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a_professional_idiot 11 ( +1 | -1 )
1.e4... I'm bored of always playing the Ruy, does anyone have any suggestions about other good 1.e4 openings?
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caldazar 80 ( +1 | -1 )
Well... There are some interesting 1. e4 e5 systems in the Italian (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4), although if you play the Ruy regularly, you might find the strategic aspects of the Italian a little tame by comparison. Some of the tactical operations can be interesting, depending upon the opening choice.

The Scotch is a basic "better middlegame for Black vs. better endgame for White" scenario: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 intending 5.Nxc6 to ruin Black's pawn structure without conceeding the two bishops as in the Ruy Exchange.

Then there are the various gambits, ranging from the relatively modest Goring Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3), to the more risky Danish 1.e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2. And of course there's the risky 1. e4 e5 2. f4, the King's Gambit.

I'm sure there are plenty of other reasonable opening systems for 1.e4 e5; but these should get you started.
a_professional_idiot 10 ( +1 | -1 )
mmm... Danishes thanks, I think I will try the Danish soon. It looks similar to my favourite version of Scandinavian.
caldazar 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Wasn't even aware... I wasn't even aware of such pawn sacrifices in the Scandinavian... interesting. But if you enjoy playing the Scandinavian as Black, the Center Game might be a decent fit for you as White 1.e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 and 4. Qe3 or 4.Qa4.
a_professional_idiot 3 ( +1 | -1 )
well... I was think more of 1.e4 d5 2.ed Nf6 3.d4(c4) c6
4.dc Nxc6
jeffz_2002 36 ( +1 | -1 )
The Center Game 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Q moves

All books I've seen poo-poo this opening for the reason that Black develops and worries the Queen right off the bat. White's subsequent Q moves either block his own and/or waste time.

Of course, I'm just repeating what I've read and played in my limited experience, and caldazar is a far better player than I (his 1700+ rating vs my 950- rating)...
tulkos 2 ( +1 | -1 )
play the piano! as long as it's giuocco----
brobishkin 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Idiot... Try purchasing a book on chess openings and learning various 1.e4 openings and deside for yourself which line to play... The Lopez (Spanish Game) is a fav of mine... There are many variations to the Lopez... Have you played most of the lines?...

Bro...
invincible1 31 ( +1 | -1 )
you are right a_professional_idiot Even I dislike playing against the Ruy Lopez and more so the French defence. I always used to play 1.e4 but now am also trying out 1. Nf3 at times to avoid the above. I then try out something like the King's Indian Attack. If you are a KID player from the black side, you should surely try out 1. Nf3 followed by g3,d3,Bg2 etc.

Regards
invincible1