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Philidor Defense Ideas
Compiled by fredthebear
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New moves in Philidor Defense, variations and it's cousins.

Fredthebear did not originate this collection. Thank you Vodochka for providing this collection. Fredthebear will contaminate this collection with various games!

* Black ...d6 Resources: Game Collection: 1...d6. A very interesting opening with no name

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 0-1 Sac destroys a defender
S F Smith vs Koltanowski, 1927 
(C22) Center Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def. Hanham (C41) 1-0 Wait to take NxP at right time
Koltanowski vs Denhaene, 1931 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def Lopez Countergambit (C41) 0-1 The Big Clamp 4Blk
NN vs Philidor, 1749  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Pile on the pin end
Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

equalising in theoretical line
Judit Polgar vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

blunder by white
M Al Sayed vs Jobava, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 11 moves, 0-1

...h6 new idea, to be looked at
R Felgaer vs Jobava, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

equalising in main line
Ivanchuk vs Azmaiparashvili, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Defense 3...e5, 5.QxQd8 KxQ (B07) 0-1 Pins, N vs B ending
F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense/Philidor (B07) 1/2-1/2 Early Q exchange on d-file
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Jobava, 2014
(B07) Pirc, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Defense/Philidor (B07) 1/2-1/2 Early Q exchange on d-file
Sutovsky vs Akobian, 2010 
(B07) Pirc, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor / Pirc Defense (B09) 0-1 Central roller
G Mammadzada vs I Furtado, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 55 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening / Delayed Philidor Def. (A00) 1-0 OCB ending
M Gonzalez Nunez vs M Matto, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 76 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41) 0-1 Early Q exchange, R to 2nd
J C Meyer vs Tal, 1988 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 25 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Black resigned (pin) w/a winning pos
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 White keeps improving
T Revo vs M Arribas, 2012
(C41) Philidor Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense w/Kside Fio (C41) 1-0Pretty finish despite pin
A V Kovalev vs H Stevic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def (C41) 0-1early g4 & Q sac makes interesting scrap
D Cornette vs S Milliet, 2011 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense 5.g4 Nxg4 (C41) 0-1 Knight ending
Li Chao vs V Malaniuk, 2010 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 1/2-1/2!! Stay calm, and carry on...
Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense: Exchange Var (C41) 1-0 Notes by J. Lowenthal
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Var(C29) 0-1 Early Ps eat Ns
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1876  
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: East Indian Def (E00) 0-1 Fishin' Pole Spearhead
Korchnoi vs E Chick, 1974 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Philidor Ex/ Scotch / Italian 2Knts Def. Open Var (C55) 1-0 Pin
R Snyder vs Gordon, 1973 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern (A01) 0-1 Development must not lag
B Wall vs R Uy, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 15 moves, 0-1

11. Nxe5! is a decoy that sets up a discovered attack win
Nimzowitsch vs G Marco, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: English Rat (A41)  1-0 Wrong exchange sequence
F Visier Segovia vs Tal, 1977 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 39 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Less common # on diagonal
Short vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def 7.f3 (C41) 0-1 Smashing the Qside; whiteshark poem
Hector vs Barbero, 1991 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def. Exchange (C41) 0-1 Examine ALL checks!!
Rauzer vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

G5 in Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters by Edward Lasker
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

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