Defences to the Parham Attack

Yereslov
Rubidium wrote:

How about respect?

That's an IM you're talking to.

I don't care who he is.

It means crap to me.

The opening is playable and several GM's suport it.

Eris_Discordia

Who are these 'several GM's'?

gambiteer12

Nakamura said it was playable. Saying its playable is not the same as supporting it. The Muzio Gambit is playable and many other stupid things named after animals. Several GM's???? Quotes please?

Yereslov

For one Andrew Martin and Hikaru Nakamura.

The_Gavinator
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Yereslov
gambiteer12 wrote:

Nakamura said it was playable. Saying its playable is not the same as supporting it. The Muzio Gambit is playable and many other stupid things named after animals. Several GM's???? Quotes please?

"I do believe that 2.Qh5 is a playable move, in fact I had a very good position in the game, and was close to winning if I had in fact played 23.e5."

Hikaru Nakamura

Between players of rank 1400-2400 this opening is fine. 

Unless you're playing a Super GM,

The game will be even. You are arguing from the point of view of machines.

Rubidium

NM

The_Gavinator

Yes he is a National MASTER. And Nakamura said he was WINNING, against a 2600.

CHCL
The_Gavinator wrote:
 

 Mr. Parham is a NM, IM Pfren world be able to beat him.

Yereslov
CHCL wrote:
The_Gavinator wrote:
 

 Mr. Parham is a NM, IM Pfren world be able to beat him.

Nakamura is in the top ten. Are you trolling?

Eris_Discordia
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The_Gavinator
Eris_Discordia wrote:

Nakamura wouldn't play the Parham.

http://www.365chess.com/search_result.php?search=1&m=4&n=838&ms=e4.e5.Qh5.Nc6&wid=8099

CHCL
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Rubidium

with two draws...

Eris_Discordia

I'm sorry I didn't finish my statement. Nakamura wouldn't play the Parham in a real game against pfren, based on the fact that he hasn't played the Parham in seven years.

The_Gavinator

GM's tend to draw, I know you're not very smart, but that's how it is.

CHCL

On that database Black had a 59% win ratio, which is not very good.

The_Gavinator
CHCL wrote:

On that database Black had a 59% win ratio, which is not very good.

Eris_Discordia

That tells us that white won 7 games, black won 6 games, and 4 were drawn. Which proves absolutely nothing.

The_Gavinator

No, it shows that the Parham Attack scores about the same as other major openings when you play the reasonable line.