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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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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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By: BirdBrain
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Hi to all!
I have seen this   book by Chessgate about the Philidor.
Any info on the booK?

Started 05/04/07 at 15:44:56 by Templare2
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By: Holbox
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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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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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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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By: e4d6
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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
6 5008 Last Post 02/27/09 at 14:14:19
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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By: Lou_Cyber
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Philidor Counter Gambit (PCG)
I make a little publicity for my blog (if mister Kosten agrees) on the Philidor counter gambit:
The PCG must have gone out of oblivion!  Cheesy

Started 02/28/08 at 13:17:41 by breizatao
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By: breizatao
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Philidor Defence Antoshin Variation
I am interested to hear your opinions in one variation in the antoshin variation in Philidor Defence. After 1.e5 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 ed4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 White has two main plans: 6.g3 and...

Started 04/13/08 at 20:30:04 by MilenPetrov
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By: Gavin Metcalf
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Philidor - Antoshin variation
Both Neil McDonald and Nigel Davies in some recent repertoire books recommends that White meets the Antoshin - (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7) with the Fianchetto 6.g3 which incident...

Started 09/12/06 at 05:49:53 by TopNotch
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By: alumbrado
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2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5!?
I recall that this line was mentioned in a Yearbook where Morozevich played 3.Bb5!? against the Phillidor in a blitz game against a fellow GM. Does White obtain an advantage after this mov...

Started 02/14/08 at 10:02:36 by DoubledPawns
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Philidor - Shirov's Refutation
In 2006 Alexey Shirov crushed M. Klinova in an impressive game that continued:
[Event "Gibtelecom Masters"]
[Site "Gibraltar ENG"]
[Date "2006.??.??"]
[White "Shirov,A"]
[Black "Klinova,M"]<b...[/b]
My question is, does white have enough compensation for the pawn after 10...b5 11.Bb3 a5 12.a4 bxa4!? as shown in the diagram below:  

White To Move

Should White prove to be better in the above diagram then things look mighty grim for him in the Hanham variation.
What say you?
Topster Smiley

Started 02/07/07 at 05:40:29 by TopNotch
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By: TopNotch
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Philidor - Antoshin 2
in search of something sharp and good against the dreaded Antoshin I first found this useful thread:
Then I found th...

Started 10/04/07 at 14:18:20 by Lou_Cyber
2 3012 Last Post 11/12/07 at 09:28:15
By: Keano
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Philidor 4.Qxd4 - Any coverage on this site?
Paul Motwani, in annotating Djuric - Pegorari, Cutro 1999, for this site, writes that 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 ed 4.Qxd4 "is a major alternative" to 4.Nxd4.  However, I cannot find any coverage of this m...

Started 06/26/07 at 21:25:28 by dsanchez
10 4267 Last Post 06/28/07 at 18:58:52
By: alumbrado
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Philidor Defence - Bauer's new book
Hi guys, I'm keen to see what this book has to offer.
My early impressions of Bauer's 1...b6 book was that it was good on explanation, but felt a little rushed in certain places on the theory sid...

Started 02/15/07 at 11:54:56 by Edward_Dearing
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By: ano
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Any info on "the philidor files" by Bauer?
Hi to all!
I have seen a forthcoming book by EveryMan about the Philidor:
On everyman site it is said that t...

Started 01/05/07 at 12:01:30 by krugman
14 6682 Last Post 01/20/07 at 19:35:25
By: Jonathan Tait
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Geheimwaffe Philidor
Anybody heard of this repertoire book or the author from Chessgate:
"Christian Seel, dem Autor des Buches "Geheimwaffe Philidor", das im November in unserem Verlag erscheint. Das Buch beinhaltet ...

Started 10/18/05 at 08:20:59 by Reykjavik
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By: casa2022
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Should I play the Philidor?
I am looking for a line requiring minimal effort to learn but is quite good for Black against 1. e4. I thought I could play the Philidor 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 . However, I am not sure what the best...

Started 07/23/03 at 07:08:11 by not a gm yet (Guest)
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By: Der Stratege
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The Philidor - A Theoretical Wrinkle Unearthed
The original Hanham variation of Philidor's defence  has never enjoyed a good theoretical reputation and nowadays is rarely seen in tournament play, except at the beginner level or by those who are un...

Started 12/01/05 at 20:45:33 by TopNotch
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By: Willempie
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