Wich is better a4 or h4?

ivandh

I say a4 for unsubstantiated reasons.

DrSpudnik

The Queen's Rook is not only a better protector of pawns, it is also more hansdome.

Spiffe
Every time I visit the opening forum, I get a fine reminder of why I don't visit the opening forum very often.
DrSpudnik

Which is better: complaints about naughty behavior by crybabies or discussions of Fischer as a nutjob?

ivandh
DrSpudnik wrote:

The Queen's Rook is not only a better protector of pawns, it is also more hansdome.


I wonder who arranged that...

Just_4Fun

id say just insta-resigning is better Wink

TenaciousE

I would say a4.  The "h" is needed for the thread title.

ivandh

Actually I thought it was a clever pun as I was eating a peanut butter and potato chip sandwich at the time.

rating2853

why not e4? that is standard. if not, then d4?

rating2853

why are they bad?

II-Oliveira

a4 is better, because h4 weakens the king.

StevenBailey13

A4 as it doesn't let down the kings defence.

rating2853

yes, but why not e4?

II-Oliveira
rating2853 wrote:

yes, but why not e4?


Because the question is about a4 and h4!

rating2853

both moves are horrible compared to the option with e4!

SandyJames

h4 is better than a4 because it is the height of arrogance! hahaha Laughing

Keres

a4 is for pussies. h4! and attack the kingside!

Chessking47

Both moves are horrible, but check the ranking of openings I listed in one of my blogs.

1. a4 is much better: CASTLE KINGSIDE! h4 weakens the kingside

II-Oliveira
rating2853 wrote:

both moves are horrible compared to the option with e4!


That is not the question...

qazchess1

h4 is MUCH better. It attacks the king. Some white moves could be h4,h5,h6,d4,nc3, bf4,qd2,o-o-o,g4,g5...