parham attack

The_Gavinator

yeah but you have two days to do it, you have 6 classes, but 3 a day. I gotta do 8 every day, so I could have 8 classes of homework to do, due the next day. You got it easy buddy.

Ben_Dubuque

well considering my teacher gave most of the class an extra 90 minute session because I was the only won finished after the first day and I was the only one who made an A I was quite happy. any way I meant the class, it was in English thankfully. but the class was some crap like Pshyc or something

waffllemaster

Well, it should be obvious that the number of classes doesn't matter much, it's how hard they are.  1 class can be harder than 5 combined classes.

Besides, it shouldn't be about what material you have to know for a test and what letter grade you get.  It's about how much you can learn.  Not cram and forget a month later, but actually learn.  If the class is easy, you can do extra on the side.  That's what makes you a successful student.

waffllemaster
jetfighter13 wrote:

well considering my teacher gave most of the class an extra 90 minute session because I was the only won finished after the first day and I was the only one who made an A I was quite happy. any way I meant the class, it was in English thankfully. but the class was some crap like Pshyc or something

Well, again, if the only one who made an A didn't read the material the test was over, that says more about the other students than the difficulty of the class.

Ben_Dubuque

I agree, but did you see what my chem teacher did

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Ben_Dubuque

actually if you do anything other than work fast food joints/ cashcier you will need at least Algebra, To you know, do your TAXES. but US history is fun, world history prevents us from going Nuclear, literally, and a few others which I won't go into yet

waffllemaster

I wish the HS culture wasn't "brag about how little I can get away with / complain about having to work in my classes"  I know this isn't everywhere, but just from general cultureal knoweldge I'm assuming it's the majority of high schools (united states).

Although I understand that school is forced on kids, they don't necessarily want to be there in the first place.

Heard somewhere that some asian-american culture is just as the parent goes to work and works hard to support the family, the child goes to school and works hard to benefit the family too... it's like their job and they take it seriously.  This is much more admirable.

Ben_Dubuque

ouch in the US they practicaly Haze interns in the med field. I am looking to do chem engineering

Ben_Dubuque

nah lets keep this friendly and let the arguments die. music anyone, or their favorite famous game

mine is the Byrne Fischer 1963 US. Champion ship 0-1 23 moves or something like that.

my second favorite game from that one is Fischer Evans 1963 US championship 1-0

edboardman1

IM pfren  

OK, lets make things clear: Only an idiot would claim that this "opening" is OK for White.

But fortunately enough, they are plenty of them available. 

well i guess parham must be a fool, are you sure 

The_Gavinator

Bernard Parham is a chess master.

TonyH

Ok so lets get some facts out there

Banard Parham is currently rated 2000 and hasnt been rated 2200+ since 1994, he had a 2 year stint as a 2200 player from 92-94 . He was clearly a very talented tactician back in the day but the only reason he is maintaining a rating now is due to  a fixed  rating floor of 2000. For the last 10+ years his tournament history shows him frequently dropping games to Class C players and struggling against equal or stronger opposition. Clearly his name attached to this idea is just maintaining his fame. His  approach just makes him marketable to those players looking for a secret way to win and not the validity of it. 

The_Gavinator

Actually, he specifically plays Matrix Chess, and has a 2000+ rating, I think that shows for something...

Ben_Dubuque

there is such thing as a rating floor, he would have dropped below it, had it not been for it

The_Gavinator

Yes, but you don't reach a master level w/o being pretty good, so his matrix system obviously works.

TonyH

errr sure but the question is did he play it while  he was a master? and did it actually limit him? clearly he hasnt maintained that level for almost 20 years. He has flat lined his rap;id and otb ratings and cannt drop below which I am sure he would. If you look at his recent stats he is probably closer to 1800-1900 at best. This is probably the result of his insistance to the matrix system. It would be interesting to know what local  masters think of him, honestly.,..

The_Gavinator

He first saw chess being played in local parks. He noticed whoever got their queen out first usually won. When he went to college, he saw a relationship between vectors and chess. Then he invented the matrix system. He played this his whole chess career, because that is how he learned chess. He also reached a master level, so I'm assuming it works...

whatupyodog

whaaa.... You're not a GM. whaaa.... you suck.