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philidor56
philidor56
Location: lorient, France
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Philidor54
Philidor54
Location: Sudbury, Canada
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philidordefence
philidordefence
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Philidor00
Philidor00
Location: Santa Barbara, United States
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PHILIDOR-A
PHILIDOR-A
Location: Dreux, France, France
Joined: 7/31/15
Last Online: 2/14/16
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  • Capt. Bertin's Gambit

         The Cunningham Defense in the King's Gambit Accepted begins 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7.  White moves the Bishop to give his King a place to go with 4. Bc4.  If Black continues with the threatened 4... Bh4+ ... | Read More

  • Deja Vu In Endgames

    Do you ever see a chess position and have a strong feeling that you've seen it before? No, I am not talking about opening positions, that you see again and again and again in every single tournament (damn you, the Berlin variation!). And I am no... | Read More

  • Walker

    George  Walker    George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess.  As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | Read More

  • Professor of Chess

    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1819)      Jacob Henry Sarratt, born in 1772, worked primarily as schoolmaster but was much better known for his avocations which, of course, included chess.      After Philidor's death, Verdoni (along with Leg... | Read More

  • Links to the Past

    This is the week of Halloween, a time when we dust the cobwebs, ressurect the dead and free the whispy ghosts of the departed.I thought this would be an appropriate time to open my own vault into the not-so-distant past with links to what has c... | Read More


    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Upcoming Games Schedule Mon 8th of Feb 2016 22:00 - 101 xjian77 (1.0,2011) v Paul Postma (1.0,1422)  Tue 9th of Feb 2016 08:00 - 107 Serge Ledan (0.0,1398) v Sub... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Feb 8, 2016
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    • Week of February 8, 2016

      Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the Week of February 1, 2016:  2016/02 League Qualifier Round 1Round 2Round 3 Round 1 - Feb 1-7 101 tomek188 (0.0,1896) vs. Wing-T (0.0,1876)  102 Kar Elus (0.0,1749) vs. Ian (0.0,18... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Feb 8, 2016
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    • Upcoming Games

      Watch for upcoming Slow Chess League games on the live chess server this week:   Wed 3rd of Feb 2016 08:00 - 402 StandardPlayer42 (0.0,1757) v kikienpassant (0.0,1712)Wed 3rd of Feb 2016 10:00 - 207 Juan Carlos Betancur (0.0,1416) v luncorl-x (... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Feb 3, 2016
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    • Week of February 1, 2016

      Pairings for the Slow Chess League have been posted for the week of February 1, 2016:   2016/02 League Qualifier 101 tomek188 (0.0,1896) vs. Wing-T (0.0,1876)102 Kar Elus (0.0,1749) vs. Ian (0.0,1800)  103 Bondguy (0.0,1704) vs. plato (0.0... | Read More

      • SirIvanhoe
      • | Feb 2, 2016
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    • Piccolo manuale di aperture scacchistiche

      Contenutio Partite di Gioco Aperto (1 e4, e5)o Partite di Gioco Semiaperto (1 e4, non e5)o Partite di Gioco Chiuso (1 d4, d5)o Partite di Gioco Semichiuso (1 d4, non d5)o Partite di Pedone d’Alfiere (1 c4 oppure 1 f4)o Partite Irregolari (qualun... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Checkmate

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    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

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    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

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    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 »

  • Antoshin, Vladimir

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    Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin (ahn-TOE-sheen) was born on May 14, 1929 in Moscow. In 1954, he was part of the Soviet team that won the silver medal in first ever Student Chess Olympiad in Oslo.  He played 1st reserve.  Korchnoi played board 1.... Read More »