What opening do you play the most?

Aizen89

I play 1 e4.  Against c5, I play the Smith-Morra the most.  Against e5, I try and direct it to the Scotch.  

 

As black, I play the French and the Slav the most.  

QueenShadowWolf
ProtonChess123 wrote:

itallian games as white

as black

e4- e5

d4- nf6

anything else it depends on how i feel

Same with me.

IMBacon

if the question is just "What opening do you play the most?"

Thats easy...The English.  

Now if the question is "What opening do you play well the most?"

Then the answer would be...none.

QueenShadowWolf

Yeah, I don't play any well. I am not a good player.

Sai2008
KeSetoKaiba wrote:

I agree with post number 10 (I love, and play a lot, the Queen's Gambit). However, I am also happy playing 1.d4 and Black playing a King's Indian Defense setup - and the other Indian games, like the Nimzo-Indian (which can be fun too  ). I used to play 1.e4 and when I did I liked the Scotch Game as my number 1 opening. It will probably change for most players over time based on their opening move/repertoire.

I agree too!!!

IMBacon
Shadow-N-Light wrote:

Yeah, I don't play any well. I am not a good player.

"Good" is relative.  I love the game, but dont enjoy studying openings.  

MickinMD

Most of the time - though I vary often just for the fun of it:

White:

1 e4 c5, the 2 c3 Sicilian

1 e4 e5, the Vienna Game or Bishop's Opening

1 e4 e6, the Winawer or Advance French

1 e4 c6, the exchange Caro-Kann

1 d4, the London System: just began this lately, 3W and 2L

Black:

1 e4 Caro-Kann Defense (46% wins, 23% draws, 31% losses)

1 d4 Slav Defense (50% wins, 8% draws, 42% losses)

I feel a little more comfortable with the Caro-Kann than Slav, so I usually answer 1 d4 with 1...c6, hoping for 2 e4 d5 to transpose to the Caro.

 

Note that the Caro-Kann, Slav, and London System (by mirror-image) have the same basic setup and are openings that often don't require deep variation memorization. 

anonymac

London system for me but thinking of trying the Caro-Kann after post #27. The memory is not what it was.

hedgehoglover02

i play the sicilian as black that opening is my faves. i'm trying to get the english opening to work as white 

IMBacon
hedgehoglover02 wrote:

i play the sicilian as black that opening is my faves. i'm trying to get the english opening to work as white 

472 blitz rating.

178 tactics rating.

And you play the Sicilian?

Why?

robbie_1969

you play the English Fishy, join us in the illustrious 1.c4 club!

EyesOfaPanther

Ruy Lopez as White and Sicilian Najdorf as black

IMBacon
robbie_1969 wrote:

you play the English Fishy, join us in the illustrious 1.c4 club!

It was the first opening i was taught/learned/shown???  I honestly dont remember which it was.  I do recall my earliest influence of it was when Fischer played it against Spassky in their '72 match.

hedgehoglover02

yeah i play the sicilian and the english maybe because of bobby fischer 

LegendaryMinh

I play the?wq.png gambit.

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rterhart

I have had good results recently with the King's Gambit. That's my new opening of choice.

I have been playing it exclusively, even against the Sicilian Defense (when it's suddenly called the Grand Prix Attack), but after reading about the Smith Morra Gambit in this thread, I think I'll switch.