21 ( +1 | -1 ) what opening is thiswhat is the parham attack for white someoen was discussing it at school.so what is the parham att ack for white and is it effective against black.thxs look forword to your responses about the parham attack.
103 ( +1 | -1 ) There's a similar concept ...from the Vienna Game 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 and BL follows with ...f5 and ...Qf6 or ...Qe7 quite often, sac'g his Ra8 for an eventual knight and activity. Something like that. It's a common line and no doubt in any major opening text like MCO. I don't know if the Parham will be there, exactly. :) But I would probably start play similarly, but with 2...Nc6. 3.Bc4 g6 4.Qf3 Qf6 = or 3.Bb5 d6 etc. Along those lines. One sees it a lot in blitz games online. In that line with Qf6, if they don't trade there then there's like ...Bg7 and Nge7; just don't get your queen trapped there by a Bg5 or such. You only need to keep your eyes open for one or two-movers in this thing, most likely. At least that is all I do in blitz and have not been stuck by it. Regards }8-) [ps Then again, I often tell players that if they can take something and make it their-own, and learn more about it than anyone they play; sometimes there is gold to be found in less than common lines, or less than best, as the case may be. ]
43 ( +1 | -1 ) I do know of one example ...... from master play. H. Westerinen, the Finnish GM played it once (I forget who against), and drew the game. b I'm surprised that it actually has a name, though if someone has taken the trouble to study it properly, no doubt it is deserved. It is the perennial beginner's opening - and the reason why I, and my schoolmates, played the French Defence for several years!
138 ( +1 | -1 ) Watch out! A Wayward Queen!American GM Hikaru Nakamura has used it more than occasionally, with probably the most famous game pasted below (I note that this is game is also mentioned heavily in the Wikipedia piece). Interestingly, chessgames.com seems to label this opening the "Wayward Queen Attack," which is new to me.
Is it effective? Craig is right when he points out that the people likely to play this regularly (assuming they're not complete novices) may be very familiar with the opening's ins and outs. (In this vein, I'd recommend not engaging Craig in a Center Game.) There's been an intermittent discussion in these forums, for example, about the value of Damiano's Defense (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 f6) based on its being useful as a surprise weapon if you're prepared enough. For my part, I try to REMOVE stinkers from my repertoire, not add them.
33 ( +1 | -1 ) Parham Attack Refers to . . .NM Bernard Parham of Lafayette, Indiana, US. Parham has championed this and other "unusual" openings (e.g. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qe7?!, the Parham Defense) for many decades and scored some nice victories as well as some disastrous defeats. Bernie advocated independent thinking rather than rote, but perhaps there are limits . . . or are there?