Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...d6/3. Bc4

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Philidor Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)

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Philidor Defence[edit]

3. Bc4[edit]

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3.Bc4

3 4 5 6 7
Bc4
Be7
d3
Nf6
c3
O-O
=
Steinitz Variation Bc4
Be7
c3
Nf6
d4
Nxe4
Qe2
Nf6
dxe5
dxe5
Nxe5
0-0
0-0
Bd6
Nf3?!
=
Bc4
Bg4
Nc3
c6
d4
Nd7
d5
g6
h3
Bxf3
Qxf3
Bg7
+=
Bc4
c6
Nc3
b5?!
Nxb5
d5
Bb3
dxe4
Nxe5
+=
Bc4
c6
Nc3
b5?!
Bb3
a6
0-0
c5
a3
c4
Ba2
Nc6
+=

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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.