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Parham Attack

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pawn_pwnager

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Post Wed May 16, 2012 12:28 am

Parham Attack

I have lately been using the parham while playing here on chesscube and have since had a rating spike to near 2200 tournament rating. I was wondering what you think of it and if you could give me some input on it. For those of you who dont know it the moves are
1. e4 e5
2. qh5
and then there are many variations from there.
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homie_pawnage

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Post Thu May 17, 2012 12:28 am

Re: Parham Attack

I also have recently picked this up. Funny enough, I too had a rating spike from the 1500's to the 1700's. I think this is an awesome opening, that is under appreciated because people look down on it for moving the queen out early. However, it has produced great results for you and for me.
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Post Thu May 17, 2012 11:13 am

Re: Parham Attack

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5

2…Nc6 3.Bc4 g6

4.Qf3 Nf6

5.Ne2

5…Bg7

Black can also try developing the bishop along the a3-f8 diagonal, but this is faster. White has a few options, this is the first critical moment for white.

6.d3

6.Nbc3 d6! is strong, although 6…Na5 is also strong.

The reason behind this is that
if....
7.h3 is not played, the Bishop jumps on g4 attacking and misplacing the queen while developing a Bishop!

But if....

7.h3 is played, black has the strong 7…Nb4! 8.Bb3 (8.Be3 is no better) 8…Be6!

9.0-0 (9.Bxe6 fxe6 10.Kd1 and now the king can’t castle and is very uncomfortable)
(9.Ba4+ c6 is very strong, threatening b5, and after 10.a3 a5! Is good for black)

9…Bxb3 10.cxb3 (10.axb3 Nxc2 11.Rb1 and the rook is safe, but the pawn on c2 fell and the doubled isolated b pawns are weak) and white is backwards. The knight eyes d3 as a possible outpost, although there is no way to do that at this point. But this is good for black.
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homie_pawnage

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Post Thu May 17, 2012 10:30 pm

Re: Parham Attack

knightattack, what would you recommend for black after:

1. e4 e5

2. Qh5 Nc6

3. Bc4 g6

4. Qf3 Nf6

5. Ne2 Bg7

6. d3
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knightattack

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Post Sat May 19, 2012 8:59 am

Re: Parham Attack

homie_pawnage wrote:knightattack, what would you recommend for black after:

1. e4 e5

2. Qh5 Nc6

3. Bc4 g6

4. Qf3 Nf6

5. Ne2 Bg7

6. d3


6. d3 Na5
7. 0-0... (A)
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homie_pawnage

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Post Sat May 19, 2012 7:06 pm

Re: Parham Attack

I don't like move 7. 0-0, I'd rather lay down the pin with 7. Bg5.
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knightattack

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Post Mon May 21, 2012 7:50 am

Re: Parham Attack

there r a lots of variation in the
pahram attack.... (h)
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homie_pawnage

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Post Tue May 29, 2012 10:19 pm

Re: Parham Attack

True, but a lot of them are good, and I feel that this opening is often overlooked, and much more powerful then it's reputation.
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pawn_pwnager

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Post Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:42 am

Re: Parham Attack

Yes, I believe many variations of the parham give white a slight advantage even when black plays very good.

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