Originally posted by ChessJester3.d4 exd4 etc...
Philidor's Defense is reached by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6. It seems to be a great defence... it cramps black but gives a solid defence which is defendable into the endgame... what is whites best bet to breach this defence?
Originally posted by ChessJesterSome of the ideas are similar except the knight is on d4. So you have Nd4, Bc4, 0-0, Nc3 etc...
oh yah! lol, of course! so I guess the italian style attack isn't as good right away... which is probably why I was owned. :p
Originally posted by RahimKIs it a good move for black to pin the Kings knight with Bg4?
Some of the ideas are similar except the knight is on d4. So you have Nd4, Bc4, 0-0, Nc3 etc...
You can even try to turn it into a gambit with 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 if your opponent obligizes.
Originally posted by ChessJesterNot really, d4 for White and if ...BxN White gets the two bishops for nothing.
Is it a good move for black to pin the Kings knight with Bg4?
I think that the Carro-kann is popular these days... I am starting to learn it... but there are alot of traps to watch out for.
Originally posted by ChessJesterAll the moves are very logical. I like the move which prevents black for trade of the queens. Very nice. See this site. It's great and explains the moves very nicely. It's sort of guess the move.
Yes it is... wowZA! white totally took full advantage there.