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Is anything better for me than the Parham?

  • 3 years ago · #161


    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


    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


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

  • 3 years ago · #165


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

  • 3 years ago · #166


    In my opinion, the Parham is busted.

  • 3 years ago · #167


    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


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

  • 3 years ago · #169


    move seven would be Nc3

  • 3 years ago · #170


    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


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

  • 3 years ago · #172


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

  • 3 years ago · #173


  • 3 years ago · #174


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

  • 3 years ago · #175


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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



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