10158 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I keep seeing this move. A flight square for the king or...?
I don't play for or against the philidor but a lot people would probably be scared of the double attack on f7 if Ng5 happens, h6 prevents this.
Also it allows Nf6 without the eventual Bg5 pin on the knight.
I'm not sure how good this move is though, if I had to play from 3.. I would probably play 3..f4 or 3..Nc6 but again i don't play this opening at all.
These aren't Philidor players. They are beginning players who happen to be playing a Philidor. They'd roll out the same panicky move in the Italian.
They want to prepare Nf6 but nobody told them that 3...Be7 does the same job without wasting a move.
Both Boomhouse and duck_and_cover are correct in my opinion
h6 is a common theoretical move don't ask me why i'm no expert in the philidors defense but yes be7 does the same thing and by the looks of theory you can completely omit h6 and be more efficient with your moves
It's purely there to stop Ng5 because they're had bad experiences with fried liver attacks I guess
Bc4 is actually the 2nd most played move after d4.
Making the Chess.com Forums Better
by RonaldJosephCote 3 minutes ago
A Missed Opportunity of Winning
by TalCarlsen 6 minutes ago
Astounding Positional Sacrifice - Mikhail Tal's Trainer
by nameno1had 6 minutes ago
Average time per move
by Zsofia_D 8 minutes ago
Steinitz vs Morphy
by SmyslovFan 9 minutes ago
[HURT HEAL] Queen Pawn Openings w/o 1...d5
by MCFan 12 minutes ago
Sicilian Grand Prix as black
by AzianRice 13 minutes ago
Rate the username above
by abhisek_dutta 13 minutes ago
Forum population half life
by pelly13 14 minutes ago
LOCKED 270 degree !
by Sendi_Purwanto 14 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!