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François André Philidor vs NN
Unknown (1790)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Cozio Variation (C33)  ·  1-0


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Apr-25-03  tulkos: A smashing attacking game, both players throw caution to the winds and charge at the opponents king--- quite a game!
Apr-27-04  PawnPoet: Love the finishing combo!
Sep-05-04  Knight13: I love the ending!
Sep-06-04  Knight13: White should played 3. Nf3.
Sep-06-04  Nomen Nescio: <Knight> Why? White won, as have many without playing 3.Nf3 3.Bc4 is very playable.
May-30-06  prinsallan: 39.... Qxc6 is not a very good idea is it.
Black creates a passed pawn for White, which in the end will cause the loss of this game. Wouldn't 39... Qe7 be better for Black?

Comments anyone?

May-21-07  AbhinavAsthana: <knight13:White should played 3. Nf3.> There is no reason for white when he is playing the King's Gambit, to ignore the beautiful Bishop's gambit. Of course, 3.Nf3 is stronger, but 3.Bc4 is equally good. Actually by tempting black to play 3...Qh4+, white gains a very good play and black can only hope for equality. The disappearance of this beautiful opening in tournaments is not because of it's imaginary inoffensiveness but because of lack of PROPER theory.
May-21-07  AbhinavAsthana: <prinsallan: 39.... Qxc6 is not a very good idea is it............Wouldn't 39... Qe7 be better for Black? Comments anyone?>
Good Point. But I don't think 39...Qe7 is a good reply. Suppose 39...Qe7,
then 40.e5!! dxe5 d6! and white wins easily threatening mate. What Black does in this case is sacrificing his queen or rook:)
May-21-07  AbhinavAsthana: 38.f5! is a very well calculated move. Note that had white played 38.Qc6 before playing 38.f5, then black would have easily mated in 3 by Qh3+ followed by Rg2+ and Qh1#
Nov-29-07  nimh: Rybka 2.4 mp, AMD X2 2.01GHz, 10 min per move, threshold 0.33:

Philidor 9 mistakes:
6.d4 -0.24 (6.Nc3 0.16)
9.Kf2 1.01 (9.Nd5 1.93)
19.b4 1.71 (19.Qb3 2.36)
24.d5 1.50 (24.Nd3 3.45)
29.Bd4 0.30 (29.Rh5 1.31)
31.Kf3 0.40 (31.e5 0.98)
34.Rxc8+ 1.98 (34.Qc4 3.36)
36.Rc1+ 0.71 (36.Qc2+ 1.99)
40.dxc6 0.48 (40.Rxc6 2.38)

NN 18 mistakes:
6...g5 0.20 (6...Nc6 -0.24)
7...Qh5 0.48 (7...Bxf3 0.14)
8...h6 1.93 (8...Nc6 0.48)
10...Qg6 2.38 (10...Ne7 1.13)
13...Qd8 2.37 (13...Qe7 1.62)
15...Qd7 2.02 (15...Nf6 1.55)
19...c6 2.51 (19...Nf6 1.71)
26...Ne5 1.27 (26...Ne7 0.82)
30...Qe7 0.98 (30...Rdg8 0.55)
32...Rg6 0.77 (32...f5 0.16)
33...Rhg8 3.36 (33...Qd7 0.78)
37...Qd7 1.20 (37...Rg8 0.81)
39...Qxc6 2.38 (39...Qe7 1.39)
40...Kc7 1.58 (40...h5 0.48)
41...h5 1.60 (41...b5 1.20)
43...Rh7 9.04 (43...b5 1.62)
44...b5 11.55 (44...h4 8.92)
45...Kb6 #18 (45...h4 10.43)

Feb-23-09  WhiteRook48: the 5...Bg4 move seems very master-like
Apr-29-09  just a kid: I love how Philidor exploits the weakness of Black's light squares.
Sep-02-09  kooley782: Nice game! I like Philidor's signature pawn marches! I guess he practices what he preaches!
Sep-25-15  jnpope: Instructional game given by Philidor in <Analyse du jeu des Échecs>, 1750, pp70-75. Philidor does not identify either player.
Jun-02-16  juanhernandez: brilliant game !!!
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