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g4 Gambit vs. Philidor? This is the position. Just where the Pirc Defense morphs into the Philidor Defense…
Philidor Defense is an excellent practical weapon to play for a win with the black pieces. The opening name is given thanks to the famous 18th-century player François Andre Danican Philidor, who advocated 2…d6 as an alternative to the common 2…Nc6. Philidor’s original idea was to play f7-f5 on the next move, challenging white’s center.
Today I will discuss the Knight + Bishop endgame checkmate. This endgame was well analyzed by Philidor a long time ago, in 1749. It is not the most common mate you will see, it occurs once every 5000 games, but it is definitely important to know how to use the Knight and a Bishop together. […]