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parham attack


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #161

    waffllemaster

    The_Gavinator wrote:

    I think he was taking college level physics. Eboard, is there a specific formula, is it judgementally based, is there anywhere I can get a detailed description?

    I don't think physics would help much with coming up with a math based method of playing chess.  He'd have to be into pure mathematics for something that original.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #162

    jetfighter13

    The_Gavinator wrote:

    Yes, I am interested in this too. I know he uses a version of vector analysis, which involves the queen and supporting pieces. Jetfighter, I recall you saying you're in algebra II, so I doubt you know vectors. They are essentialy a way of plotting line segments, you learn about them in trig. Apart from that, I don't know much about it.

    I took Physics last year, and other than the stuff about Newton, all I remember are vectors.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #163

    Conquistador

    Yeah physics would not be of much help.  I mean vectors are a nice way to organize physical forces and their netforce on something.  Matrices might be useful I guess when it comes to organizing grids, I don't know how effective it is in chess.  I rarely ever used matrices for anything other than "Adventures with Excel".

    To be honest, I think that thinking of a formula using a geometric model describing the piece's freedom of movement would be far more efficient and useful in a game setting.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #164

    The_Gavinator

    I'm not sure, it obviously worked for him however.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #165

    waffllemaster

    The_Gavinator wrote:

    I'm not sure, it obviously worked for him however.

    Well at least we know it's not horrible.  But you can't argue for its merits this way because:

    One, you can't know how much he uses it in his games, only that he promotes it (unless you get very clear about matrix chess and go over his games).

    Two, assuming he only uses his system during his games, you can't know how good he would have been if he had used a traditional method.

    Third, there are many players better than him, so even if this maximized his personal ability, you can't assume it will work for you, or discount the traditional methods that have made the current top 10 who they are.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #166

    edboardman1

    its not college level physics, just draw the pattern of a queen, then draw the diamond shape of the knight, if a 6yr old understands, its not that hard. no magic fotmula involved at all, were was the piece was at to were it is know

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #167

    The_Gavinator

    That's funny you'd say that since he is a chess master...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #168

    Conquistador

    edboardman1 wrote:

    its not college level physics, just draw the pattern of a queen, then draw the diamond shape of the knight, if a 6yr old understands, its not that hard. no magic fotmula involved at all, were was the piece was at to were it is know

    That just sounds like some geometric system.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #169

    TonyH

    he WAS a chess master over 20 years ago now he is lucky to hold 2000 due to a rating floor. Looking at his tournament history he drops games to class players on a consistant basis. To prove his theory it needs results in tournament play seems to have failed on that. I assume your a student of his and he does seem to have strong personality and appeals to those that like things differet for the sake of being different.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #171

    edboardman1

    matrix isnt just Qh5, if it was then jean dean, emeory Tate wouldnt become masters.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #172

    The_Gavinator

    I understand it involves forming a vector with the queen and a supporting piece?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #174

    Peace_Mbele

    what are the moves for this strategy?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #177

    AnthonyCG

    alexlaw wrote:

    it weakens his kingside but at least he can castle q side or something.

    I assumed that was the only point of the Parham.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #178

    edboardman1

    it amazes me to see more people downgrade someone who one they havent played, but good note to see someone leave a comment about playing parham and losing to but learned from it, if it weakens the king side prove your theory 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #180

    Rubidium

    This is sad. Someone needs to just quit chess.


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