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EccentricPhilidor
EccentricPhilidor
Location: Dreux, France
Joined: 12/14/14
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marbiscuit
marbiscuit
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Universal-Philidor
Universal-Philidor
Location: United States
Joined: 7/3/14
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PhilidorDanican
PhilidorDanican
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Joined: 6/19/14
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chessvirtual
chessvirtual
Location: Chillán, Chile, Chile
Joined: 5/20/14
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    • Winawer Variation 7. Qg4 Qc7 8. Bd3 c4 [C18]

      After 7. Qg4 Qc7 in the main line, the move 8. Bd3 is undergoing a revival. We'll probably be seeing this move a lot more after Parimarjan Negi recommended it in his 1. e4 repertoire book. Van Haastert-Rozentalis, Bilbao 2014, saw 8...c4 9. Be2 N... | Read More

    • Analysis of the Game of Chess (2014)

      Disclaimer to the reader: This is my translation of Danican André Philidor's (1726-1795) masterwork (Analyse du jeu des échecs) to modern day english (2014) with dynamic examples. The original source document was written in French and was transl... | Read More

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    • Top Chess Players in History: #4 Wilhelm Steinitz

      Previous Player: #3 Francois-Andre Philidor Next Player: #5 Johannes Zukertort Wilhelm Steinitz (May 17, 1836 - August 12, 1900)Country: Austria/USA Highest World Ranking: #1 Highest Rating: 2826 Known as the “Austrian Morphy”, Wilhelm... | Read More

    • Top Chess Players in History: #3 Francois-Andre Philidor

      Previous Player: #2 Adolf Anderssen Next Player: #4 Wilhelm Steinitz Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 - August 31, 1795)Country: France  Highest World Ranking: #1 In a time when chess was still in it’s infancy of being ... | Read More

    • Top Chess Players in History: #2 Adolf Anderssen

      Previous Player: #1 Paul MorphyNext Player: #3 Francois-Andre Philidor Adolf Anderssen (July 16, 1818 - March 13, 1879)Country: Germany  Highest World Ranking: #1 Highest Rating: 2744 The pioneer of amazing attacks and brilliant sacrifices... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Checkmate

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    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 »