What's your favorite king pawn defense and queen pawn defense?

nuclearturkey

French, Dutch Stonewall.

Atos

e5 and KID

chesster3145

The Breyer, plus a whole repertoire of NID/QID lines.

bulletchesser

I have written about my favorite opening line against 1.e4. You can find it here:

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-openings/the-sicilian-four-knights-a-good-practical-opening

 

2blackrooks

1.e4 French but looking at the Caro

1.d4 1.c4 and others still open 1...e6 and look for a French QGD or Stonewall Dutch

 

hamin10

For black:

Against the king's pawn: Scandinavian defense

Aganist the queen's pawn: Slav defense

 

 

 

Dsmith42

Against 1. e4, I play the main-line Nimzowitsch (1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5) these days, and against 1. d4 I play Nf6 and usually angle for a Grunfeld (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5).  I would warn folks that the Nimzowitsch can be very sharp, though, so you really have to know what you're doing.

Jim1

I'm a Sicilian Najdorf player as well. Against 1.d4 I like Nimzo-Indian or Benoni.

ThrillerFan

French / King's Indian

 

Give me the blocked center!

Somebody_

i don't have a clue what any of this means

edit: just noticed the thread date

Chessflyfisher
Tnk64ChessCourse wrote:

e4 - Two Knights Defence, Wilkes Barre (or Traxler) variation

d4 - e6 Hoping for a French defence.

 

If 1 d4, e6; 2 c4 -what is your plan then? Nimzoindian?

 

Chessflyfisher

Caro-Kann and Modern Benoni

harshKidBg7

Dragon and KID

masterlessSamurai

1. e4: Sicilian Najdorf.

1. d4: Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian.

MickinMD

Against 1 e4 I like the Caro-Kann Defense with pawns on c6 and d5, the QB on f5 or g4, then soon is usually played ...e6 and Nbd7.  A counterattack is usually launched Q-side and often begins with ...c5 and perhaps Qb6.

Against 1 d4 I like the Slav Defense with pawns on c6 and d5, the QB on f5 or g4, then soon is usually played ...e6 and Nbd7.  A counterattack is usually launched Q-side and often begins with ...c5 and perhaps Qb6.

BOTH Defenses have similar setups, have goals of getting the QB outside the P-Chain and of attacking Q-side.

I usually play 1 e4 as White, but when I play 1d4 I usually like the London System which is often a mirror image of the Slav and Caro-Kann with a pawn on d4, the QB on f4, and N's on f3 and often d2. As White you have a move in hand and can often play c4 in one move instead of two as you do with Black.  Attacking with Qb3 is also a possibility.