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why d4 is better than e4


  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #641

    shell_knight

    Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.  Both first moves can lead to almost anything.  Heavy theory or rarely played, open or closed, dynamic or static, classical or hypermodern.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #642

    minor7b5

    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.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #643

    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.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #644

    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.

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #645

    Pulpofeira

    1. d4!! (1-0).

  • 8 weeks ago · Quote · #646

    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.


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