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|Sep-01-11|| ||sfm: When asked about the greatest player of all time Larsen said something like: "Philidor! As I can think of no better way to evaluate that question, than to look at how much the greatest player of the time was ahead of their contemporaries".|
|Sep-07-12|| ||rapidcitychess: Years beyond his time...
Happy birthday, if you can hear me.
|Sep-07-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: WC Philidor, today you are remembered!
|Oct-31-12|| ||Conrad93: I don't think he years beyond his time, more like generations. His ideas are astoundingly modern.|
|May-21-13|| ||Expendable Asset: You can still obtain a copy of Philidor's book <Analysis of the Game of Chess> here: http://www.amazon.com/Analysis-Ches....|
Book description: <This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.>
|May-21-13|| ||ketchuplover: Happy birthday and RIP or vice-versa.|
|May-21-13|| ||brankat: <ketchuplover> <Happy birthday and RIP or vice-versa.> Apparently neither :-)|
FRANçOIS ANDRé PHILIDOR
(born Sep-07-1726, died Aug-31-1795) France
|Sep-07-13|| ||brankat: Today is the day.|
|Sep-07-13|| ||twinlark: <Conrad> Finally something to agree with! Indeed Philidor was ridiculously ahead of his time. The first deep thinker of the game.|
|Sep-07-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. To one of the best players who ever lived.|
|Jan-23-14|| ||Karpova: A question:
In his article on Philidor's Blindfold play on pages 202-206 of the July-August 1912 'Wiener Schachzeitung', Krejcik annotates these three games from a blindfold Simul:
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783
T Bowdler vs Philidor, 1783
Maseres vs Philidor, 1783
The games are introduced (p. 203) by a quote from the <London News-Papers vom 8. Mai 1785> and the first sentence reads <Gestern hat Philidor im Schach-Klub in der St. Jamesstreet [...].> which says that Philidor gave a 3-player blindfold Simul yesterday, i. e. May 7, 1785.
Now, the three games here are all dated 1783, only the one against Maseres more detailed as May 8, 1783.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C... has May 9, 1783, but without a source.
Von Mauvillon ('Anweisung zur Erlernung des Schach-Spiels, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf diejenigen, denen das Spiel durchaus unbekannt ist', 1827) has May 8, 1785: http://books.google.de/books?id=7iU...
http://www.chesscafe.com/text/kibit... has 1783, but the date May 8 appears questionable (perhaps Philidor drawing Brühl, beating Jennings and Erskine) and May 26 as the Brühl-Bowdler-Mazieres(Maseres) display according to the 'Whitehall Evening Post'.
<SBC> got a two-game blindfold Simul on May 8, 1783, against Brühl and Bowdler (and possibly Atwood): http://www.edochess.ca/batgirl/Phil... giving the very Brühl game.
So my question: Is 1783 or 1785 correct and what about the exact date? Is it May 8 only because of a newspaper of that day? I wouldn't be surprised if 1785 was a typo or Krejcik followed an incorrect, earlier source, but want to bring up this issue. In my opinion, it seems as if these games were played in May 1783. But the day may not be that clear.
|Jan-23-14|| ||thomastonk: <Karpova> I've the "Whitehall Evening Post" of May 27 - 29 (!?), 1783 before me. The text is:|
"Monday, at the Chess Club in St.James's street, Mr. Philidor performed one of those wonderful exhibitions for which he is so much celebrated. He played at the same time three different games without seeing either of the tables. His opponents were Compte Bruhl and Dr. Browdler (the two best players in London) and Mr. Mazieres. He defeated Compte Bruhl in an hour and twenty minutes, and Mr. Mazieres in two hours. Dr. Browdler reduced his game to a drawn battle in an hour and three quarters. [...]"
(I've left out the text that you can find in the kibitzer issue.)
There are no game scores.
The same article appeared in the "Morning Herald and Daily Advertiser" (London) on May 28, 1783.
|Jan-23-14|| ||Karpova: <thomastonk>
Thank you very much! As the 'Whitehall Evening Post' you quoted refers to Monday, it establishes the date of the 3-player blindfold Simul as May 26, 1783 - as this is the date of Monday of that week according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Grea...
|Mar-11-14|| ||offramp: If he were brought forward to the present day he'd need just a couple of minutes to catch up on theory then he'd be straight in settling the hash of these parvenus Carlsen, Aronian and their kith. LOL!|
|Jun-07-14|| ||Conrad93: How is the first name pronounced?|
|Jun-07-14|| ||TheFocus: Frankis.
French for frankencense.
|Jun-07-14|| ||Conrad93: Damn. I've been pronouncing it as Franco...
Oh, well. Lesson learned.
|Sep-07-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. chess master François André Philidor.|
|Dec-26-14|| ||TheFocus: <It is well-known that chess and music go well together, and many are those who have achieved unusual proficiency in both> - Tartakower.|
|Jan-22-15|| ||jnpope: Does anyone know of any chess database program that can correctly play through games at rook odds where the player castles toward the missing rook, such as in the following game? Note: slashes reversed in the FEN for posting.|
[FEN "rnbqkbnr\pp1ppppp\8\8\8\8\PPPPPPPP\1NBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 d6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.d3 exf4 7.Bxf4 Qb6 8.Bxf7+ Ke7 9.Bb3 Na5 10.Nbd2 Re8 11.Qe2 Kd8 12.h3 Bxf3 13.Qxf3 Be7 14.0-0-0 Rhf8 15.Be3 Qc7 16.Ba4 Nd7 17.Qe2 a6 18.b4 Nc6 19.Kb2 Bf6 20.d4 Kc8 21.Bc2 b5 22.a4 Qb7 23.Bd3 Kc7 24.Ra1 Rb8 25.Kc2 bxa4 26.Bxa6 Nxb4+ 27.cxb4 Qxb4 28.Rb1 Qa3 29.Qc4+ Kd8 30.Rxb8+ Nxb8 31.Qc8+ Ke7 32.Qc7+ Nd7 33.Bb5 Rd8 34.Bf2 Bg5 35.Qc3 Qxc3+ 36.Kxc3 Bxd2+ 37.Kxd2 Ra8 38.Bh4+ Ke8 39.Kc2 h6 40.Be1 Ke7 41.e5 d5 42.Bb4+ Ke6 43.Kb2 Nxe5 44.dxe5 Rb8 45.Ka3 Rxb5 46.Kxa4 Rxb4+ 47.Kxb4 Kxe5 «Chess Studies: Comprising One Thousand Games, 1844, p51» 0-1
Even though they start out with the correct position, both ChessBase and the Arena software I have will create a rook out of thin air after White castles.
|Mar-19-15|| ||vonKrolock: The complete opera "Tom Jones" sung in English and performed in 1995 at the Stockholm theatre that was reopened in 1766 (!) after a fire seriously damaged it three years before ... In three acts, respectively|
This work can be appreciated as a piece of theatre with music in the elegant style of Philidor, who wants to compare with the original French text, can find video trailers of the Lausanne performance (already in this century) here ...
... and a pair of excerpts staged last year in Montpellier here
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <A pawn, when separated from his fellows, will seldom or never make a fortune> - Francois-Andre Danican Philidor.|
|May-11-15|| ||TheFocus: <It is always advantageous to exchange your king's bishop pawn for the king's pawn, since this leads to the seizure of the centre and, in addition, to the opening of a file for the rook>. - Francois-Andre Danican Philidor.|
|May-19-15|| ||TheFocus: <If a poor musician had come upon him ... The extreme kindheartedness and absence of Philidor knew no resistance to the appeal for charity, and precluded all discrimination of means. He gave whatever he could lay his hands on - coat, hat, shoes ...> (on Philidor) - George Allen.|
|May-22-15|| ||zanzibar: Uh, I thought <CG> only used ascii-characters in the player names, right?!|
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