1. e4 versus 1. d4

At first, I noticed that most players I faced opened with 1.e4 on white. I always respond with Sicilian.

As ranking has increased, I notice more players I face open with 1. d4, and understand how to play a QG on white. I’m facing QG a lot more often now on black. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

I love to give my opponent the Sicilian when black. But they need to open 1.e4
D4 is more common after 1300 in my experience.

It you like the Sicilian.... pick something more dramatic with black vs d4!

i'd say to play against 1.d4 try the Nimzo-Indian or KID instead of playing along the QG line.

Thank you, people. Good advice