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1.e4 games

  • "E4 games"
    • Open games
    Open games
  • Open diagonals
  • Fluid or absent center pawns
  • Tactics
  • Attacks
  • Gambits
  • Combinations
  • Fast

-Open diagonals

-Fluid or absent center pawns

-Tactics

-Attacks

-Gambits

-Combinations

-Fast

Beginners usually like e4 games because they control the center, they develop quickly, and they get ready to castle (3 main rules in the opening) unlike in d41.d4 openings. A suggestion is to get knights out first, and bishops out next.

Italian (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4)

  • Italian - 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4

    Giuoco Piano - (meaning quiet game in ItalianItalian for quiet game) 3. Bc5 4. c3 preparing to push D4 to gain space.:

    1. Bc5 4. c3 (preparing to push D4 to gain space)
  • 2Two Knights defenseDefense - 3. Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 Black should not take the pawn. 

    1. Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 (black should not take the pawn)
  • Blackburne schillingSchilling - 3. nd4 Take the Knight and NOT the pawn if you take the pawn, you will loose a minor piece, 4. nxe5 Qg5 5. nxf7 qxg2 6.Rf1 qxe4+ if 7.be2 Nf3# if 7. Qe2 Nf3# So white will have to give up a minor piece eventually to not get checkmated 

    1. nd4 (Take the knight and not the pawn; otherwise lose a minor piece)
      1. nxe5 Qg5 5. nxf7 qxg2 6.Rf1 qxe4+ if 7.be2 Nf3# if 7. Qe2 Nf3#
        (So white will have to give up a minor piece eventually to not get checkmated)

Ruy lopez (1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. bb5)

  • Ruy lopez - 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. bb5

    3.a6. a6 - Bobby(Bobby Fischer likes 4.Bxc6, but the main line is 4. Ba5 b4 5. bb3)

      
  • 3.nd4. nd4 - The(The exchange variation either Be2 for white, or nxd4.)

Vienna (1. e4 e5 2. nc3)

  • Vienna - 1. e4 e5 2. nc3

    2.Nc6 - 3. nf3 nf6 forms into the 4 knights game. 3. f4 turns into a gambit so you can take away from the center.

    2.Nf6 - 3. f4 the famous Vienna gambit. Varies on next move, but white is better +- .

    2.Bc5 - 3. f4, it is extremely common to play f4 on the 3rd move for white, if he doesn't take play nf3 the next move.

    1. Nc6
      1. nf3 nf6 (transforms into the 4 knights game)
      2. f4 (turns into a gambit so you can take away from the center)
  • Sicilian 1. e4 c5

    2.c3 - The Alapin variation, the most popular prepares to push d4 to white's advantage, by 2. nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.cxd4, and white will have more space, so 2.e5 is an alternate, but leaves a hole for his knight on d4.

    2.nf3 - The king's knight variation, very popular

    2.f4 - Grand Prix attack, 2. d6 3.nf3; I like white's position more.

    2.d4 - The Smith-Morra gambit. 2. cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.nxc3. White literally sacrifices a pawn for attacking on the d and c files. or 2. cxd4 3.Qxd4 nc6 Black will gain a tempo on white's queen, I do not recommend to take.

    1. Nf6 3. f4±
      (the famous Vienna gambit. Varies on next move, but white is better)
  • Scotch 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. nxd4 The center is broken quite early, but that does have advantages, I play 4. nf6 5. nxc6 bxc6 preparing to push d5, if 5. e5 then qe7 pinning the pawn. Usually, though people play 4.Bc5 5. Nxc6 Bxc6. Its really a question of whether you want your bishop or knight out for black.

    1. Bc5 3. f4
      (it is extremely common to play f4 as third move for white, if he doesn't take, play nf3 the next move)

Sicilian (1. e4 c5)

    1. c3
      (The Alapin variation, the most popular prepares to push d4 to white's advantage, by 2. nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.cxd4, and white will have more space, so 2.e5 is an alternate, but leaves a hole for his knight on d4.)
    1. nf3
      (The king's knight variation, very popular)
    1. f4
      (Grand Prix attack, 2. d6 3.nf3; I like white's position more.)
    1. d4
      (The Smith-Morra gambit. 2. cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.nxc3. White literally sacrifices a pawn for attacking on the d and c files. or 2. cxd4 3.Qxd4 nc6 Black will gain a tempo on white's queen, I do not recommend to take.)

Scotch (1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. nxd4)

The center is broken quite early, but that does have advantages, I play 4. nf6 5. nxc6 bxc6 preparing to push d5, if 5. e5 then qe7 pinning the pawn.

Usually, though people play 4.Bc5 5. Nxc6 Bxc6. It's really a question of whether you want your bishop or knight out for black.

  • Scotch Gambit My Personal E4 recomendationrecommendation

    1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4.Bc4 (a)4. Bb4+ loosesloses for black because if 5.c3 then 5.dxc3 6.dxc3 if 7.Bc5 then 7.Bxf7+ 8.Kxf7 Qd5+ 9. king moves wherever Qxc5 +- Whites advantage. If Bd6 or Bf8, it either wastes a move and/ or messes up your position (undoes development/ blocks in pawns). Be7 is Game over, you might as well tip your king sideways due to Qd5!!.
  • King's Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 white will try for the d4 square

  • "E4 games"
    • Open games

-Open diagonals

-Fluid or absent center pawns

-Tactics

-Attacks

-Gambits

-Combinations

-Fast

Beginners usually like e4 games because they control the center, they develop quickly, and they get ready to castle (3 main rules in the opening) unlike in d4 openings. A suggestion is to get knights out first, and bishops out next.

  • Italian - 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4

    Giuoco Piano - (meaning quiet game in Italian) 3. Bc5 4. c3 preparing to push D4 to gain space.

    2 Knights defense - 3. Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 Black should not take the pawn.

    Blackburne schilling - 3. nd4 Take the Knight and NOT the pawn if you take the pawn, you will loose a minor piece, 4. nxe5 Qg5 5. nxf7 qxg2 6.Rf1 qxe4+ if 7.be2 Nf3# if 7. Qe2 Nf3# So white will have to give up a minor piece eventually to not get checkmated

  • Ruy lopez - 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. bb5

    3.a6. - Bobby Fischer likes 4.Bxc6, but the main line is 4. Ba5 b4 5. bb3

     

    3.nd4. - The exchange variation either Be2 for white, or nxd4.

  • Vienna - 1. e4 e5 2. nc3

    2.Nc6 - 3. nf3 nf6 forms into the 4 knights game. 3. f4 turns into a gambit so you can take away from the center.

    2.Nf6 - 3. f4 the famous Vienna gambit. Varies on next move, but white is better +- .

    2.Bc5 - 3. f4, it is extremely common to play f4 on the 3rd move for white, if he doesn't take play nf3 the next move.

  • Sicilian 1. e4 c5

    2.c3 - The Alapin variation, the most popular prepares to push d4 to white's advantage, by 2. nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.cxd4, and white will have more space, so 2.e5 is an alternate, but leaves a hole for his knight on d4.

    2.nf3 - The king's knight variation, very popular

    2.f4 - Grand Prix attack, 2. d6 3.nf3; I like white's position more.

    2.d4 - The Smith-Morra gambit. 2. cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.nxc3. White literally sacrifices a pawn for attacking on the d and c files. or 2. cxd4 3.Qxd4 nc6 Black will gain a tempo on white's queen, I do not recommend to take.

  • Scotch 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. nxd4 The center is broken quite early, but that does have advantages, I play 4. nf6 5. nxc6 bxc6 preparing to push d5, if 5. e5 then qe7 pinning the pawn. Usually, though people play 4.Bc5 5. Nxc6 Bxc6. Its really a question of whether you want your bishop or knight out for black.

  • Scotch Gambit My Personal E4 recomendation

    1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4.Bc4 (a)4. Bb4+ looses for black because if 5.c3 then 5.dxc3 6.dxc3 if 7.Bc5 then 7.Bxf7+ 8.Kxf7 Qd5+ 9. king moves wherever Qxc5 +- Whites advantage. If Bd6 or Bf8, it either wastes a move and/ or messes up your position (undoes development/ blocks in pawns). Be7 is Game over, you might as well tip your king sideways due to Qd5!!.
  • King's Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 white will try for the d4 square

1.e4 games

  • Open games
  • Open diagonals
  • Fluid or absent center pawns
  • Tactics
  • Attacks
  • Gambits
  • Combinations
  • Fast

Beginners usually like e4 games because they control the center, they develop quickly, and they get ready to castle (3 main rules in the opening) unlike in 1.d4 openings. A suggestion is to get knights out first, and bishops out next.

Italian (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4)

  • Giuoco Piano (Italian for quiet game):

    1. Bc5 4. c3 (preparing to push D4 to gain space)
  • Two Knights Defense  

    1. Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 (black should not take the pawn)
  • Blackburne Schilling  

    1. nd4 (Take the knight and not the pawn; otherwise lose a minor piece)
      1. nxe5 Qg5 5. nxf7 qxg2 6.Rf1 qxe4+ if 7.be2 Nf3# if 7. Qe2 Nf3#
        (So white will have to give up a minor piece eventually to not get checkmated)

Ruy lopez (1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. bb5)

  • 3. a6 (Bobby Fischer likes 4.Bxc6, but the main line is 4. Ba5 b4 5. bb3)

     
  • 3. nd4 (The exchange variation either Be2 for white, or nxd4)

Vienna (1. e4 e5 2. nc3)

    1. Nc6
      1. nf3 nf6 (transforms into the 4 knights game)
      2. f4 (turns into a gambit so you can take away from the center)
    1. Nf6 3. f4±
      (the famous Vienna gambit. Varies on next move, but white is better)
    1. Bc5 3. f4
      (it is extremely common to play f4 as third move for white, if he doesn't take, play nf3 the next move)

Sicilian (1. e4 c5)

    1. c3
      (The Alapin variation, the most popular prepares to push d4 to white's advantage, by 2. nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.cxd4, and white will have more space, so 2.e5 is an alternate, but leaves a hole for his knight on d4.)
    1. nf3
      (The king's knight variation, very popular)
    1. f4
      (Grand Prix attack, 2. d6 3.nf3; I like white's position more.)
    1. d4
      (The Smith-Morra gambit. 2. cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.nxc3. White literally sacrifices a pawn for attacking on the d and c files. or 2. cxd4 3.Qxd4 nc6 Black will gain a tempo on white's queen, I do not recommend to take.)

Scotch (1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. nxd4)

The center is broken quite early, but that does have advantages, I play 4. nf6 5. nxc6 bxc6 preparing to push d5, if 5. e5 then qe7 pinning the pawn.

Usually, though people play 4.Bc5 5. Nxc6 Bxc6. It's really a question of whether you want your bishop or knight out for black.

  • Scotch Gambit My Personal E4 recommendation

    1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4.Bc4 (a)4. Bb4+ loses for black because if 5.c3 then 5.dxc3 6.dxc3 if 7.Bc5 then 7.Bxf7+ 8.Kxf7 Qd5+ 9. king moves wherever Qxc5 +- Whites advantage. If Bd6 or Bf8, it either wastes a move and/ or messes up your position (undoes development/ blocks in pawns). Be7 is Game over, you might as well tip your king sideways due to Qd5!!.
  • King's Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 white will try for the d4 square

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I asked my chess teacher (rated 2100 USCF) against; she said "E4 games", (the italianItalian game, ruy lopezRuy Lopez (spanishSpanish), sicilian, the viennaSicilian, the Vienna game or the scotchScotch). Her personal recommendation was the kingsKing's gambit. 

I disagreedisagree; I like d4 and c4 openings, closed positions, beginners. Beginners don't know how to play against d4 or c4. There are these different openings like the polishPolish defense/arangoutangOrangutan , Nimsowich Larsenthe Nimzo-Larsen attack, and benkothe Benkö, which I wontwon't go into much detail.

Beginners usually like e4 games because they control the center, Theythey develop quickly, and they get ready to castle (3 main rules in the opening) unlike in d4 openings. A suggestion is to get knights out first, and bishops out next.

  • Italian - 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4

    GiocoGiuoco Piano - (meaning quiet game in Italian) 3. Bc5 4. c3 preparing to push D4 to gain space.

    2 Knights defense - 3. Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 Black should not take the pawn.

    BlacburneBlackburne schilling - 3. nd4 Take the Knight and NOT the pawn if you take the pawn, you will loose a minor piece, 4. nxe5 Qg5 5. nxf7 qxg2 6.Rf1 qxe4+ if 7.be2 Nf3# if 7. Qe2 Nf3# So white will have to give up a minor piece eventually to not get checkmated

  • Ruy lopez - 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. bb5

    3.a6. - Bobby Fischer likes 4.Bxc6, but the main line is 4. Ba5 b4 5. bb3

    3.nd4. - The exchange variation either Be2 for white, or nxd4.

  • viennaVienna - 1. e4 e5 2. nc3

    2.Nc6 - 3. nf3 nf6 forms into the 4 knights game. 3. f4 turns into a gambit so you can take away from the center.

    2.Nf6 - 3. f4 the famous viennaVienna gambit. variesVaries on next move, but white is better +- .

    2.Bc5 - 3. f4, it is extremely common to play f4 on the 3rd move for white., if he doesn't take play nf3 the next move.

  • Sicilian 1. e4 c5

    2.c3 - The AlpinAlapin variation, the most popular prepares to push d4 to whiteswhite's advantage, by 2. nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.cxd4, and white will have more space, so 2.e5 is an alternate, but leaves a hole for his knight on d4.

    2.nf3 - The kingsking's knight variation, very popular

    2.f4 - Grand Prix attack, 2. d6 3.nf3nf3; I like whiteswhite's position more.

    2.d4 - The Smith-morraMorra gambit. 2. cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.nxc3. whiteWhite literally sacrifices a pawn for attacking on the d and c files. or 2. cxd4 3.Qxd4 nc6 Black will gain a tempo on whiteswhite's queen, iI do not recommend to take.

  • Scotch 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. nxd4 The center is broken quite early, but that does have advantages, I play 4. nf6 5. nxc6 bxc6 preparing to push d5, if 5. e5 then qe7 pinning the pawn. Usually, though people play 4.Bc5 5. Nxc6 Bxc6. Its really a question of wheatherwhether you want your bishop or knight out for black.

  • Scotch Gambit My Personal E4 recomendation

    1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4.Bc4 (a)4. Bb4+ looses for black because if 5.c3 then 5.dxc3 6.dxc3 if 7.Bc5 then 7.Bxf7+ 8.Kxf7 Qd5+ 9. king moves wherever Qxc5 +- Whites advantage. If Bd6 or Bf8, it either wastes a move and/ or messes up your position (undo'sundoes development/ blocks in pawns). Be7 is Game over, you might as well tip your king sideways due to Qd5!!.
  • KingsKing's Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 white will try for the d4 square

Accepted 2.exf4 3.nf3 d5 and so on. This was bobby fischersBobby Fischer's favorite line for black.

  • French

    • "D4, C4, Nf3 Games" (I LIKE D4)

    • Closed Games

    • BockedBlocked files

    • Blocked diagonals

    • Blocked Center

    • Positional Play

    • Strategy

    • Bind

    • Regrouping

    • Slow

  • QueensQueen's Gambit (MY FAVORITE OPENING FOR WHITE)

    accepted

    declined

    Marshall

    Tarracsh

    Albin Countergambit

    Chigorin

  • KingsKing's Indian defense

  • Pirc

  • Benoni

  • Blackmar Dimer-Diemer Gambit

  • Polish

  • Nimsowich LarsenNimzo-Larsen Attack

  • BenkoBenkö

I Highlyhighly recommend these bookthe following books for openings: Chess Openings for Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire (Revised and Updated), and Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1.e4, Second Revised and Updated Edition by 2 Gm's

I asked my chess teacher (rated 2100 USCF) against she said "E4 games", (the italian game, ruy lopez (spanish), sicilian, the vienna, or the scotch). Her personal recommendation was the kings gambit. I disagree I like d4 and c4 openings, closed positions, beginners don't know how to play against d4 or c4. There are these different openings like the polish/arangoutang, Nimsowich Larsen, and benko which I wont go into much detail.

Beginners usually like e4 games because they control the center, They develop quickly, and they get ready to castle (3 main rules in the opening) unlike in d4 openings. A suggestion is to get knights out first, and bishops out next.

  • Italian - 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4

    Gioco Piano - (meaning quiet game in Italian) 3. Bc5 4. c3 preparing to push D4 to gain space.

    2 Knights defense - 3. Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 Black should not take the pawn.

    Blacburne schilling - 3. nd4 Take the Knight and NOT the pawn if you take the pawn, you will loose a minor piece, 4. nxe5 Qg5 5. nxf7 qxg2 6.Rf1 qxe4+ if 7.be2 Nf3# if 7. Qe2 Nf3# So white will have to give up a minor piece eventually to not get checkmated

  • Ruy lopez - 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. bb5

    3.a6. - Bobby Fischer likes 4.Bxc6, but the main line is 4. Ba5 b4 5. bb3

    3.nd4. - The exchange variation either Be2 for white, or nxd4.

  • vienna - 1. e4 e5 2. nc3

    2.Nc6 - 3. nf3 nf6 forms into the 4 knights game. 3. f4 turns into a gambit so you can take away from the center.

    2.Nf6 - 3. f4 the famous vienna gambit. varies on next move, but white is better +- .

    2.Bc5 - 3. f4, it is extremely common to play f4 on the 3rd move for white. if he doesn't take play nf3 the next move.

  • Sicilian 1. e4 c5

    2.c3 - The Alpin variation, the most popular prepares to push d4 to whites advantage, by 2. nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.cxd4, and white will have more space, so 2.e5 is an alternate, but leaves a hole for his knight on d4.

    2.nf3 - The kings knight variation, very popular

    2.f4 - Grand Prix attack, 2. d6 3.nf3 I like whites position more.

    2.d4 - The Smith-morra gambit. 2. cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.nxc3. white literally sacrifices a pawn for attacking on the d and c files. or 2. cxd4 3.Qxd4 nc6 Black will gain a tempo on whites queen, i do not recommend to take.

  • Scotch 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. nxd4 The center is broken quite early, but that does have advantages, I play 4. nf6 5. nxc6 bxc6 preparing to push d5, if 5. e5 then qe7 pinning the pawn. Usually, though people play 4.Bc5 5. Nxc6 Bxc6. Its really a question of wheather you want your bishop or knight out for black.

  • Scotch Gambit My Personal E4 recomendation

    1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4.Bc4 (a)4. Bb4+ looses for black because if 5.c3 then 5.dxc3 6.dxc3 if 7.Bc5 then 7.Bxf7+ 8.Kxf7 Qd5+ 9. king moves wherever Qxc5 +- Whites advantage. If Bd6 or Bf8, it either wastes a move and/ or messes up your position (undo's development/ blocks in pawns). Be7 is Game over, you might as well tip your king sideways due to Qd5!!.
  • Kings Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 white will try for the d4 square

Accepted 2.exf4 3.nf3 d5 and so on. This was bobby fischers favorite line for black.

  • French

    • "D4, C4, Nf3 Games" (I LIKE D4)

    • Closed Games

    • Bocked files

    • Blocked diagonals

    • Blocked Center

    • Positional Play

    • Strategy

    • Bind

    • Regrouping

    • Slow

  • Queens Gambit (MY FAVORITE OPENING FOR WHITE)

    accepted

    declined

    Marshall

    Tarracsh

    Albin Countergambit

    Chigorin

  • Kings Indian defense

  • Pirc

  • Benoni

  • Blackmar Dimer Gambit

  • Polish

  • Nimsowich Larsen

  • Benko

I Highly recommend these book for openings Chess Openings for Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire (Revised and Updated), and Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1.e4, Second Revised and Updated Edition by 2 Gm's

I asked my chess teacher (rated 2100 USCF); she said "E4 games" (the Italian game, Ruy Lopez (Spanish), the Sicilian, the Vienna game or the Scotch). Her personal recommendation was the King's gambit. 

I disagree; I like d4 and c4 openings, closed positions. Beginners don't know how to play against d4 or c4. There are these different openings like the Polish defense/Orangutan , the Nimzo-Larsen attack, and the Benkö, which I won't go into much detail.

Beginners usually like e4 games because they control the center, they develop quickly, and they get ready to castle (3 main rules in the opening) unlike in d4 openings. A suggestion is to get knights out first, and bishops out next.

  • Italian - 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4

    Giuoco Piano - (meaning quiet game in Italian) 3. Bc5 4. c3 preparing to push D4 to gain space.

    2 Knights defense - 3. Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 Black should not take the pawn.

    Blackburne schilling - 3. nd4 Take the Knight and NOT the pawn if you take the pawn, you will loose a minor piece, 4. nxe5 Qg5 5. nxf7 qxg2 6.Rf1 qxe4+ if 7.be2 Nf3# if 7. Qe2 Nf3# So white will have to give up a minor piece eventually to not get checkmated

  • Ruy lopez - 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. bb5

    3.a6. - Bobby Fischer likes 4.Bxc6, but the main line is 4. Ba5 b4 5. bb3

    3.nd4. - The exchange variation either Be2 for white, or nxd4.

  • Vienna - 1. e4 e5 2. nc3

    2.Nc6 - 3. nf3 nf6 forms into the 4 knights game. 3. f4 turns into a gambit so you can take away from the center.

    2.Nf6 - 3. f4 the famous Vienna gambit. Varies on next move, but white is better +- .

    2.Bc5 - 3. f4, it is extremely common to play f4 on the 3rd move for white, if he doesn't take play nf3 the next move.

  • Sicilian 1. e4 c5

    2.c3 - The Alapin variation, the most popular prepares to push d4 to white's advantage, by 2. nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.cxd4, and white will have more space, so 2.e5 is an alternate, but leaves a hole for his knight on d4.

    2.nf3 - The king's knight variation, very popular

    2.f4 - Grand Prix attack, 2. d6 3.nf3; I like white's position more.

    2.d4 - The Smith-Morra gambit. 2. cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.nxc3. White literally sacrifices a pawn for attacking on the d and c files. or 2. cxd4 3.Qxd4 nc6 Black will gain a tempo on white's queen, I do not recommend to take.

  • Scotch 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. nxd4 The center is broken quite early, but that does have advantages, I play 4. nf6 5. nxc6 bxc6 preparing to push d5, if 5. e5 then qe7 pinning the pawn. Usually, though people play 4.Bc5 5. Nxc6 Bxc6. Its really a question of whether you want your bishop or knight out for black.

  • Scotch Gambit My Personal E4 recomendation

    1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4.Bc4 (a)4. Bb4+ looses for black because if 5.c3 then 5.dxc3 6.dxc3 if 7.Bc5 then 7.Bxf7+ 8.Kxf7 Qd5+ 9. king moves wherever Qxc5 +- Whites advantage. If Bd6 or Bf8, it either wastes a move and/ or messes up your position (undoes development/ blocks in pawns). Be7 is Game over, you might as well tip your king sideways due to Qd5!!.
  • King's Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 white will try for the d4 square

Accepted 2.exf4 3.nf3 d5 and so on. This was Bobby Fischer's favorite line for black.

  • French

    • "D4, C4, Nf3 Games" (I LIKE D4)

    • Closed Games

    • Blocked files

    • Blocked diagonals

    • Blocked Center

    • Positional Play

    • Strategy

    • Bind

    • Regrouping

    • Slow

  • Queen's Gambit (MY FAVORITE OPENING FOR WHITE)

    accepted

    declined

    Marshall

    Tarracsh

    Albin Countergambit

    Chigorin

  • King's Indian defense

  • Pirc

  • Benoni

  • Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

  • Polish

  • Nimzo-Larsen Attack

  • Benkö

I highly recommend the following books for openings: Chess Openings for Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire (Revised and Updated), and Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1.e4, Second Revised and Updated Edition by 2 Gm's

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  • "D4, C4, Nf3 Games"French (I LIKE D4)

  • Closed Games

  • Bocked files

  • Blocked diagonals

  • Blocked Center

  • Positional Play

  • Strategy

  • Bind

  • Regrouping

  • Slow

    • "D4, C4, Nf3 Games" (I LIKE D4)

    • Closed Games

    • Bocked files

    • Blocked diagonals

    • Blocked Center

    • Positional Play

    • Strategy

    • Bind

    • Regrouping

    • Slow

  • "D4, C4, Nf3 Games" (I LIKE D4)

  • Closed Games

  • Bocked files

  • Blocked diagonals

  • Blocked Center

  • Positional Play

  • Strategy

  • Bind

  • Regrouping

  • Slow

  • French

    • "D4, C4, Nf3 Games" (I LIKE D4)

    • Closed Games

    • Bocked files

    • Blocked diagonals

    • Blocked Center

    • Positional Play

    • Strategy

    • Bind

    • Regrouping

    • Slow

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