The Philidor Defense

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3 Total lessons
0.9 Hours of video
0 Exercises
Improver Level
PGN-Files Available

About the course

The Philidor Defense which is named after the former chess player François Andre Danican Philidor, is a good defensive strategy against the the king's knight opening. The modern form of the Philidor Defence is characterized by the following move order: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5. In this course you will get familar with the basic plans and ideas of this opening so that you can apply it in your own games.

Course structure

Lesson 1 Mainlines in the Philidor Defense
20:16
  • Mainline - Hanham Variation
    20:16
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 2 Exchange Variation
15:53
  • Exchange Variation
    15:53
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 3 Original Variations 3...Nd7 and 3...exd4
18:25
  • Original Variations
    18:25
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
  • GM Zoltan Medvegy

GM Zoltan Medvegy

Zoltan Medvegy is a passionate Hungarian chess player who gained the grandmaster title in 2002. In his ongoing chess career he won several national and international tournaments. He also works as chess coach and provides professional chess training.

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What you’ll learn:

  • Modern Variation
  • Exchange Variation
  • Classical Variation
  • 3...Nd7 & 3...exd4 Variations

Target Audience

Improver (ELO 1200-1400)

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