Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
François André Philidor vs John M Bruehl
London (1789) (unorthodox), London, England, Jan-26
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
find similar games 10 more Philidor/J Bruehl games
sac: 8.d4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: At the top of the page we display the common English name for the opening, followed by the ECO code (e.g. "000"). The ECO codes are links that take you to opening pages.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Hang on, why is Bruehl giving Philidor odds? Was White playing without his QR?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <kp> Good point. White plays without a Queen's knight, Black without the f-pawn . Source: Walker's Selection of Games
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: I am sure it will be fixed today. In Walker's "One thousand games" he gives Qc6. This is on Google books:

See game 32. I don't have the original "Selection" but was looking at the game given in QCH4 by Fiala who gives "Selection" as his source. QCH has Qc4 as the move. On balance, I think Qc6 is correct since we have the original document.

Jan-31-08  wolfmaster: I love how Philidor surrounds Bruhl's king.
Feb-12-08  just a kid: Man,Philidor was an attacker too!
Mar-25-08  Knight13: Obviously the f-pawn proved too much for the underdog, who receieved a fine tactical massacre.
Dec-31-08  WhiteRook48: why is Philidor getting odds? Is he not good enough a player????
Jan-03-09  WhiteRook48: The Scandinavian Deense (there's no f-pawn)
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: can't chessgames take off the white QN since Philidor was giving odds too?
Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: one pin messes up black's game
Jan-19-09  WhiteRook48: fantastic. one pawn makes ALL the difference.
Apr-30-15  A.T PhoneHome: Philidor got bored and decided to make some Crème Brûehl.
Mar-30-17  NoobPawn: Sooo..I know this is going to be a stupid question...but how is it a mate for white at move 19?
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: 19...Qg4 20.Bxd8 Qg1+ 21.Ke2 Qg4+ 22.Kd2! etc
Apr-03-17  NoobPawn: Thanks! It was really nagging not seing it.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: UNORTHODOX. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Variants / Cntr Cntr Def (000) 1-0 The better player receives
from yAttacks and Sacs of f7 Vol. IV by Fredthebear by fredthebear
Variants / Cntr Cntr Dec. (000) 1-0 The better player receives
from Variants / Odds Games Impress Fredthebear by fredthebear
Variants / Cntr Cntr Dec. (000) 1-0 The better player receives
from Attacks and Sacs of f7 Vol. II by Fredthebear by kishchess
by Runemaster
Variants / Cntr Cntr Dec. (000) 1-0 The better player receives
from Attacks and Sacs of f7 Vol. II by Fredthebear by A1Rajjpuut
Philidor gets odds of f pawn and crushes his opponent
from Odds games by WhiteRook48
Game collection: 8
by p2c
kayleff's favorite games
by kayleff
Obds (Part 1)
by Penguincw
No f7 pawn
from Odds by biglo
Jlcf's favorite games
by Jlcf

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC