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Actually, he specifically plays Matrix Chess, and has a 2000+ rating, I think that shows for something...
there is such thing as a rating floor, he would have dropped below it, had it not been for it
Yes, but you don't reach a master level w/o being pretty good, so his matrix system obviously works.
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.,..
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...
whaaa.... You're not a GM. whaaa.... you suck.
you're an 1886, that's like 1700USCF, you're not a chess master, keep dreaming.
Lol this sites ratings are inflated by like 150 points, so 1726. And Bernard Parham would crush you.
We were actually just discussing how Bernard Parham became a chess master by exclusively playing 2. Qh5
I don't think I'm better then chess masters, neither should you :P
Idk, I thought they were both the same system.
no the United States has some quirks
nope just proved it was a razor of an opening.
i know parham is a chessmaster, im one of his students who uses matrix to win
how does it work exactly
Yes, I am interested in this too. I know he uses a version of vector analysis, which involves the queen and supporting pieces. Jetfighter, I recall you saying you're in algebra II, so I doubt you know vectors. They are essentialy a way of plotting line segments, you learn about them in trig. Apart from that, I don't know much about it.
Well vectors themselves are pretty simple, maybe he tried to incorporate them in a more sophisticated way, with linear algebra or something (a class I haven't had, so I don't know). But it (the class) uses a lot of vectors.
the matrix pattern involves queen and knight together, plus looking at the two and from square of what just moved
I think he was taking college level physics. Eboard, is there a specific formula, is it judgementally based, is there anywhere I can get a detailed description?
So he just wanted it to sound fancy because he happens to have a background in mathematics? heh.
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