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After Rg1, why can't white play exd when e5 becomes available for black's knight?
This seems a lot like the Scotch defense/opening....any thoughts out there?
"Let's make some more videos!" You freaking know it B.
funny video- I think this should be Beginner/Intermediate rather than all
Nice examples, thanks
Brilliant, thanks Ben!
Dueling commentary might be the best idea ever! That would be epic!
Agree with Ales - dueling commentary would be great!
Thanks for another video Ben!
Thanks Ben! I am really enjoying your videos. They are top knotch. Thanks for making so many. They make my membership worth it!
Mr. Finegold, whenever I play against the philidor, i usually get into the line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4, and I absolutel HATE IT!!! I would love it if you could make another video on the philidor about this line. Thanks for your videos!
Another informative and entertaining video. Thank you GM Finegold. Love this series.
This is sooo awesome!
Keep it up!
by GM Ben Finegold
People that play the Philidor - don't you just want to wipe them off the board? Now you can! An early g4 is always a quick shock to Black's system, and today you'll see why. An open g-file, pressure on f7, and the second-player's king in peril - what's not to like? Shirov laid the groundwork, Finegold filled in the gaps, and now you too can play Fire on Board and dispel the notion that the Philidor simplifies the game!
Philidor Defense (C41)
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GM Ben Finegold
A true "Chess Professional", Grandmaster Ben Finegold has been competing on the highest levels of chess for nearly 25 years. As a player Ben has won numerous major open events, including the 1994 and 2007 U.S. Opens, the 2002 World Open, and the 2005 and 2008 National Open Championships in Las Vegas. He has competed in 8 U.S. Closed Championships and was the first "GM in Residence" at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. His laid back, humorous teaching style is his trademark and he is excited to join the Chess.com Video Author Team!
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