# Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Qh5/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6

Parham Attack
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN) r1bqkb1r/pppp1ppp/2n2n2/4p2Q/2B1P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNB1K1NR |

# Parham AttackEdit

### 3... Nf6??Edit

Black's hotheaded desire to prove that the queen was misplaced and to take the queen has backfired. The next move will be Qxf7# (standing for mate). The one natural developing move leads to mate - and that is why black has to always be careful for scholar's mate.

## Theory tableEdit

**1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6**

White only requires one move here 4. Qxf7#

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## ReferencesEdit

- Illustrated Chess for Children. 1960. Harvey Kidder. Publisher, Doubleday ISBN 0-385-05764-4.