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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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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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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
5 4534 Last Post 09/16/09 at 11:20:23
By: jeupham
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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 2243 Last Post 09/16/05 at 09:12:00
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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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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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 7103 Last Post 07/08/05 at 10:24:36
By: lnn2
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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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By: MNb
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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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By: sloughter
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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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What is the best setup to cope with this (rather tame) beast?

Started 11/09/05 at 03:47:36 by Strptzr
8 3704 Last Post 11/12/05 at 05:19:00
By: Klick
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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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By: mn
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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
7 4387 Last Post 05/04/09 at 22:46:16
By: e4d6
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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 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 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 12445 Last Post 07/10/08 at 11:52:54
By: breizatao
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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 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 4060 Last Post 06/28/07 at 18:58:52
By: alumbrado
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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 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 - 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
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By: Keano
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