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François André Philidor vs NN
Unknown (1790)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Cunningham Defense Bertin Gambit (C35)  ·  0-1



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Dec-19-02  ughaibu: Pawntificator: Thanks. A nice game too.
Nov-06-03  fred lennox: Philidor getting a taste of his own medicine.
Feb-17-04  Whitehat1963: NN opens a keg against Philidor!
Apr-28-04  iron maiden: NN's first victory ever in chess. And about time; he was only 200 years old! :-)
Aug-01-04  Knight13: NN won! I can't believe it!
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  vonKrolock: and 39...g2 is brilliant! good victory for the young NN
Aug-13-04  TheGreatNN: Young? I was over 200 years old then. But thank you! This came as a relief after getting my ass kicked so much by Greco.
Aug-29-04  morphy234: <TheGreatNN>This came as a relief after getting my ass kicked so much by Greco.<TheGreatNN>


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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Amazing! None other than The Great NN was the one who taught Philidor the importance of pawn play! You must be very proud of yourself--and rightly so.
Jan-09-05  oxxo: three cheers for the NN! hip hip..
Jan-31-05  GreenDayGuy: <oxxo> Hooray! Absolutely brilliant.
Aug-20-06  syracrophy: After 45.Kd2 Qf4+ and it's curtains down...

<TheGreatNN> LOL

Oct-04-06  gauer: Philidor vs NN, 1790 Looks like one of these two got their revenge. I wonder which was played first, and if NN had a dual identity vs Philidor.
Mar-01-07  Themofro: Why did Philidor trade queens? You'd think that as strong a player as Philidor would realize that 3 connected, unnoposed passed pawns would have been much stronger than his knight. Good game by NN though.
Jan-29-08  HNP: Sorry to disappoint you NN fans, but I'm sure Philidor was Black in this game! Or else NN is doing a remarkable impersonation of Philidor, the great marshall of pawn phalanxes.

In the game, White (whoever it is) could have tried 30.Nf3 but after 30...Rxg6 31.Bxf6 Bg4 he still loses. Best was 30.Rxg2 Rxg2+ 31.Rxg2 hxg2 32. Kxg2 Rh3 33. Nb1 Re3 34.Kf2 Re7 35. Na3 and Black still has work to do.

Jan-29-08  Open Defence: even then I hope does not change it after all NN deserves a win
May-20-08  Mate Hunter: Another game where NN wins over Philidor...

Also see this game:
Philidor vs NN, 1790

Oct-12-08  just a kid: You'd think Philidor was applying the pawn attack.
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: Go NN!!
Aug-06-09  ariel el luchador: This game it´s not true this game is analizaded in the book writing by philidor, the another game of cunimhang variation and the game played in 1749 not are real,they are games invented by philidor it´s a pitty my english it´s very bad sorry ,EN ESPAÑOL:La partida de 1749 y las partidas perdidas por Filidor de la variante Cunnigham del gambito de rey no son reales son analisis de él aparecidos en su libro el analisis del juego de ajedrez, es una lastima porque son muy buenas partidas. sonmlsos OS los
Aug-06-09  ariel el luchador: de acuerdo a Palau la variante correcta es:11)P4D C5R 12)A4AR P4AR 13)CD2D D2R 14)P4A P3A 15)PxP PxP 16)T1A C3AD 17)CXC PAXC 18)CxP 0-0 19)D2D Y las blancas estan mejor
Nov-25-12  Tigranny: Hooray for NN!
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  jnpope: Instructional game given by Philidor in <Analyse du jeu des Échecs>, 1750, pp98-104. Philidor does not identify either player.
May-11-16  Christoforus Polacco: Maybe white should try 30.Re7 ? Probably better than 30.d4
Jul-14-16  juanhernandez: by a pawn !!!
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