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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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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 and all players play 5.Bxg8?! or 5.Bxb5+ when I see clearly 5.Bb3!...

Started 08/16/11 at 03:59:19 by AMM
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By: Gambit
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Black Lion/Philidor
I have been trying this out online and many of my opponents play an early dxe5 but none of the books I have cover this and nor does the Ginger GM in his Chessable course.
Any theory that could be...

Started 04/28/20 at 22:36:52 by Krudos
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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...

Started 04/30/10 at 16:31:00 by tracke
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By: Michael Ayton
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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 18:07:57 by JEH
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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 07:22:34 by befuddled
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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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Re: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6
sloughter wrote on 07/22/13 at 00:03:24:
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 02:15:24 by sloughter
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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 21:56:52 by TomKarlsen
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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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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: The Modern Philidor Defence by Barsky
New book May 20th. 224 pages. Contents given at

Started 05/18/10 at 08:16:02 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 09:09:22 by Justinhorton
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By: Papageno
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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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By: Gorath
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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 20:18:32 by BirdBrain
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Does anyone know anything about th
Does anyone know anything about this obscure line of the Philidor: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4 Nd7!? Black gets an easy game for a pawn and White has to play carefully - it's probably only worth tr...

Started 01/21/10 at 14:39:34 by Tripler64
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The Philidor & Lion  Defences
I'm hoping to find material on the Philidor and Lion Defences somewhere on this forum plus maybe an eBook or two. I've not had much luck! Can anyone help please?

Started 09/13/09 at 16:15:59 by jeupham
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Philidor Question
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Be2 (GM Larry Kaufman in his book The Chess Advantage Black and White calls this move "the wimp's way out of playing 6. Bf4" is there really rea...

Started 04/15/09 at 19:43:08 by trw
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Philidor Antoshin seems ostracized over here
I don't know why but the Antoshin is covered only very briefly on  the 1...e5 homepage. Suffice to say, the variation 6 Bc4 is ultimately missing in the ebook and 6 Bf4 coverage is outdated. Since the...

Started 02/26/09 at 12:22:31 by The French Fan
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By: The French Fan
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Philidor: Antoshin 6.Qf3!?
I am still looking for something simple and good against the Antoshin after the initial moves
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7,
which can be reached with various move orders, e.g....

Started 11/10/08 at 08:59:56 by Lou_Cyber
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