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PHILIDOR-A
PHILIDOR-A
Location: Dreux, France, France
Joined: 7/31/15
Last Online: 8/26/15
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philidor-ap
philidor-ap
Location: Greece
Joined: 5/9/15
Last Online: 8/30/15
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ModernPhilidor
ModernPhilidor
Location: International
Joined: 2/13/15
Last Online: 8/14/15
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EccentricPhilidor
EccentricPhilidor
Location: Dreux, France
Joined: 12/14/14
Last Online: 12/14/14
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marbiscuit
marbiscuit
Location: United States
Joined: 10/23/14
Last Online: 11/17/14
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  • Mementos of Morphy

    Paul Morphy circa 1858      I had come across this blurb in an 1886 edition of the "British Chess Magazine" under the sub-title, "Foreign News" :      The estate of the late Paul Morphy was sold by auction on July 24th, and among th... | Read More

  • An Hour With Morphy

         This article was published in the "British Chess Magazine" three months after Paul Morphy's death.  It was obviously written as a memorial to Morphy and meant to showcase his genius as well as an attempt to explain his winning techniques... | Read More

  • Almost a Champion

         To the chess-players of England the 18th century was just a fading memory.  Philidor had died and Verdoni, a man with a forgotten first name, took up his reins as professional at Parsloe's in London until he himself died in 1804.  At th... | Read More

  • Mr. Bone

    Mr. Bone(Aug. 31, 1810 - Dec. 14, 1874)       William Bone, along with the Rev. Horatio Bolton, is considered to have been one of the two best early English chess problemists.  John Augustus Miles, a problemist (who knew them both and stu... | Read More

  • Reader Questions: Agenda, Study, And Analysis

    From time to time I put together various reader questions and comments (while ignoring the, “Die Silman Die!” raves) and share them with the good folks on Chess.com. I try to give a heady mix of subjects so that there will be a bit of ... | Read More


    • pawn breaks + two connected passed pawns

      in the spirite of Philidor :D sorry for my bad english | Read More

      • danie33
      • | Aug 23, 2015
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    • Third Chess Lesson (8/12)

      1. Seven Types of Imbalances Material: having a larger and/or bigger army than your opponent. Note that larger does not always mean better; for example, if one player has one rook and the other three pawns, the player with the rook has the advant... | Read More

    • "How Do We Get Better?"

      "How do we get better?" "Uh...Follow the Golden Rule?" (The Pope is coming here to Philadelphia soon, so maybe he is a better one to ask...) After the "Q&A With Coach Heisman" show the above question was nominated by a viewer as best questi... | Read More

      • danheisman
      • | Aug 8, 2015
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    • The Art of Attack in Chess 960

      Adolf Anderson stated “Attack, always attack.” Some players, even some Grand Masters, even some world champions (such as Mikhail Tal) just can’t resist being on the attack. However, many strong players, especially world champions, like Phili... | Read More

    • The ECO First 5 Volumes

      A White first moves other than 1.e4, 1.d4 (A00–A39) 1.d4 without 1...d5 or 1...Nf6: Atypical replies to 1.d4 (A40–A44) 1.d4 Nf6 without 2.c4: Atypical replies to 1...Nf6 (A45–A49) 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 without 2...e6 or 2...g6: Atypical Indian syst... | Read More

      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Aug 5, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Checkmate

    • 68 Reads
    • | 68 Reads

    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • Legal Trap

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    The Legal Trap is a trap that ocurs in the Philidor Defence.  It ocurs when Black tries to pin a knight to the queen. Black is down a pawn with no compensation.   Sometimes, h3 is not necessary. This example shows an example of t... Read More »

  • Cafe de Regence

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    Perhaps the most famous of coffee house where chess was played.   This coffee house was opened up in Paris in1718.  Chess players from Café Procope moved to the Café de la Regence.  Around 1740 chess players gathered there to play chess.  P... Read More »

  • Alekhine, Alexander

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    Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the winner of the first Soviet Chess Championship (1920) and the only man to die while holding the world chess championship.  He learned chess from his older brother Alexei (1888-1939).  He studied law at the S... Read More »

  • Antoshin, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin (ahn-TOE-sheen) was born on May 14, 1929 in Moscow. In 1954, he was part of the Soviet team that won the silver medal in first ever Student Chess Olympiad in Oslo.  He played 1st reserve.  Korchnoi played board 1.... Read More »