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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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beating the philidor defense
hey all, im just wondering what the higher players think the best way to beat the philidor defense is? im a 2000 player and my friend plays it constantly as white and black. In case you dont know, im ...

Started 09/29/04 at 18:45:15 by blacklion1985
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By: MNb
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Shirov's The Philidor
Do experts of The Philidor fear Shirov's 5.g4...???
What is blacks best reply???
I am thinking about adding my repertoire - The Philidor arises in my games after:
1.d4  Nf6<br...

Started 01/19/05 at 15:54:33 by SutterCane
6 7313 Last Post 07/08/05 at 10:24:36
By: lnn2
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Lion/philidor Endgame??
Undecided Is the Lion/Philidor endgame after .e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8 Kxd8 really innocous for black...I have been looking at 6.Bg5  and have encountered  both 6...Be6(supposedly best) a...

Started 09/11/05 at 14:23:21 by rajkipling2
2 1778 Last Post 09/12/05 at 01:39:27
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Suspected Gambit in Philidor
what do you think about this one:
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 d6
3.d4  Bg4
4.d:e5 Nd7
5.e:d6 B:d6
Where can I find analysis?

Started 09/13/05 at 06:24:13 by Dzambus
3 2352 Last Post 09/16/05 at 09:12:00
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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1E4 E5 2Nf3 D6 3D4 BG4?!
Tim McGrew did an interesting article on this line making it seem quite playable. The idea is to go off the famous Opera Box game where morphy executed a truley beatiful combination. After morphys 4.D...

Started 10/02/05 at 22:17:26 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
4 2716 Last Post 10/03/05 at 17:36:12
By: lost highway
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What is the best setup to cope with this (rather tame) beast?

Started 11/09/05 at 03:47:36 by Strptzr
8 3911 Last Post 11/12/05 at 05:19:00
By: Klick
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1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6! and Black is O.K.
Since some people wanted a Philidor thread on it's own, I'll use this one. So it's up to Mnb and company to prove me wrong.
Please keep this thread serious and to the point! AKA 1, no evaluations...

Started 07/01/04 at 07:25:26 by A.A. (Guest)
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56 30610 Last Post 11/15/05 at 02:26:54
By: kylemeister
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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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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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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
9 7243 Last Post 09/03/06 at 10:22:07
By: casa2022
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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 6687 Last Post 01/20/07 at 19:35:25
By: Jonathan Tait
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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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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 4269 Last Post 06/28/07 at 18:58:52
By: alumbrado
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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 3015 Last Post 11/12/07 at 09:28:15
By: Keano
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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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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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By: DoubledPawns
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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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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
9 10244 Last Post 04/29/08 at 14:36:56
By: Gavin Metcalf
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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
14 12901 Last Post 07/10/08 at 11:52:54
By: breizatao
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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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