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Is anything better for me than the Parham?


  • 3 years ago · #161

    The_Gavinator

    I wasn't comparing baseball to openings, I was comaring it to principle. Most people believe you should push central pawns, develop knights and bishops, castle, then start looking to attack, or let's say overhand pitching.

    Then there are people who believe you should fianchetto bishops, push flank pawns, and undermine the center from the outsides, or sidearm pitchers.

    Then there are those who believe "the queen is the best piece, so let's use it". This is matrix chess, whereas the first two were classical and hypermodernism, respectively. Neither is correct, just different from eachother.

  • 3 years ago · #163

    The_Gavinator

    Matrix chess has just come around. I'm sure the first time people saw hypermodernism they thought those guys were insane too.

  • 3 years ago · #164

    The_Gavinator

    He used his system to become a chess master, it obviously works pretty well...

  • 3 years ago · #165

    The_Gavinator

    Lol, I am quite rational, you guys just seem to be arguing with no merit...

  • 3 years ago · #166

    CHCL

    In my opinion, the Parham is busted.



  • 3 years ago · #167

    The_Gavinator

    That f6 knight is easily pinned, to stop it black must do h6 followed by g5, and ruin their kingside. A strong attacker could easily exlpoit that.

  • 3 years ago · #168

    CHCL

    Here is a sample line...The moves might not be sound, but this line makes my point.

  • 3 years ago · #169

    The_Gavinator

    move seven would be Nc3

  • 3 years ago · #170

    waffllemaster

    Ok, so now I figure he's just trolling Laughing.  Gav's totally ignoring comments and keeps repeating the same junk.

  • 3 years ago · #171

    The_Gavinator

    7. h3 is a waste of a move...

  • 3 years ago · #172

    The_Gavinator

    I actually like to play Nc3 on move 6, to offer immediate support against d5

  • 3 years ago · #173

    CHCL

  • 3 years ago · #174

    The_Gavinator

    The knight is still extremely vulnerable. Anyways, nobody has given a better attacking option, in most other lines white dominates.

  • 3 years ago · #175

    CHCL

    The_Gavinator wrote:

     nobody has given a better attacking option, in most other lines white dominates.

    What do you mean by that???

  • 3 years ago · #176

    The_Gavinator

    Name another opening where white is better at attacking (non-gambit) :P. That's all I've wanted from the start.

  • 3 years ago · #177

    CHCL

    People sacrifice material for tempo, or for a strong positional advantage. Why would you want to avoid sacrifices when you get good compensation?

  • 3 years ago · #178

    CHCL

    Study Tal's games and realize you can attack from a slow position. Tal played the Ruy Lopez and created good attacking chances.

  • 3 years ago · #179

    whatupyodog

    The ruy lopez is incredibly passive, you cannot name one line where it is aggresive. Gms play the ruy lopez all the time and the game always winds up a draw. The_Gavinator, the parham is definately the way to go.

  • 3 years ago · #180

    The_Gavinator

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