Philidor Defense is a very solid opening for Black, but it is rarely seen at the top level.
Because with a correct play White has an advantage in every-single-line!
But, Philidor is a common guest at under 2200 level, and if you play 1.e4 you must know what to do against it, otherwise… things can get ugly – quick.
What this course is about?
This course is a result of the 4 months analysis of Philidor Defense lines and variation by GM Avetik Grigoryan and his GM team.
In this course, GM Grigoryan offers a flexible system that can be played by White against any of the Philidor setups.
GM Grigoryan analysis all the possible Black’s response one-by-one and recommends a powerful weapon against each and every idea Black might attempt.
This course also covers modern-Philidor Defense and multiple ways for you to get a stable edge. Oftentimes, you also see club players going to Philidor Defense setups, but eventually changing their mind and going into a Gambit. You’ll also learn how to tackle these scenarios.
Previously only World-Championship level players could afford a team of GMs working for them to produce novelties.
Times changed. Now it is available for you as well in this brand new course!
‘Philidor Defense’ comes loaded with an “Advanced Section”. GM Grigoryan reveals a very strong novelty instantly generating TONs of problems for black.
Section 1 – Larsen Line (5…g6)
Section 2 – Antoshin Line
Section 3 – 6…d5
Section 4 – Hanham Variation
Section 5 – 3…Nf6
Section 6 – Modern Philidor or Modern Hanham Variation
Section 7 – Destroying Gambits
Section 8 – 3…Nc6
About the Author
GM Avetik Grigoryan [2622 Elo]
In 2010 Avetik won Armenian National Championship and joined their national team.
After 2 years he stopped playing chess professionally and started a coaching career. Now he is the coach and the second of more than 10 GMs, co-author of video courses “Right Mood Openings”, and the author of the book “Right Mood – Right Move” which will be published soon.