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philidor's defense

Oct 8, 2009, 7:08 PM 4
The modern era of chess begins with Philidor's positional analysis of the openings. Though he died in the 18th century, his was the most widely printed book in chess history. In this historically interesting game Philidor actually demonstrates the power of a superior pawn formation, confirming his famous maxim: "Pawns are the soul of chess."

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