10015 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!
After Rg1, why can't white play exd when e5 becomes available for black's knight?
This seems a lot like the Scotch defense/opening....any thoughts out there?
"Let's make some more videos!" You freaking know it B.
funny video- I think this should be Beginner/Intermediate rather than all
Nice examples, thanks
Brilliant, thanks Ben!
Dueling commentary might be the best idea ever! That would be epic!
Agree with Ales - dueling commentary would be great!
Thanks for another video Ben!
Thanks Ben! I am really enjoying your videos. They are top knotch. Thanks for making so many. They make my membership worth it!
who was white for second game
Mr. Finegold, whenever I play against the philidor, i usually get into the line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4, and I absolutel HATE IT!!! I would love it if you could make another video on the philidor about this line. Thanks for your videos!
Great video. Please also make a video about e4 e5 nf3 nc6
by GM Ben Finegold
People that play the Philidor - don't you just want to wipe them off the board? Now you can! An early g4 is always a quick shock to Black's system, and today you'll see why. An open g-file, pressure on f7, and the second-player's king in peril - what's not to like? Shirov laid the groundwork, Finegold filled in the gaps, and now you too can play Fire on Board and dispel the notion that the Philidor simplifies the game!
Philidor Defense (C41)
Related: Beating Your Nemesis: Smashing the Sicilian
Melik Suggests: Roller Coaster Ride!
My Repetoire: Playing Philidor!
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
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!