04 Mar '07 04:29

Some numbers from http://www.chessgames.com/

After 1. e4 white has a 37% win rate and the draw rate is 34%. Black wins only 29% of the time.

After 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 *black* wins 30% of the time, white a mere 26%, and fully 44% of games are drawn.

After 1. e4 white has a 37% win rate and the draw rate is 34%. Black wins only 29% of the time.

After 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 *black* wins 30% of the time, white a mere 26%, and fully 44% of games are drawn.