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  1. 18 Jul '07 04:40
    what is better? it seems one side says e4 is better because white is able to quickly get to safety by castling. so what is the best move? i've heard from several players who were rated up near the highest say e4 is the best for white and the best reply is e5. hmm just something to argue about and i'd like to see some good comments to get a better footing on what i play.
  2. 18 Jul '07 04:43
    Strange post for a 1700+ player
  3. 18 Jul '07 04:55
    i'm an unexpierenced player.
  4. 18 Jul '07 04:55
    In the end, does it really matter? The result will still be the same, regardless of which opening you choose.

    RK
  5. 18 Jul '07 04:57
    one certainly has to be better than the other there are 3 results possible.
  6. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    18 Jul '07 04:59
    Originally posted by kmac27
    one certainly has to be better than the other...
    1. c4 is by far the strongest...
  7. 18 Jul '07 05:01
    Against " most players", 3 results are possible.
  8. 18 Jul '07 05:08
    most players aren't GM's
  9. 18 Jul '07 05:16
    Cough, definately not in this joint.
  10. 18 Jul '07 05:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kmac27
    i'm an unexpierenced player.
    You've played 1134 games on here. I don't think that means you're inexperienced!
    Do you really not know the basic differences between 1.d4 & 1.e4?
  11. Standard member hammster21
    Endgamer
    18 Jul '07 05:36
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Cough, definately not RahimK
    I've played most of the openings, although in limited experience, and would have to say e4. Of course it's subject to playing style and such, But playing as black against the English or queens gambit just doesn't scare me as much as the kings gambit.
  12. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    18 Jul '07 05:36
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    You've played 1134 games on here. I don't think that means you're inexperienced!
    Do you really not know the basic differences between 1.d4 & 1.e4?
    to find each square, think of it like battleship
  13. 18 Jul '07 06:05
    expierenced is 10,000 games or 2000 level. also i've probably only played 100 games with d4 ever!!
  14. 18 Jul '07 06:11
    Originally posted by hammster21
    I've played most of the openings, although in limited experience, and would have to say e4. Of course it's subject to playing style and such, But playing as black against the English or queens gambit just doesn't scare me as much as the kings gambit.
    Do not misquote me.
  15. 18 Jul '07 06:18
    wasn't quoting. we are all small fish in a big pond.