I am having some serious trouble defending against the 1. d4 opening move.
I have been playing a friend in real one on one chess for some time now. He always plays as white and I always play as black. Just recently he has started playing 1. d4 vice 1. e4. I am fairly comfortable defending the 1 e4 position but do not have a clue how to defend against the d4. To be honest, i don't know if there is a name for this or how to look up tips on it on the internet.
If anyone can help out or give some tips I would really appreciate it!
I would recommend playing d5 and follow up with e6 and simple development like Nf6, Be7, and castles. This is called the queen's gambit declined if white plays 1. d4 d5 2.c4
Here's an interesting article: http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_instrctn_bgnrs/120603_crt_easy_op_rep_bk.html
This link is a bit more specific.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen's_Gambit_Declined
Thanks for the support and help! Hopefully I can take him down next time!
first things first;
generally 1.d4 leads to closed /slow games which favor positional players as opposed to tactical players. (of course there are many exceptions to the rule)
generally 1.e4 leads to open games which favor tactical players as opposed to positional players. (of course there are many exceptions to this rule too) .
According to your statement am fairly comfortable defending the 1 e4 position"
I think you are tactically inclined (so am I). So how do you meet 1.d4??
here one has to look at sharp defences to 1.d4.... these are defences where tactics and decisiveness are paramount as opposed to slow positional adjustments.
I suggest have a look at the following sharp continuations....
having gotten a grasp of the theory, play lots of blitz (5 minute games online) and occasional standard length games to get a feel for the resulting positions and seeing what you like. then add a bit more study (the grunfeld defence, kings indian, slav defence) to them and with time you will get better...
Hope this helps ...
It helps a lot! Thanks!!!
I agree, I think the blitz games will really aid in my improvement.
I perfer playing 1.d4 d5 2.e4 e6 3.Nf3(Nc3) c5 4.dxc5 Bxc5. Im just a kid, but I hope this helped someone! If you need any help on variations just post a message and I'll try to help.
Holy jesus man this thread was from 2008.
O_o this is a really old thread
I still hope this helped someone.
it helped me i asked same question thankies
Your welcome, Maheshroks!
I prefer to play d5 and try to control the e4 square with knights or just develop regularly and get all my pieces in the game.
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