Parham Attack

BackrankK

This is clearly the best opening in all of chess and i cant understand why most people dont play it.

If anyone can refute this please do so, I have yet to find a line that does so.

IMBacon

3...g6

Hadron
BobbyTalparov wrote:

2. ..Nf6

3.Qxf7# is quite strong

IMBacon
Hadron wrote:
BobbyTalparov wrote:

2. ..Nf6

3.Qxf7# is quite strong

3.Bc4 hasnt been played yet.

kamuimaru

2... Nf6 3. Qxe5+

Preggo_Basashi
kamuimaru wrote:

2... Nf6 3. Qxe5+

Yeah, but that's one of the ways to play, the pawn sac line. IIRC it's better for black (but I always play Nc6 + g6 so I don't really know).

darkunorthodox88

its not that bad, but most people that play it are patzers so they wont play the best continuations.

Preggo_Basashi

Yeah, there's some video out there of Carlsen playing against it in blitz.

Carlsen wins, but just barely. White gets a completely fine position.

SDW137

I find OP's claim to be most dubious.

 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-openings/establishing-parham-theory

wayne_thomas
Cheesecakebro

oof

 

melvinbluestone

   This funny looking idea has more names than it's worth: the Danvers Opening, the Wayward Queen Attack, the Kentucky Opening, Queen's Excursion, Queen's Attack, Patzer Opening, and the Fizzbin Attack (I made up that last one..... apologies to Capt. Kirk). The name Parham is from NM Bernard Parham, who apparently likes putting his queen on h5 as soon as possible. He's also tried this against the Caro-Kann (1.e4 c6 2.Qh5) and the Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Qh5), with mixed results. 

     BTW, after 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5, black can try simply developing, and not bother defending the e-pawn with Nc6. After 2...Nf6 3.Qxe5+ Be7, white has little do except wait for his queen to be attacked. Black, on the other hand, is ahead in development and ready to castle. These advantages may outweigh the one pawn deficit.

Edboardman51

yes and it still works