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  1. 03 Feb '07 23:33
    e4 is probably the most common opening move, I guess, and then after that I always play Nf3, but I don't really know what to play after that. I used to try d4, and then an echange of knights (assuming they played Nc6) leaves my queen in the center, which is bad. I think this is called the Scottish Game, or something. Anyways I decided I really hate that, and so now I don't really know what to play. I have a book about e4 openings by Bruce Pandolfini, I don't know if he is the best person to read, though. I'd like to get one of those books that touches on just on specific opening, and then gives advice about where to go from there. So, if anyone has any book suggestions on openings (as white or black) that involve 1. e4, or just advice in general, I'd really appreciate it.


    Thanks,
    Kurt
  2. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    03 Feb '07 23:54
    Don't be a wuss.

    1. e4
    2. f4

    No matter what black plays.

    Even against Nf6 and f5.
  3. 04 Feb '07 00:53
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I know that it's a mistake for black to capture with the knight, but everybody does it anyways. Can't the queen be challenged by a pawn supported by a bishop, c5 maybe?
  4. 04 Feb '07 00:54
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    Don't be a wuss.

    1. e4
    2. f4

    No matter what black plays.

    Even against Nf6 and f5.
    That seems a little unorthodox.
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    04 Feb '07 00:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mrjonesvich321
    e4 is probably the most common opening move, I guess, and then after that I always play Nf3, but I don't really know what to play after that. I used to try d4, and then an echange of knights (assuming they played Nc6) leaves my queen in the center, which is bad. I think this is called the Scottish Game, or something. Anyways I decided I really hate that involve 1. e4, or just advice in general, I'd really appreciate it.


    Thanks,
    Kurt
    If you are not strong in theory, then you can play Four knights 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Or Italian guicco piano 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 and 4.d3
  6. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    04 Feb '07 01:27
    Originally posted by mrjonesvich321
    That seems a little unorthodox.
    Or you could play c4 and avoid the whole mess.
  7. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    04 Feb '07 01:40
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    Or you could play c4 and avoid the whole mess.
    Or make Kings Indian opening structure
  8. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    04 Feb '07 01:42
    You can do that with c4, d3, g3, Bg2, 0-0, Nf3, Nc3/Nbd2 as well.
  9. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    04 Feb '07 01:46
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    You can do that with c4, d3, g3, Bg2, 0-0, Nf3, Nc3/Nbd2 as well.
    Its possible too.
  10. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    04 Feb '07 01:48
    Better, the e4 pawn break would have more impact than any c4.
  11. 04 Feb '07 03:50
    Originally posted by Korch
    Or make Kings Indian opening structure
    I've heard of the King's Indian, but I have no idea what it is.
  12. 04 Feb '07 09:51
    Why would you refuse a far better position? If your opponents play Nxd, you should be happy and take advantage of the free reign you are given. If Nc6 isn't possible, a queen on d4 is an advantage.
  13. 04 Feb '07 10:34
    Originally posted by mrjonesvich321
    ....used to try d4, and then an echange of knights (assuming they played Nc6) leaves my queen in the center, which is bad.
    It is usually only bad if your opponent's minor pieces can harass the Queen, so a queen on d4 for you is very good if not.
  14. 04 Feb '07 10:36
    I suggest you play the Italian:
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5

    ..and later try to get control of the centre with c3 and d4.

    You can also try the Evan's gambit (4. b4 and 5. c3) in which you can catch your opponents king in the centre for a pawn. A good way to practice your attacking skills.
  15. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    04 Feb '07 11:03
    Originally posted by Diet Coke
    Better, the e4 pawn break would have more impact than any c4.
    Its question of taste. Pawn on e4 will mean that you are gonna attack in kingside and center, but on c4 - that you are gonna advance in queenside.