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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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Samisch vs Philidor
I like to play Nf3 and Bc4 lines vs the Philidor but the Samisch King's Indian lines vs the Pirc and Modern. So there are some tricky move orders which get me out of book.
Black can play...
Started 04/20/17 at 08:22:34 by befuddled
04/20/17 at 20:28:47
10/31/16 at 12:50:22
Philidor with Nbd7 - Andrew Greet line?
I've been looking at Andrew Greet's rather good Beating unusual chess defences. He's given my repertoire quite a severe testing
I was also wondering why a lot of material ...
Started 08/09/15 at 19:07:57 by JEH
10/31/16 at 12:46:42
Antoshin Variation with 6 Qf3!?
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 exd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Be7 6 Qf3!? is an interesting idea I stumbled upon recently.
Neither of Bauer's suggestions seem to be comfortable for Black:
A) 6...Nbd7 7 Be2!? (7 Nf5 Ne5...
Started 01/20/16 at 12:09:42 by Mainline_Novelty
01/20/16 at 12:09:42
C41: Bologan on Philidor
The Fighting Philidor
by GM Viorel Bologan, Chessbase-Fritztrainer-DVD, coming soon (may 2010), €27,50
"Nowadays the Philidor Defence is mostly played [b]via the Pirc move order 1.e4 d6 2.d4 N...
Started 04/30/10 at 17:31:00 by tracke
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10/10/13 at 15:47:13
By: Michael Ayton
Re: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6
on 07/22/13 at 01:03:24:
Unless Black can figure out a way to castle Queenside, White just castles Queenside and uses a pawn roller on the Kingside to win material. Maybe Black can avoid the loss of a piece but I don't see...
Started 07/22/13 at 03:15:24 by sloughter
07/22/13 at 03:15:23
06/18/13 at 18:05:08
learning the moderne philidor
which book shall i buy.
Barskys modern philidor, Black lion or Bauers philidor files ?
Started 07/21/12 at 22:56:52 by TomKarlsen
07/22/12 at 10:19:53
03/23/12 at 12:00:16
C41:Hanham variation, what is best vs 6Ng5, 7Bf7?
Hi, i want play Philidor defence (by pirc move order) and i find difficult to defend this position
1 e4 d6 2 d4 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nbd7 4 Nf3 e5 5Bc4 Be7 6Ng5 00 7 Bxf7 and so on...
I read the Bauer ...
Started 11/21/11 at 22:02:46 by Karpovfan
12/06/11 at 18:04:25
Poll: C41: Philidor plans for black
After 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 c6 8. a4 (the main line) which plan do you consider as the best one for black? The 'old' one with 8... a5, or t...
Started 07/02/11 at 14:30:53 by Vass
07/06/11 at 07:42:17
C41: Philidor Countergambit 3..f5
Now some sources claim Latvian gambit has been finally refuted in several ways ( with best 3.Nxe5! ), we could put our eyes in other "f5" ruptures, mainly from Philidor's Defence.
Started 01/01/10 at 06:00:38 by AMM
04/21/11 at 00:23:47
C41: Antoshin : improvement for black after 6.Bf4
Hi everyone. That is my first posting on the forum
A few days ago I played a game against a strong fide master, and he played the Antoshin. I went for the Ff4 variation. It was probably a mis...
Started 03/11/09 at 19:58:26 by smoothtactics
03/21/11 at 21:39:57
C41: Philidor Defence: the best defence in chess?
When I was younger and had some ideas about the centre in chess, I'm sure I played Philidor's Defence all the time. Then I found out that it was regarded as a less serious and less optimal defe...
Started 02/23/11 at 16:12:15 by Uhohspaghettio
03/03/11 at 11:30:27
C41: TN in Qxd4/...a6 variation of Philidors
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Qxd4 a6 5. Qa4+
Its not fundamentally unsound by any means and perhaps worth a try in blitz as if 5...b5? 6. Bxb5+
Started 02/11/11 at 22:22:48 by George Jempty
02/12/11 at 02:03:14
01/11/11 at 20:34:32
C41: The Philidor with 1...d6
What if White doesn't play 2.d4?
Started 08/04/10 at 10:09:22 by Justinhorton
08/06/10 at 20:13:44
07/24/10 at 23:00:29
I spent a fair amount of time at a local bookstore recently with the book "The Philidor Files." I had long ago dismissed the Philidor as a poor opening. However, reaching the Hanha...
Started 11/17/08 at 06:28:55 by smrex13
07/24/10 at 22:21:57
C41: Philidor 3...Be6
I wonder if anyone else on here ever plays this variation. I guess sometimes I get annoyed by allowing White a lot of possibilities, although I have been having fun recently with Bird's Defense when ...
Started 05/14/10 at 21:18:32 by BirdBrain
05/21/10 at 21:48:50
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