16793 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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.
Putting Steinitz, Nimzovich and Parham in the same piece of text is an insult for two of the three. I will let you guess names.
Matrix chess has just come around. I'm sure the first time people saw hypermodernism they thought those guys were insane too.
He used his system to become a chess master, it obviously works pretty well...
Lol, I am quite rational, you guys just seem to be arguing with no merit...
In my opinion, the Parham is busted.
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.
Here is a sample line...The moves might not be sound, but this line makes my point.
move seven would be Nc3
Ok, so now I figure he's just trolling . Gav's totally ignoring comments and keeps repeating the same junk.
7. h3 is a waste of a move...
I actually like to play Nc3 on move 6, to offer immediate support against d5
The knight is still extremely vulnerable. Anyways, nobody has given a better attacking option, in most other lines white dominates.
nobody has given a better attacking option, in most other lines white dominates.
What do you mean by that???
Name another opening where white is better at attacking (non-gambit) :P. That's all I've wanted from the start.
People sacrifice material for tempo, or for a strong positional advantage. Why would you want to avoid sacrifices when you get good compensation?
Study Tal's games and realize you can attack from a slow position. Tal played the Ruy Lopez and created good attacking chances.
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.
why is ruy lopez considered the strongest
by ISeeHowYourePinned a few minutes ago
Who is the most talented world champion?
by bb_gum234 a few minutes ago
Geller and Tal had positive records against Fischer. Why? Explain.
by bb_gum234 2 minutes ago
Spanish Chess Pieces
by szociofoto 5 minutes ago
7/31/2015 - Slow Progression
by cellace 6 minutes ago
How on earth is the "hard" computer considered to be such
by bb_gum234 16 minutes ago
Chess Engine for a Dummy
by Game_of_Pawns 16 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Top 10
by passedpawn2013 18 minutes ago
What Is Your Chess Personality. By Danny_Heisman
by Bobbarooski 19 minutes ago
Standard rating change
by notmtwain 19 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!