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Winning with 1. e4

  • #1

    Hello, Hello, Hello and welcome to CHESS CHAT with your host ME! Once again my friends, I AM KIDDING! Now then, todays discussion is about the famous and common opening 1.e4. This opening opens up many strategies and tactics. Like the berlin defence, the Ruy Lopez, and many more. This opening move is used by many players, by beginners, advanced, amateur players, and professionals even. What I want to know is, what is the winning percentage of 1. e4 for those players and for all of you out there who are reading this. I would love to have copies of your games with this opening move on here as well :o). Tell me my friends and fellow chess players. WHAT IS THE LIKELYHOOD OF WINNING A GAME OF CHESS WITH 1.e4? Also if you want to friend me, I will always accept friend requests.

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  • #2

    How to lose in The Exchange Variation of Ruy Lopez Tutorial (playing white):

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Nxe5 Qh4 9.Qf3 f6 10.Nc4 (more Common is Nxg6) h5 11.d3 hxg4 12.Qxg4 Qh7 13.Bf4 f5 14.Qg3 fxe4 15.Bxc7 Nf6 16.Nb6! Ra7 17.Bb8 Bf5 18.Bxa7?! (The Rook is trapped, both Nc3 and Nd2 are better although I prefer Nd2 so f3 is controlled) ...Bxh3 A Complicated Position arised that I obviously saw right When I Played Nb6. White has no Time to Safe the Rook. Re1 loses to Bg4 Qg2 Bd6! Threatning Bh2+ Followed by Bh3. A Deep Analysis is Needed to find a move such as 19.Nc4!

    My move 19.Bb8 is a draw! And After Bxf1 20.Kxf1 Qh1+ I Played The horrible move 21.Qg1?? exd3 (Didnt See that. 22.Qxh1 loses now too ...Rxh1+ 23.Kg2 dxc2 -+) 22.cxd3? (Development was needed! 22.Nc3) 22...Qf3 (Threatning Qxd3 and Rh1. 23.Nd2 loses to Qxd3+ 24.Ke1 Bb4 e.g. 25.Td1 Qe4+ (The Knight is pinned) 26.Kf1 Bxd2 27.Rxd2 Rh1 -+)

    And After 23.Nc3 Rh1 24.Re1+ Kf7 25.Qxh1 Qxh1+ 26.Ke2 Qh5+ 27.f3 White is Lost. But Qh2+ fails to e Bishop on b8 :)!

  • #3

    Thank you for puting this game on here, I played it out and it is interesting. Now let us see if we can find a game in which someone has won while using the Exchange Variation :).

  • #4

    Your winning chances with that opening (as with other openings) depend on you and on your opponent. If they depended on something else, why bother with that?

  • #5

    Because it offers a strong challenge between the two players to put their minds to the test and try something new for a change.

  • #6

    That's the point - the winning chances are dependent on the two players.

  • #7

    Say the two players are of equal strength? Lets do an analagy of that.


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