24 ( +1 | -1 ) Poll: White or black?Just asking if you like playing more with white or black? With what side are your outcomes better? For me i like playing with white more and my outcomes are much better with white:)
45 ( +1 | -1 ) me tooi'm having a hard time lately deciding on a good option to use against e4..... which is weird because you usually see that move when you play the black pieces. i've tried practically everything you can think of. sicilian caro-kann pirc alekhine french regular e5 variations. right now i play alekhine and french, but especially against higher rated opponents i feel i am not a strong player with the black pieces.
74 ( +1 | -1 ) Even if nobody had ever scientifically proven that in chess white had the advantage over black due to the right to make the first move, statistics shows that in matches between 2 highly rated players, white do have more probability to win.
The more expert the player, the more significant the value of even the slightest advantage against opponent.
As far as the outcome is concerned, I prefer White. My statistics playing with Chessmaster 2000 had shown that the outcomes were better with white.
In GK mostly I played with black. That is because I don't want to pick white when I challenge people. I will already be gratefull if higher rated player accept my challenge.
64 ( +1 | -1 ) it seem that most of my game are play as black. I rarely get a chance to play as white. I think playing black is more challenging and rewarding because in the openning you are in effect trying to develop and catch up to white and equalize the position for the middle game. I think the openning is very critical to the middle game. without good position in the openning the middle game will be lost unless your opponent blunders. I think most of my black win I obtained was from weak moves or blunders by white not because I was ahead in material or have a great mind for combination(Which I wish I have). :)