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    • Patzer Opening: The bad 2...Nh6

      This is a rare response.  Most players tend to follow the adage "A knight on the rim is dim." Here are some examples of how it could go wrong. http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=56609 http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=4... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 30, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: The very bad 2...g6

      Countless players have responded with 2...g6 but probably only once.Black resigned too late so ratings were affected. http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=42771 http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=29767 http://www.chess.com... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 23, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: Mates and Misses

      Besides Nakamura and Parham the Patzer is normally used by lower rated players. As such it is not too hard to find some mates and interesting misses.MatesScholar's Matehttp://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=2187http://www.chess.com... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 18, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: White varies from the d6 main line

      You've tried for Scholar's Mate one too many times.  Try some of these variations.3.Bb5+Southpaw vs. travellsky  http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=52979THE_CHESS_NAZI vs huskynando05  http://www.chess.com/echess/game.... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 16, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: White varies from the Nc6 main line

      White need not follow the path of the Scholar's Mate.  There are some other variations.3.c3celticbhoy34 vs LOewe  http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=194583.d3ankur87 vs Quaff  http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=7298l... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 13, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: Black varies from the d6 main line

      Different moves can confuse. 3...Be7 See here for the complete game http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=58383  White wins a pawn then ???                           &nb... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 11, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: Black responds d6

      The second main response to the Patzer is d6. Here is a possible standard line. Note that White need not play 5.Ne2 before Qb3 as Black does not have Nd4 available, yet.                      &... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 10, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: Black varies from the Nc6 main line

      It can be more fun to play an inferior move, that your opponent may not expect, rather than playing the same line over and over again. 3...Nh6 rather than 3...g6  See here for the complete game http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=71... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 8, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: Black responds Nc6

      When White opens with the Patzer there are a number of options available for Black. One of the main responses is Nc6.  Here is the standard line where White plays 5.Ne2 covering d4 and allowing White to play Qb3 if the opportunity presents it... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Mar 2, 2008
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    • Patzer Opening: Introduction

      This opening is used mainly on unwary beginners, by other beginners. It is known under a variety of names. Parham Attack, Danvers Opening, Wayward Queen Attack and Terrorist Attack. It elicits animosity from experienced players since White is atte... | Read More

      • parpatz
      • | Feb 29, 2008
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