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GreenCastleBlock, what about the soundness of playing g6 and a dragon set-up if e6 has been provoked? Should someone avoid e6 and g6 together?
The combination of ..e6 and ..g6 on the surface weakens a lot of squares but actually it's quite a good setup... against the Grand Prix, Closed Sicilian, Anti-Sicilians, etc. The only time the weakness of ..e6+..g6 can really be exposed is in an Open sicilian where White is playing d4 and opening lines in the center, specifically Black's d file is an issue.
Yeah I dont think the parham works very well against c5.
Actually I thought it worked even better somehow (?) Maybe I was wrong. I know Parham himself played it against c5 and I thought he had a number of tricky lines.
It may be worth noting, if you didn't know already, that it's part of Parham's larger system he calls matrix chess. Some interesting ideas even if I don't agree with them completely. Anyway it's under this philosophy of chess that the Qh5 stuff is promoted... obviously classical/contemporary thought treats the early Qh5 with much disdain.
Oops, I edited my post and you responded so quickly.
Any luck with his matrix idea of chess? Parham was a 2300 master IIRC. If you like the early Qh5 vs 1.e4 you may look at some Parham games to see how he handled it against the Sicilian and other openings.
This is one of the biggest blindspots of beginners. They are often unable to see discoveries from undeveloped pieces. I think, they emotionally believe since it hasn't moved yet, it cannot be a threat.
How does White to move win this?
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