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philidor62570
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philidor56
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PhilidorKing1982
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  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge in our beautiful game. Was i... | Read More

  • Links to the Past II

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays to put on an apron and gloves, wal... | Read More

  • The Best Pawn Moves Ever

    This article concludes our exploration of the best moves played by each chess piece throughout history. To my surprise, the tiniest guys in chess provided so much material that I have to agree with the great Philidor that "pawns are... | Read More

  • Blindfold Art

    Convergences: Miles of String  by Marcel Duchampfrom the "First Papers of Surrealism" exhibition New York 1942, for the benefit of the French war relief societiesPhoto by John Schiff hangs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Untitled scul... | Read More

  • Beating Your Nemesis

    Rivalaries are often born through circumstances that extend beyond the game. An intense, winner-take-all game, a misplayed Smith-Mora, a Twitter battle, or even a swift kick to your shin under the table — All might be enough to point yo... | Read More


    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 23rd of Aug 2016 12:30 - 403 Juan Carlos Betancur (1.0,1454) v philidor_position (1.0,1512)  Tue 23rd of Aug 2016 13:00 - 803 SirIvan... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 22, 2016
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    • Week of August 22, 2016

      Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the Week of August 22, 2016:  2016/08 League Qualifier Round 3 - August 22-28   101 Scrover (2.0,1395) vs. Arokiya Visaesh (2.0,1691)  102 Norm (2.0,1266) vs. Hunter Davis (2.0,1407... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 21, 2016
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    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Tue 16th of Aug 2016 12:00 - 109 Chessfromsquareone (0.0,1633) v BlueAlps (0.0,1357)  Tue 16th of Aug 2016 15:00 - 802 drowsy80 (0.0,1539... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 16, 2016
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    • Week of August 15, 2016

      Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the Week of August 15, 2016:  2016/08 League Qualifier Round 2 - August 15-21 101 kavya sharma (0.0,1880) vs. rachitdaiya (0.0,1884)  102 Vincent (0.0,1733) vs. Sluce (0.0,1727)  103 A... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Aug 14, 2016
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    • Philidor & Lopez Countergambit Variation Tree | Position-by-position Computer Analysis

      1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 1.     3.Bc4 f5  1.     4.d3 1.     4...Be7 2.     4...c6 1.     5.a4 2.     5.exf5 Bxf5 3.     5.Nc3 4.     5.0-0 3.     4...Nc6 1.     5.Nc3 2.     5.Ng5 Nh6 ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Dunst Opening

    • 10 Reads
    • | 10 Reads

    The Dunst Opening is a chess opening where White opens with the move: 1. Nc3This fairly uncommon opening may have more names than any other: it is also called the Heinrichsen Opening, Baltic Opening, van Geet's Opening, Sleipnir Opening,... Read More »

  • Checkmate

    • 124 Reads
    • | 124 Reads

    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

    • 5 Reads
    • | 5 Reads

    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

    • 25 Reads
    • | 25 Reads

    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 »