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Is anything better for me than the Parham?

  • #161

    I wasn't comparing baseball to openings, I was comaring it to principle. Most people believe you should push central pawns, develop knights and bishops, castle, then start looking to attack, or let's say overhand pitching.

    Then there are people who believe you should fianchetto bishops, push flank pawns, and undermine the center from the outsides, or sidearm pitchers.

    Then there are those who believe "the queen is the best piece, so let's use it". This is matrix chess, whereas the first two were classical and hypermodernism, respectively. Neither is correct, just different from eachother.

  • #162

    Putting Steinitz, Nimzovich and Parham in the same piece of text is an insult for two of the three. I will let you guess names.

  • #163

    Matrix chess has just come around. I'm sure the first time people saw hypermodernism they thought those guys were insane too.

  • #164

    He used his system to become a chess master, it obviously works pretty well...

  • #165

    Lol, I am quite rational, you guys just seem to be arguing with no merit...

  • #166

    In my opinion, the Parham is busted.

  • #167

    That f6 knight is easily pinned, to stop it black must do h6 followed by g5, and ruin their kingside. A strong attacker could easily exlpoit that.

  • #168

    Here is a sample line...The moves might not be sound, but this line makes my point.

  • #169

    move seven would be Nc3

  • #170

    Ok, so now I figure he's just trolling Laughing.  Gav's totally ignoring comments and keeps repeating the same junk.

  • #171

    7. h3 is a waste of a move...

  • #172

    I actually like to play Nc3 on move 6, to offer immediate support against d5

  • #173
  • #174

    The knight is still extremely vulnerable. Anyways, nobody has given a better attacking option, in most other lines white dominates.

  • #175
    The_Gavinator wrote:

     nobody has given a better attacking option, in most other lines white dominates.

    What do you mean by that???

  • #176

    Name another opening where white is better at attacking (non-gambit) :P. That's all I've wanted from the start.

  • #177

    People sacrifice material for tempo, or for a strong positional advantage. Why would you want to avoid sacrifices when you get good compensation?

  • #178

    Study Tal's games and realize you can attack from a slow position. Tal played the Ruy Lopez and created good attacking chances.

  • #179

    The ruy lopez is incredibly passive, you cannot name one line where it is aggresive. Gms play the ruy lopez all the time and the game always winds up a draw. The_Gavinator, the parham is definately the way to go.

  • #180
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