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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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A Surprise Weapon against the Philidor Defence
A Surprise Weapon against the Philidor Defence
The move suggested in this 60 minutes course is 5.Rg1, with the idea g4. The plus side is that you still get all the g4 ideas without losing a pawn.
by Nico Zwirs
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The Black Lion - an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense
The Black Lion - an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense
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 Fighting Philidor
The Fighting Philidor
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The Philidor Defence
The Philidor Defence
by Alexei Shirov
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