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

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)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4

Philidor DefenceEdit

3. Bc4Edit

Theory tableEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

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