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As White, I usually played d4, but I'm having a very difficult time understanding the positions and goals that result after the common openings. I've been thinking of switching to e4 or a flank opening.
As Black, I play French against e4 and QGD against d4. I've dabbled in hypermodern stuff, but it's still pretty foreign to me.
Do you think I'll have an easier time learning the lay of the land with e4 or a flank opening?
I think all beginners should start out with 1. e4 in order to gain a better feel. These types of positions are suited to learning tactics and basic concepts very quickly.
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