Originally posted by ivan2908
What whould be the best defence aganist e4 for a not-so-good player like me, because I always played e5 and this ussualy leads to Italian game - Giuoco piano or d4 normal variation (Giuoco pianissimo) which I absolutely hate as black - bishop pins night, tipicall trading rook and a pawn for bishop and a knight etc.
I think that Caro Kann would be nice alt ...[text shortened]... or positional opening? It seems that it leads much often into open games.
Thanks for anwsering
for a not so good player I actually do say e5, otherwise c5.
the giouco pianissimo (quietest game) is where white plays 4. d3
if you hate the Piano for being too dull, the Two Knights Defense is more exciting (though you have to study a bit...) 3. Bc4 Nf6
maybe if you explain why you "hate" the italian game, it would help people come up with ideas for openings that you'd prefer.