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This happens against me frequently when I am playing the Cambridge Springs. A few days ago two different players ( 1500's and 1600's) made the same exact moves against me on the same day.
I see this one in the Philidor quite often:
As I play the French as Black, Bb5 in the advance variation is also something I see all the time.
Why is 3...Bg4 bad in the Philidor?
I dunno King, I often purposely play things I know are bad in the opening ...or are supposed to be bad anyway, for the express purpose of making my opponent prove it. About 75% of the time they can't and wind up losing. The opening especially in blitz which is extremely popular online is not as important as it is in standard play. Citing stats for professionals is of little relevance to the avgerage player and many times I have had people tell me how my opening moves were weak and yet they were outplayed as the game went on or even where they weren't outplayed they overstepped the time limits trying to figure out how to prove me wrong.
The Ulvestad, while not played much, is misplayed by amateurs nearly 100% of the time.
Bg4 in this philidor position gives white an enormous advantage, as shown by Morphy in his famous "Opera house game".
I here you can blunder an entire bishop in the Cambridge Springs but no one never shows me how that can happen do you know ?
Because 4. dxe5 gives White a definite edge: taking back with 4. ... dxe5 is obviously a blunder as
wins a pawn as well as taking away Black's right to castle, and on top of that immediately followed up by the threat of Nxg4 as well as Nxf7+. The correct continuation:
gives White at least a great initiative and the bishop pair in an open position. And there's a nice trap: 6. Bc4 threatens mate in one and the "natural" 6. ... Nf6 allows 7. Qb3, winning at least a pawn (but in my blitz games often enough either a rook or even mate).
To answer OP probably the Parham.
Stop trolling other threads, Gavi. This is a warning.
I saw you talked about Philidor but I didn't find about quick mate in it.I checkmated some people with this:
That's Legal's Mate :) I think I never actually got to play this (but in the Philidor I always play the mainline 3. d4). I think I won one blitz game with the 3. ... Bg4 variation like this:
Oh, Legal mate, of course! :) I forgot!
Here is one 1. e4 d5 2. e5? and Black is better already.
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