

    Pulpofeira

    1. d4!! (1-0).

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #644

    petrosianpupil

    Surely it's down to your style and capabilities. I plan on learning e4 rather than d4 simply because I want to research lines after years of playing f4, b3 openings as I never had time to research. I'm looking forward to learning a more correct way of developing my pieces.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #645

    DeadlyKingV

    Stockfish says e4 is better...

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #646

    chessman1504

    DeadlyKingV wrote:

    Stockfish says e4 is better...

    Stockfish is a nut.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #647

    Fixing_A_Hole

    Opening analysis by engines=worthless.  

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #648

    Jadulla

    The guys at the club always mock me for playing 1. d4 and sicilian defence, as they claim one is positional and the other aggressive. 

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #649

    varelse1

    Jadulla wrote:

    The guys at the club always mock me for playing 1. d4 and sicilian defence, as they claim one is positional and the other aggressive. 

    .

    II get knocked for playing 1.c4, and the sicilian.

    And in many lines, they're pretty much the same.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #650

    Jadulla

    I've always played sicilian because it has the better stats. Perhaps not a wise decision, but it seems to work ...

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #651

    kleelof

    Jadulla wrote:

    The guys at the club always mock me for playing 1. d4 and sicilian defence, as they claim one is positional and the other aggressive. 

    I'm pretty certain you can be aggressive AND positional at the same time.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #652

    Jadulla

    They seem to think it's paradoxal

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #653

    Robert0905

    Reminds me of an anecdote: A chess fan goes to Heaven and meets Alekhine. He asks him if he can play a game with him. He opens with 1.e4, and Alekhine resgins. SHocked, the fan asks white. Alekhine replies: you are new here, but we have analysed 1e4 to be a forced win for white.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #654

    kleelof

    Jadulla wrote:

    They seem to think it's paradoxal

    Wouldn't surprise me. For what is supposed to be such a logical game, people seem to have a lot of illogical ideas about is.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #655

    Apotek

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

     
     
  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #656

    Robert0905

    Apotek wrote:

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

     
     

    What is ireeelevant so far in this forum?

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #657

    kleelof

    Robert0905 wrote:
    Apotek wrote:

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

     
     

    What is ireeelevant so far in this forum?

    I think it is a bug in the mobile version of the site. If you don't type anything and hit the 'Post Comment' button, this is what it posts.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #658

    ajian

    Jadulla wrote:

    The guys at the club always mock me for playing 1. d4 and sicilian defence, as they claim one is positional and the other aggressive. 

    thats what i do Tongue Out


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