Philidor's Pawn Revolution: Chess Games That Changed History

Aug 24, 2018
13 min
Before the great Philidor came along with his pronouncement that "pawns are the soul of chess," positional play was rare. Now we know that much of chess strategy derives from Philidor's pawns, and here is a game that changed the course of chess history. *The challenge questions Anna references will be available soon in a new feature.*