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I am wondering the best opening moves are for both white and black, because I have won games with the pawn move 1. d2-d4.

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    This is as factual as most questions here and I had a full answer ready to post when the nitpickers killed the ability to post it first. – yobamamama Jan 11 at 22:57
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    Hasn't this question been done before? The best opening move is unknown. We can merely say that some moves seem to be SLIGHTLY better than others but that is statistical based on actual game results. Statistically the better moves are Nh3 - go figure - 68% point average where win=1 draw=0.5 loss=0 e4 54 more popular than d4 by 15% more usage Nf3 55+ d4 55 c4 g3 b3 f4 Nc3 b4 b3 d3 a3 c3 g3 h3 h4 formatting lost in commenting show okay in answer blocked – yobamamama Jan 11 at 23:03
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    I don't agree that this is opinion at all, but it is WAY too broad. – PhishMaster Jan 12 at 0:01
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    @PhishMaster way too broad for you. maybe just right for the noobie who asked? – yobamamama Jan 12 at 1:27
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    I think this is not too broad at all. Of course the question can be considered opinion-based, but that applies to many questions. It should simply be answered based on the opinion of renowned chess teachers. For white, 1. d4 and 1. e4 are considered best, although c4, Nf3, etc are also fine and there are good reasons to choose them. There is no first move for white that loses immediately in regular chess. After 1. d4 black should play either d5 or Nf6. After 1. e4, black has e5 or - supririsingly - c5. Black also has some good alternatives (1. d4 f5) but others are simply bad (1. e4 f5??) – jschenk Jan 12 at 20:24

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