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Re: The Modern Philidor Defence by Barsky
Reply #6 - 01/11/11 at 20:34:32
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Arguing that c5 is as strong as b5 is weak makes a lot of sense indeed.
  

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Re: The Modern Philidor Defence by Barsky
Reply #5 - 01/11/11 at 17:31:54
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motörhead wrote on 01/10/11 at 22:00:44:
TonyRo wrote on 01/05/11 at 14:19:01:
parisestmagique wrote on 01/05/11 at 08:20:47:
I dont have this book but there are already some on this subject. After 1.d4 d6 2.e4!? (2.c4 e5!? is an English) you have to like the Pirc, Modern Defense, Philidor or Czech opening.


I think that's the idea, as Barsky just wrote a book on the "Modern Phillidor", reached from the Pirc move order.


I own Barsky's "Modern Philidor" and to my feeling it is a waste of money if you own e.g. Bauer's "Philidor Files". Barsky offers the cold coffee for a second time.
What's really disappointing: To the main line Philidor with 7.Re1 c6 8.a4 he takes the inflexible 8...a5 as the only answer. What about modern? What about 8...b6? Or what about the inspiring (nearly) new 7...a6? No comment by Barsky...
Okay, that's Philidor. (...cut)


I decided to try to start a discussion of this point here. I too used to dislike the idea of replying to a4 with a5, but having looked in the database this is definitely the preferred option not only of very strong Philidor exponents such as Bologan but also of lower-level professionals who rely on the Philidor a lot, such as Paunovic and Strikovic. So perhaps it is not so surprising that in a book designed to provide a narrow repertoire Barsky should give only ...a5.

I was particularly impressed by the way Paunovic transformed the structure of the position and outplayed his strong opponent in this game:

[Event "Sanxenxo Carlos op"]
[Site "Sanxenxo"]
[Date "2009.06.23"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Recuero Guerra, David"]
[Black "Paunovic, Dragan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C41"]
[WhiteElo "2459"]
[BlackElo "2537"]
[PlyCount "78"]
[EventDate "2009.06.20"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "ESP"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2009.09.03"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. a4 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Re1
a5 9. h3 Nb6 10. Ba2 Nfd7 11. Be3 exd4 12. Qxd4 Nc5 13. Rad1 Be6 14. Bxe6 fxe6
15. e5 d5 16. Qg4 Qe8 17. b3 Nbd7 18. Ne2 h5 19. Qg3 Ne4 20. Qh2 Ndc5 21. Nfd4
Qg6 22. f3 Bg5 23. Bxg5 Qxg5 24. fxe4 Qe3+ 25. Kh1 Nxe4 26. Rf1 c5 27. Nxe6
Rxf1+ 28. Rxf1 Qxe2 29. Qg1 Qxf1 30. Qxf1 Ng3+ 31. Kg1 Nxf1 32. Kxf1 b6 33. Nc7
Rd8 34. c4 dxc4 35. bxc4 Kf7 36. Ke2 Rd4 37. e6+ Ke7 38. Nd5+ Kxe6 39. Nxb6 h4
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Re: The Modern Philidor Defence by Barsky
Reply #4 - 10/05/10 at 16:15:08
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In the pdf file is shown that he treats the 3 sacrifice possibilities in chapter 5.
Can anyone give a short overview about the variation he recommends against 6.dxe5?
  
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Re: The Modern Philidor Defence by Barsky
Reply #3 - 05/18/10 at 16:48:36
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Fromper wrote on 05/18/10 at 16:44:36:
Where are you seeing details about the contents?

There's a pdf here:

http://www.chess-stars.com/graphics/eshop/books_special/Philidor_contents.pdf
  

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Re: The Modern Philidor Defence by Barsky
Reply #2 - 05/18/10 at 16:44:36
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Stigma wrote on 05/18/10 at 16:11:04:
I see that he follows the time-honoured tradition I have complained about in Pirc books: Nothing on White's 2nd move alternatives to 2.d4...


Where are you seeing details about the contents?
  

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I see that he follows the time-honoured tradition I have complained about in Pirc books: Nothing on White's 2nd move alternatives to 2.d4...
  

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C41: The Modern Philidor Defence by Barsky
05/18/10 at 08:16:01
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