Learn the Philidor Defense...and how to play against it!
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Learn the Philidor Defense...and how to play against it!

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We're continuing on with our ChessPathways.com "Openings" series with the Philidor Defense!

Almost every chess player has encountered the Philidor Defense at some point. This opening isn't popular at Super-GM level these days, but it's better than its reputation! Black gets a solid position and both sides have a lot of options - from the solid Exchange Variation to the wild Shirov Gambit and Philidor Countergambit!

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