I go through different spurts of interest in openings. Right now I like the Sicillian for black. I experemented with the Kings Gambit for a while, but came to the conclusion that I can only use it against opponents that have no chess experience. My standard opening for white is the Queen's Gambit. I like the Lasker Defence and the Sicillian for black. I admire Emanual Lasker whose game was said to be "won on the darksquares."