What is the absolute worst first move white can play?

  • #21
    tamachi wrote:

    Out of the potential 20 opening moves White could start off with...

    Which one is considered to be the worst one?

    Doesn't really matter what you start off with.. you can always transpose it to a better opening.

  • #22

    1.a3 is not bad at all, IMO. Probably the best reply for Black is 1...g6, when 1.a3 comes out being of no use in virtually any reply, but 1...e5/1...d5/1...c5 which are likely to be encountered do not challenge the move.

    1.f3 has to be the worst first move, but 1.g4, 1.a4 and 1.Nh3 are also silly enough.

  • #23
    Lady-in-Red wrote:

    What about 1. xd8 :-)

    That's the best first move. Almost unbeatable.

  • #24
    snakesbelly wrote:

    StrategicPlay wrote:

    tamachi wrote:

     

    Out of the potential 20 opening moves White could start off with...

    Which one is considered to be the worst one?

     

     

    Doesn't really matter what you start off with.. you can always transpose it to a better opening.

     

    Oh Master ! Teach us more. Don't bring your anti-revolutionary drivel to a good thread panda boy , I am still your father and I'm telling you 1. a3 is bad.

    Better mind your own business.. not planning to counter your stupid comments right now.

  • #25

    @ snakesbelly: I really refuse to accept that you are THAT stupid.

    Most likely you pretend that on purpose.

  • #26
    alexlaw wrote:

    lol funny how IM pfren calls a3 ok and calls a6 trash. I know the trouble of black using the tempo is more liable to get him in danger. Black isn't screwed yet!

    If you can't understand the difference (which is a whole move, no less than that), then I'm afraid there is not much we can talk about.

  • #27
    TheGrobe wrote:
    theoreticalboy wrote:
    Shadowknight911 wrote:
    Dark_Falcon wrote:
    Shadowknight911 wrote:

    did anyone notice in the movie Knights of the South Bronx that the girl played e4 and then Ke2 in her first 2 moves?

    Maybe she was a Bongcloud-Master?!?

    wow, never knew that that was actually an opening.  And I actually see threads on this opening - I thought it was some drug joke or something like that.

    This is totally rad.

    The joke's transcendence is pretty awesome.

    Its not only an opening, its a religion...Innocent 

  • #28

    F3

  • #29

    After more reflection 1. h4 is not that bad.  By process of elimination the only move I see that might be theoretically losing is 1. g4.

  • #30
    ponz111 wrote:

    After more reflection 1. h4 is not that bad.  By process of elimination the only move I see that might be theoretically losing is 1. g4.

    Show me the refutation of 1.g4....you cant be serious if you really think that 1.h4 and 1.f3 are better than the Grob! Surprised

    The Grob is definitely underestimated!

  • #31

    like i said at the beginning Nh3 and Na3

  • #32
    browni3141 wrote:

    1. h4 is the worst in my opinion. At least f3 controls the center. There's no way the worst move is Na3 or Nh3 developing a piece.

    1. h4 does almost nothing except weaken the kingside. 1. a4 may be second worst.

    +1 :)

  • #33

    1.f3 is IMO the one and only first move that makes irreparable damage. Feel free to disagree.

  • #34

    Every computer says it is f3.

  • #35

    1. f3 and 2. g4 are the worst, at least if the black can play 2. Qh4#.

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