Originally posted by math92
I'm having trouble finding an opening that I like as white.
Which would you recommend for a 1400-1500 player:
Other (suggest one)
I'm trying to avoid e4 because most people at school prepare for that.
If you have very little time available in which to study openings, you might want to try a "paint-by-the-numbers" opening like the London System (1 d4 2 Nf3 3 Bf4) or the King's Indian Attack (1 Nf3 2 d3 3 g3 4 Bg2).
If you have a moderate amount of time to study openings, then I'd recommend the English Opening.
If you have a lot of time to devote to studying openings, then I suggest opening with 1 e4 and learning the Ruy Lopez and the Open Sicilian (and a "main line" against the French, Caro-Kann, Pirc, etc.).
One approach to is study the games of a player that you like and play the opening that s/he plays.