Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Qh5/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...g6/4. Qf3/4...Nf6

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Parham Attack

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Parham Attack
a b c d e f g h
8                 8
7                 7
6                 6
5                 5
4                 4
3                 3
2                 2
1                 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 4. Qf3 Nf6

4...Nf6

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Black blocks the attack from the queen. Although the black knight is "pinned" to the pawn (If it were to move, white would play Qxf7#), Black has been handed the moves ...Bg7 and ...O-O on a platter. Another idea is if White doesn't defend d4, instead playing 5. Nc3?, (which is also a common response between low rating players) Black has 5...Nd4! 6. Qd1 Bg7.

Theory table

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For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation.

4 5 6 7
Main line Qf3

Nf6

Ne2

Bg7

Nbc3

d6

d3

O-O

=/+
Variation Nc3 ...

...

Nc3?

Nd4!

Qd1

Bg7

-/+

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