and back again, or vice versa.
Anand put this topic back in the headlines a bit when he surprised (?) Kramnik with 1.d4 in their recent world championship match.
In the Olden Dayes I played both, which didn’t trouble me because I knew no theory in either.
When I realized I better learn openings to compensate for the deterioration of my middlegame, I stuck with 1.e4.
Then when I further realized I’d better learn to play classically before my brain locks up, I started playing 1.d4 exclusively in online blitz.
The funny thing is, it has resulted in no change whatsoever in my results. And when I struggle as white against a good player, Inigo Montoya tends to pop into my mind. “You are amazing – but I know something you do not know – I am not left-handed!”
(Hence the post title, an ode to Fezzik.)