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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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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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By: kylemeister
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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: 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: Bibs
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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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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)
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By: lost highway
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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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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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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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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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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 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
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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
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By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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New philidor book by Barski
I have the following philidor books:
Kosten: Winning with the Philidor (old)
Lalic/Okhotnik: Carpathian Warrior
van Reckom/Jansen: The black lion
Seel: Geheimwaffe Philido...

Started 07/18/10 at 20:36:51 by e4d6
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By: motörhead
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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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C41: TN in Qxd4/...a6 variation of Philidors
1. e4 e5  2. Nf3 d6  3. d4 exd4  4. Qxd4 a6  5. Qa4+
Its not fundamentally unsound by any means and perhaps worth a try in blitz as if 5...b5?  6. Bxb5+

Started 02/11/11 at 22:22:48 by George Jempty
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By: kylemeister
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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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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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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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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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By: HgMan
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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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