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Astonishing games pt 2: Philidor

Mar 25, 2012, 2:57 AM 1

Hello all in my last blog I had shown one of the oldest recorded games between Greco and N.N. In the 18th century there lived a chess player. The first genius Francois Andre Danican Philidor. Philidor first said that pawn was the essence of chess and showed that how easily an army of pawns could immobilize much larger pieces. Here are some examples of his brilliancy:


Here's another game to show Philidor's excellence:
Other than Philidor there lived another great Dr. Thomas Bowdler who popularised the double rook sacrifice with witch Adolf Anderssen played the immortal game in London 1851. In 1788 vs Conway Bowdler sacrificed two rooks to build a combination which instantly affected mate:
Next time in Blog 3 games of the 19th century and the rise of Anderssen will be shown...

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