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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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Samisch vs Philidor
Hi,
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
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By: MNb
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C41: Hanham Variation
Question for 1.e4 gurus:
What is supposed to be White's leading plan/best play for advantage against 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nd7?  Am I right that something like 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 c6 7.a4 0...

Started 08/05/09 at 14:43:01 by Markovich
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By: Keano
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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  Smiley
I was also wondering why a lot of material ...

Started 08/09/15 at 19:07:57 by JEH
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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
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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...
http://www.chessbase.com/sh

Started 04/30/10 at 17:31:00 by tracke
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By: Michael Ayton
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Re: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6
sloughter wrote 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...

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Started 07/22/13 at 03:15:24 by sloughter
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C41: Newark gambit
Somebody know something about this gambit ?, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 b5?!. I've read some issues of http://www.ubutec.com/acn/ and all players play 5.Bxg8?! or 5.Bxb5+ when I see clearly 5.Bb3!...

Started 08/16/11 at 04:59:19 by AMM
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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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
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By: TalJechin
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C41: Philidor Countergambit 4.exf5 Qe7!?
I was looking at the line
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 Qe7
and couldn't find a way to get a clear dominating position for white. Is the move 4.. Qe7 a known theoretical move in the philid...

Started 02/23/12 at 08:21:30 by kevinfat
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By: Markovich
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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
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By: HgMan
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Poll: C41: Philidor plans for black
Hi all!
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
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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.
         Two ye...

Started 01/01/10 at 06:00:38 by AMM
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C41: Antoshin : improvement for black after 6.Bf4
Hi everyone. That is my first posting on the forum Smiley
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
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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
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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
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C41: The Modern Philidor Defence by Barsky
New book May 20th. 224 pages. Contents given at http://www.chess-stars.com/

Started 05/18/10 at 09:16:02 by Alias
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By: MNb
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C41: The Philidor with 1...d6
What if White doesn't play 2.d4?

Started 08/04/10 at 10:09:22 by Justinhorton
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By: Papageno
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New philidor book by Barski
Hi,
I have the following philidor books:
Kosten: Winning with the Philidor (old)
Lalic/Okhotnik: Carpathian Warrior
van Reckom/Jansen: The black lion
Seel: Geheimwaffe Philido...

Started 07/18/10 at 21:36:51 by e4d6
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By: motörhead
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Hanham Philidor
Hi everyone,
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
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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
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