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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Understanding the Philidor Position


Heard of the "Philidor Position" but not really sure how to handle it? It's not terribly difficult - take a look at my February Scholastic Chess column at ChessCafe! I include the main way to handle a Philidor position as well as what Mark Dvoretsky refers to as the "second defensive method." There are a number of traps to avoid along the way, so read and enjoy!

The article is also permanently archived here.

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