Evolution of 1. e4 - Part Two
I was in contact with 1. e4 from the beginning. Many students played chess at the school, and most were energetic and enjoyed the chess-playing atmosphere. King pawn is what my father played against me, King pawn is what everyone played for some reason. Perhaps it is my luck of the draw of the endless openings that players use. If I give a good think about my tournament history, good and bad and ugly and all, I can remember 1. e4 in all of them. Others like 1. d4 and 1. c4 and 1. g3 came very rarely in comparison with my favorite move. Even games that began with 1. Nf3 often transposed into a King's Pawn game. It was an inevitable thing. I found it a useful tool against all levels of players. Over the board, over the net, 1. e4 got results.