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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.