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Philidor Defence

François-André Danican Philidor (1726–1795) is the name associated with the defence 2... d6, in which Black adopts a completely different way to protect his king’s pawn from those e5-openings in which the latter is protected by 2...Nc6. In the Philidor System the queen’s pawn supports the e5-pawn with the help of the queen’s knight from d7, which avoids any pin by Bb5. Black then goes on to develop his kingside with ...Nf6, ...Be7 and ...0-0 without being disrupted and finally completes his solid setup with ...c6 and then ...Qc7. His intention is to hang on to the e5-point.

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The Black Lion - an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense
The Black Lion - an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense
by Simon Williams
The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 – and now Black wants to attack with an early ...g5.
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The Philidor Defence
The Philidor Defence
by Alexei Shirov
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The Fighting Philidor
The Fighting Philidor
by Viktor Bologan
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