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  3. *NEW* Vote for the Most Favored Chess Openings

Okay so someone already made the forum thread where the community votes for which chess openings are favored the most. But I think that forum post had some flaws in it because it put both white and black piece openings together, and it also grouped both e4 and d4 openings for black. The battle on that forum post is finishing so I have created a new thread that has better categories.

Every 24 hours you can post a comment saying one of 5 openings to upvote and one to downvote. Each opening starts with 15 points. Upvoting adds 1 point and downvoting takes away 1 point. Once an opening reaches 0 points, it will be eliminated. The last standing opening wins for that category. This will be for 3 categories. I have chosen the 5 openings that are played the most at master level:

OPENINGS FOR WHITE:
Spanish Opening
Italian Opening
Queen's Gambit (or any Queen's Pawn Opening)
English Opening
Reti Opening

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST E4:
King's Pawn Defense
Sicilian Defense (Any Variation)
Caro-Kann Defense
French Defense
Pirc Defense

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST D4:
Queen's Gambit Declined
Slav Defense
Nimzo/Queen's Indian Defense
King's Indian Defense
Grunfeld Defense

You should probably upvote the openings that you play. If you don't play one of the openings I have listed, you can pick whichever 2nd choice you'd play. I want to have only 5 openings to keep it simple.
If you wish you can upvote and downvote the same openings every time you comment, just as long as there is a 24 hour gap between each of your comments to keep it fair.

Let the battle begin and may the best openings win!

I upvote Queen's Gambit, King Pawn Defense and Nimzo-Indian. I downvote Italian, Sicilian and Queen's Gambit Declined.

Standings:
OPENINGS FOR WHITE:
Spanish Opening - 15
Italian Opening - 14
Queen's Gambit - 16
English Opening - 15
Reti Opening - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST E4:
King's Pawn Defense - 16
Sicilian Defense - 14
Caro-Kann Defense - 15
French Defense - 15
Pirc Defense - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST D4:
Queen's Gambit Declined - 14
Slav Defense - 15
Nimzo Indian Defense - 16
King's Indian Defense - 15
Grunfeld Defense - 15

+ English, Caro-Kann, Slav
- Spanish, French, QGD

Standings:
OPENINGS FOR WHITE:
Spanish Opening - 14
Italian Opening - 14
Queen's Gambit - 16
English Opening - 16
Reti Opening - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST E4:
King's Pawn Defense - 16
Sicilian Defense - 14
Caro-Kann Defense - 16
French Defense - 14
Pirc Defense - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST D4:
Queen's Gambit Declined - 13
Slav Defense - 16
Nimzo Indian Defense - 16
King's Indian Defense - 15
Grunfeld Defense - 15

No Scotch? :/

Upvote Italian, King's Pawn defense and Grunfeld

@Water_Flame You think I should replace Italian with Scotch? @doom12384 Also perhaps like in the first forum, downvotes should take away 2 points so this can go quicker. So the latest standings are (after @Water_Flame’s upvotes and downvotes)

Standings:
OPENINGS FOR WHITE:
Spanish Opening - 13
Italian Opening - 14
Queen's Gambit - 14
English Opening - 16
Reti Opening - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST E4:
King's Pawn Defense - 17
Sicilian Defense - 13
Caro-Kann Defense - 16
French Defense - 11
Pirc Defense - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST D4:
Queen's Gambit Declined - 9
Slav Defense - 16
Nimzo Indian Defense - 16
King's Indian Defense - 15
Grunfeld Defense - 16

@FunnyAnimatorJimTV Eh, Italian is more popular, I just prefer the Scotch

+1: Queen's Gambit, Caro-Kann, NID
-2: Italian Opening, French Defense, KID

Standings:
OPENINGS FOR WHITE:
Spanish Opening - 13
Italian Opening - 12
Queen's Gambit - 15
English Opening - 16
Reti Opening - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST E4:
King's Pawn Defense - 17
Sicilian Defense - 13
Caro-Kann Defense - 17
French Defense - 9
Pirc Defense - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST D4:
Queen's Gambit Declined - 9
Slav Defense - 16
Nimzo Indian Defense - 17
King's Indian Defense - 13
Grunfeld Defense - 16

Upvote Italian, Kings pawn defense and Slav defense
Downvote Queens gambit, Sicilian defense and Nimzo Indian

Standings:
OPENINGS FOR WHITE:
Spanish Opening - 13
Italian Opening - 13
Queen's Gambit - 13
English Opening - 16
Reti Opening - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST E4:
King's Pawn Defense - 18
Sicilian Defense - 11
Caro-Kann Defense - 17
French Defense - 9
Pirc Defense - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST D4:
Queen's Gambit Declined - 9
Slav Defense - 17
Nimzo Indian Defense - 15
King's Indian Defense - 13
Grunfeld Defense - 16

+spanish,french,QGD.
- english,kings pawn, Nimzo Indian

Standings:
OPENINGS FOR WHITE:
Spanish Opening - 14
Italian Opening - 12
Queen's Gambit - 15
English Opening - 14
Reti Opening - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST E4:
King's Pawn Defense - 15
Sicilian Defense - 13
Caro-Kann Defense - 17
French Defense - 10
Pirc Defense - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST D4:
Queen's Gambit Declined - 10
Slav Defense - 16
Nimzo Indian Defense - 15
King's Indian Defense - 13
Grunfeld Defense - 16

+QG, French, QGD
- Reti,Caro-kann,Slav

Standings:
OPENINGS FOR WHITE:
Spanish Opening - 14
Italian Opening - 12
Queen's Gambit - 16
English Opening - 14
Reti Opening - 13

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST E4:
King's Pawn Defense - 17
Sicilian Defense - 13
Caro-Kann Defense - 15
French Defense - 11
Pirc Defense - 15

OPENINGS FOR BLACK AGAINST D4:
Queen's Gambit Declined - 11
Slav Defense - 14
Nimzo Indian Defense - 15
King's Indian Defense - 13
Grunfeld Defense - 16

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