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Philidor IV
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Rasmus Althoff



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PostPost subject: Re: Philidor IV    Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:36 am Reply to topic Reply with quote

On the other hand, I have been digging deeply through the variations of the accepted gambit, and with optimum play by both sides, it looks pretty equal. The issue is just that the paths are very narrow for both sides, which makes the opening sharp.

Actually, I would not recommend this opening for a human versus a strong engine. But with human vs. human, White may play this if White is either a superior player or better prepared. The only drawback is that in human games, Black is unlikely to go for Philidor these days.

It's also a good option for strong players against dedicated units (just like e.g. the Blackmar-Diemer-Gambit) as these will probably not have this opening in the book - with at least one exception, of course. Cool
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Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:36 pm
      Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:51 pm
      Re: Philidor IV gerold daniels Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:37 am
      Re: Philidor IV Lyudmil Tsvetkov Sat May 27, 2017 10:33 am
            Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Sat May 27, 2017 2:02 pm
            Re: Philidor IV Rasmus Althoff Sat May 27, 2017 7:01 pm
                  Re: Philidor IV Sean Evans Sun May 28, 2017 9:44 am
                  Re: Philidor IV Lyudmil Tsvetkov Sun May 28, 2017 12:53 pm
                        Re: Philidor IV Rasmus Althoff Sun May 28, 2017 5:09 pm
      Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Sun May 28, 2017 5:59 pm
      Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Mon May 29, 2017 8:38 am
            Re: Philidor IV Lyudmil Tsvetkov Mon May 29, 2017 12:13 pm
                  Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Wed May 31, 2017 7:27 pm
                        Re: Philidor IV Rasmus Althoff Wed May 31, 2017 9:12 pm
                        Re: Philidor IV Rasmus Althoff Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:36 am
      Re: Philidor IV Ted Summers Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:40 pm
            Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:14 pm
                  Re: Philidor IV Dann Corbit Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:47 pm
                        Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:21 pm
                              Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:45 pm
                                    Re: Philidor IV Henk van den Belt Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:31 pm
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