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FM Dennis Monokroussos has recommended 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nf6!?:
It's cute, but maybe a bit unnecessary.
Also interesting is 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 g6 4.Qf3 f5!?. Hint: Taking the pawn is probably dubious.
Naturally, 4...Nf6 is a simple and strong response. It can be instructive for beginners to see why 5.Qb3? Nd4!-+ is losing.
If you like to be creative, 2...d6 also scores well. Black can develop the knight to d7 and play ...c6 with ideas of ...b5 or ...d5.
There a lot of good ideas. Just don't get too creative or overambitious. Let White do that and prepare to reap the rewards. :)
I really don't understand how the albin or Budapest can even be considered bad openings. Many players win and lose with them. It all depends on how experienced each player is with each opening.
Well a few spoilsports like to win more than lose...
parham, englund, traxler, haloween, albin, budapest, cochrane
I dont understand why you would rate parham highly...i always respond 2...nf6
Curious - I thought the Parham was 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 -- so isn't 2...Nf6 a blunder because of 3.Qxe5+
its not a blunder its a gambit :P it works splendidly in my experience. IN fact i usually jsut end up winnign the other guys queen within 10 moves but thats probably because its usually very weak players playing the parham. But i tihnk the gambit is sound and i would play it against anyone
Yeah - some of the logic behind 2...Nf6 is that you are probably playing a weak player. Fiveofswords calls it a gambit, which is how I think of it, but Scottrf is probably more correct calling it a sac since you don't expect to win the pawn back anytime soon.
Playing against weaker players:- the lead in development kills them - they get overrun by your pieces.- I've also ended up winning the queen, either a discovered attack after Re1, or a discovered check by the Rook on e1 where the B attacks the Q.
But also for Black being a weaker player. In my opinion it's easier to play the open game that results.
I don't know that database winning percentages are terribly useful when comparing these openings, because of the selection bias involved.
My guess is that the Parham is completely equal for black immediately, but no better.
At least until Carlsen plays it haha
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