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I just need your suggestions on the best opening for the white... I love Danish gambit but the fact that you lose pieces and could be countered got me seeking better opening compared to Danish
Fischer played the Evans' Gambit at least three times in his career. If Fischer uses a line more than once, you can assume that he considers it sound.
Are you trying to get away from gambits? Are you trying to avoid main lines? For main lines, use 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3. For a decent alternative gambit, you could try the King's Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. f4).
There's no one opening that's best for all. You have to look at your style of play and determine what openings fit it.
A chess master gave a talk to the high school chess club I coached, which won the 3rd-place trophy in the State Scholastic Championships. My players asked him what openings he liked.
He surprised them and instantly raised their chess IQ by saying he liked any opening that led to a playable middlegame!
The point was that you don't select an opening to win the game, you select an opening that will lead to the kinds of tactics and strategic motifs with which you are most comfortable. Do you like to castle on the opposite side and storm the enemy's King with Pawns? Do you like a wide-open game where you can point all your pieces at the enemy King and relentlessly attack? Do you like to jockey for position in closed openings with which you are familiar and your opponent less likely so, so that it's more likely he will overlook the importance of a Knight Outpost, Doubled or Backward Pawns, Open File, etc.?
Those tactics and strategic imbalances that you like are what you want to get out of the opening, not a win. Those vary from one player to another and that's why some players like the instant-counterattack Sicilian Defense and others do better with the French or Caro-Kann Defenses.
A secondary point is that TACTICS are the tools of chess and the key to knowing when you have a playable middlegame. If you don't recognize dozens of them by name and don't understand the difference among a Pin, a Skewer, and an X-ray Attack and can't demontrate the difference and similarity of a Dovetail Mate and a Swallow's Tail Mate, you are playing with an incomplete toolkit.
There are several dozen tactics at these interactive sites and you should be able to demonstrate any of them and know them by name: that provides a "hook" in your brain that helps you quickly recall the information about them:
In order to build strategic ability relatively fast, I suggest two books: Fred Wilson's Simple Attacking Plans, where four straightforward principles (including: point all your pieces at the enemy king and relentlessly attack) are demonstrated by 30+ annotated games, and Michael Song's and Razvan Preotu"s The Chess Attacker's Handbook, where 14 chapters provide games and exercises about different tactics used for different positions (Uncastled King, Bishops of Opposite Colors, Opposite Side Castling, etc.).
It's funny, I'm in the process of switching back to king-pawn open and then I read that AlphaGo zero prefers my current queen's gambit open. Now I want to stay on queen's gambit because I think a lot of people might be starting to play this open ... and I should be as familiar with it as possible : )
You're absolutely Mickin MD. The best opening is the one you feel most comfortable with. Mine is the Grob against almost anything.!
1. g4 reversed Sicilian . . . 1. g4 2. Bg2 3. c4 4. cd 5. Qb3 like this
I like to play the English Opening or Queen's Pawn Opening followed by the Queen's Gambit.
Thanks so much buddies, @MickinMD you are awesome
@USArmy I appreciate you.
Thanks so much for the contributions
All the more reason to stay with king's pawn openings!
i like Nh3