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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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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 13:30:53 by Vass
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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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By: nestor
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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By: lnn2
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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
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By: Klick
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New edition of Bauer book
Has anyone seen Bauer's new book Tout sur la Défense Philidor? It's described as the 2nd edition, so I assume it's an update of The Philidor Files, but there's no indication on the Everyman website th...

Started 08/28/20 at 22:15:44 by Straggler
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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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: 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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By: tp2205
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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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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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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
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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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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