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  1. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    15 Mar '07 22:46
    Anyone want to express their thoughts about this opening? For those who don't know, it's 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6.
  2. 15 Mar '07 22:53
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    Anyone want to express their thoughts about this opening? For those who don't know, it's 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6.
    For those who don't know it's Philidor.

    It's passive, but simple and straightforward. I think it's an excellent choice for beginners (IMO moreso than the Ruy by far) and is sound enough to play through 1800-1900.
  3. 16 Mar '07 00:43
    white has a good space advantage with this opening but i playable by black of course. the higher up you go the more players will know how to take advantage of that space. if your a positional player take on something like the ruy lopez. if you like your space take the sicilian.
  4. Standard member Diet Coke
    Forum Vampire
    16 Mar '07 00:48
    Philidor is for wimps, unless you want to play a quick f5 then it's respectable.
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    16 Mar '07 05:21 / 1 edit
    I like this opening.Especially line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d63.d4 Nf6 4.Nc4 Nbd7 on which I`m going with different move order 1.e4d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 and the bestfor white s to play 4.Nc3 and after 4...Nbd7 position is the same.

    But. These opening is NOT for beginners and for players who misunderstand and/or dislike positional play.