14 ( +1 | -1 ) why don't they reaqd the game name...After too many times of getting e4-e5 in games titled Alekhine e4 Nf6, i hereby challenge anyone who wishes to test my opening (see above)
30 ( +1 | -1 ) Well1. e4 Nf6 2. Nf3 Nxe4 basically just loses a pawn. 1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. exd5 Nxd5 4. Bc4 is okay, but not particularly popular, a more popular similar variation is 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. c5 Nd5 5. Bc4 (the Chase variation). The 1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 variations resemble the center counter, but white tends to get only a slight initiative.
The Petroff involves an early ...e5 by black and certainly no ...d5.
21 ( +1 | -1 ) After 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5, White's best is probably 3.e5 Nfd7 4.d4 e6, transposing to the French Defence. Having begun with an aggressive opening such as the Alekhine, the French Defence will probably not be to Black's liking.