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White Reversed Philidor Indians Old and Young
Compiled by fredthebear

White plays some order of Nf3, d3, e4 and Be2 instead of Bg2. Some might call it an Old Indian Attack Formation (aka Inverted Hanham). Some famous players have used it occasionally.

This will be really slooow going for White as Nf3, d3, e4, and Be2 games do not have their own specific ECO code (which speaks poorly of the opening). White games w/Be2 are usually misidentified as King's Indian Attack. As always, I have included some hybrids, distant cousins, perverted mutts, and off-track examples as well.

Some Black games will be included in here to add some flavor since they are far more common, better identified and analyzed.

Mieses Opening 1.d3 (A00) 1-0 Deflection / Remove the Defender
J Henningsen vs R Borik, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 7 moves, 1-0

K Pawn Leonardis Var (C20) 1/2-1/2Instructive manuevers to R EG
J Ingvason vs J Hardarson, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reversed Philidor vs French Def (C00) 0-1 Greco's Mate
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Reversed Philidor vs French Def (C00) 1-0Black keeps N pair
I Bilek vs W Golz, 1960
(C00) French Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

French vs KIA/Reversed Philidor (C00) 1-0 Heavy pieces action
Capablanca vs J Grommer, 1913 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

French Def vs Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 Closed Cntr
D Pass vs A Scheffner, 1999
(B40) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 vs Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 Dbl B Sac
J Horvath vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1981 
(C00) French Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

FrenchNc6 vs Rev Phili Backward b-pawn bites Caruana's buttocks
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

French Bg7 vs Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 B&N vs R EG
C Cave vs J M Santa Torres, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 104 moves, 0-1

French Bg7 vs Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 Space advan
Onkemetse Francis vs P De Leon, 2014
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

K Pawn Game: Tayler Opening (C44) 1-0 White N squeezes out edge
Jobava vs Kamsky, 2014 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Standard Kingside Attack You Should Know -- Closed Dbl K Pawn
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Lion/Philidor Defense (A00) 1-0 Bxf7+ sac then bone in throat
E Reinhardt vs Reiss, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Mieses Opening: Reversed Rat (A00) 0-1 Bad kNight!
A Natri vs H Kallio, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Anderssen Opening / Reversed Philidor Def (A00) 1-0Remove the G
Jan Wijma vs S Cats, 2000 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening (A00) 0-1 I hesitate to include this one
J Naylor vs P Gayson, 2012
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

Zukertort /d6 Dutch or Dbl K-Pawn 3 Knights? (A04) 1-0Discovery
Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: The Potato (A06) 1-0 Discovered check bites
E Karahaliou vs E Georgopoulou, 1997 
(A06) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Ware Opening: Meadow Hay Trap (A00) 1-0 Black got punked
A Smirnov vs V Shepelev, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1Notes by Dr. Tarrasch; like witchcraft
Marshall vs Lasker, 1914  
(A53) Old Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1Down the exchange, N on 6th delivers!
V Osnos vs M Shofman, 1970 
(A53) Old Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1906 
(A53) Old Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def Ukrainian (A54) 0-1Exchange sac for connected Ps
Aganalian vs Petrosian, 1945 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 34 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Defense: Two Knights (A54) 1-0 N forks take Q
C Van Tilbury vs D K Johansen, 2002 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1/2-1/2 Solid; minors dance
W So vs D Andreikin, 2010 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Take My Rooks by Minev and Seirawan
Stein vs Birbrager, 1966 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Play The Caro-Kann: Varnusz
Ljubojevic vs D Ciric, 1975
(B10) Caro-Kann, 49 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Variation (B10) 1-0
Gufeld vs Smyslov, 1975 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Simul giveaway
Kasparov vs J Firor, 1995 
(B50) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55) 1-0 Ng7?! fails
B Carlier vs R Burton, 1987 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit, Pseudo 4 Knights (C40) 1-0 Smothered Mate Mini
Kranzle vs Krause, 1939 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs Dutch (A04) 1-0 Too many Black pawn moves
Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Variation (C29) 0-1 Avoid the N fork
Dahne vs O Cordel, 1887 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, French Variation (B40) 1-0 He gave her away
L Bruzon Batista vs Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1More exchanges, gain space, penetrate
Y Ramsingh vs Short, 1983 
(C01) French, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Classical. Quiet System (B08) 1-0 P lever restricts
Kasparov vs A Sendur, 1976 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

C-K Def: Breyer Variation (B10) 1-0 Dual Queen Sacrifices
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

A sound anti-sicilian that uses G4 to start an attack.
Nezhmetdinov vs L Shamkovich, 1954 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Greco Gambit (C53)1-0 2 Rook lifts w/N
Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 1-0

Brazen: A classic Q sac, then a N sac followed by a pawn mate
N Kosolapov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

French Def vs KIA/Reversed Philidor(C00) 0-1Black crossfires f2
Andrey Orlov vs Y Kruppa, 2000
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

French, Two Knights Var (C00) 0-1 Swap Q's, gain space
T M Mok vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack 5.Be2>Bb3 (B23) 1-0 Crossfire w/Qh4
N Minev vs Doda, 1963
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Macleod Attack (C20) 0-1 Be2 isn't so good in open games.
F Blaszczyk vs E Chaussard, 2000
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Bowlder Attk (B20) 0-1 What occurs after an exchange?
H Bailey vs Keene, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Maroczy Var. f4 vs f6 (B02) 1-0 French-like
L Day vs L Williams, 1979 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 Promotion checkmate is coming!
W Schmidt vs Z Djukic, 1983 
(A53) Old Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.Be2?! (C20) 0-1 It was not the fault of the opening.
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1895 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: French Advance (B40) 1/2-1/2
Glek vs Votava, 2000
(B40) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tayler Opening 3.Be2 (C44) 0-1 Similar finish to Old Kentucky
I Abraham vs G Janny, 1923 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attk f4-Nf3-Be2 (B23) 1-0 Closed breakthru
L Day vs J Yoos, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Nakamura punished for 2.Qh5?!
Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def. 4...b6 vs. KIA (C00) 0-1Structure crumbles; K walk
Skripchenko vs A Maric, 2000
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Castle oppos, hit 6th
Baklan vs V S Spasov, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Maroczy Var (B02) 0-1 Penetrate weak squares
L Day vs G Antunac, 1981 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Russian Game d3 (C42) 0-1Concentrate power & get the Q in close
O Hagberg vs Carlsen, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def (B20) 0-1 Be2 Big Clamp disappears quickly
W Arencibia vs Akopian, 1993 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 Black chews up White
M de Jong vs P Prohaszka, 2011
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 0-1

K Pawn: Macleod Attack (C20) 0-1 BxNf3 gxB allows Qh3
Rives vs Staunton, 1853 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

S Voitsekhovsky vs I Khairullin, 2013 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 0-1

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