October 31, 2009

Philidor Defense - How to Play

[*See: Chess Openings for Beginners - All Lessons]
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Philidor Defense - How to Play is the chess video which represents a general picture on how to play the Philidor Defense chess opening. You can find this chess opening video below. The following is what it is all about...

The Philidor Defense - How to Play video will show you how to play 2 variations of Philidor Defense. It will also give a Short If-Then Reference on playing this chess opening. Please be advised that it is only the short reference...

The video will display Exchange Variation and Improved Hanham Variation. It will also show the main lines and main move-answers. To see the Philidor Defense - How to Play video, just click the Play button below:

• If the opening video hasn't shown up, please wait a little.
• If the video stops, drag a little right the player's handle.

To replay on the chess board and learn the Philidor Defense variations which were shown in the above video, see them in writing below:

Variation 1: Philidor Defense - Exchange Variation
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.Bf4 O-O 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0

Variation 2: Philidor Defense - Improved Hanham Variation
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Qe2 c6 8.a4 Qc7

The below is how to play Philidor Defense in general. For Black, it is a strong defense but limited in movement. There are 2 main lines: 3.d4 (main) and 3.Bc4. The 3.d4 line is common for 60-70%... Be sure to learn 2 traps within the Philidor Defense opening.

As an answer for the White move 3.d4, it is not recommended for Black to play 3... Bg4? or 3... f5?!. Nowadays, at the chess master level it is popular to use an alternative move order to begin Philidor Defense. The alternative move order may be this one: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3...

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