Winning with the Philidor

June 14, 2021
Winning with the Philidor

This is a guide to learning, playing and winning with Philidor'sDefence, named after the chess player Andre Philidor. The bookprovides an analysis of this unusual and dynamic chess opening, afavourite of uncompromising players such as Aron Nimzowitsch andBent Larsen. For club and tournament players it offers an excitingfighting alternative to the lengthy theoretical paths of the RuyLopez and Sicilian. Fully-annotated complete games are used toillustrate the key ideas. The author is one of England's leadingplayers and became a Grandmaster in 1990.