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1. e4 vs 1. d4

  • #301

    both are equally good in their own ways

  • #302

    When i am black, i like to go against D4 more then E4.

  • #303

    I vote e4 because its more fun

     

  • #304

     On explorer there are 879354 e4 games to 692967 d4 games.  There are 186387 more e4 games than d4 games

  • #305
    aadaam wrote:

    For rubbishy amateur players like myself 1.d4 has a tendency to produce tame, boring games; bits develop onto better squares, bits get swapped off with no harm done, nothing happens. 1.e4 gives you more chance of an exciting game; you're drawn into a 'situation' which only one player will survive.>>>

    And that's the very reason why 1. d4 is superior for people who understand some of the ideas and who are prepared to put some work into improving that understanding, because, as you admit, you don't understand how to produce tension in QP games. One only has to walk into a chess congress and eavesdrop at random, to hear conversations along the lines of "I've no idea how to play QP games against well-prepared players and I just hack it and hope for the best". It even exists in Major tournaments, although hopefully not in Opens.

     

  • #306
    Optimissed wrote:
    aadaam wrote:

    For rubbishy amateur players like myself 1.d4 has a tendency to produce tame, boring games; bits develop onto better squares, bits get swapped off with no harm done, nothing happens. 1.e4 gives you more chance of an exciting game; you're drawn into a 'situation' which only one player will survive.>>>

    And that's the very reason why 1. d4 is superior for people who understand some of the ideas and who are prepared to put some work into improving that understanding, because, as you admit, you don't understand how to produce tension in QP games. One only has to walk into a chess congress and eavesdrop at random, to hear conversations along the lines of "I've no idea how to play QP games against well-prepared players and I just hack it and hope for the best". It even exists in Major tournaments, although hopefully not in Opens.

     

    "BULL!!" ...

    And that's the way I see it! ... H'heh-Hah! - eh? - 'champs'!

  • #307

    e4! best by test

  • #308

    both suck . . . same boring, predictable crap everyone else already fully knows.  1. g4!! 

  • #309

    Both moves are refuted now. You should look for something different.

  • #310

    Looks like mckn3hd's account has been refuted.

  • #311

    both are best moves!

  • #312

    "1 P- Q4 This is the best move on the board - and so is 1 P-K4 !" - Irving Chernev

  • #313

    nice

  • #314

    C4 is the best

  • #315

    Nf3 is superior because it develops a piece and controls e5.

  • #316

    Nc3 is weaker because black can play 1. ...d5 anyway.

  • #317

    AlphaZero says that 1.d4 is the best.   I tend to agree.

     

  • #318

    e4 may against with Sicilian or French defense.....and d4 may against with ragozin defense

  • #319

    but I like to play c4

  • #320

    C4 may be too passive.   It controls the d5 square (like e4 does) but doesn't open a diagonal for a bishop.  

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