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  1. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    08 Apr '02 16:38
    Seems I am the only one that plays this line on a regular basis here.

    1.e4 e5
    2.Nf3 d6
    3.d4 f5

    This defense has always treated me good...only wins and draws...I
    have never lost with it. The only books I have on it are "Winning With
    the Philidor" by Kosten and "The Bynamic Philidor Counter-Gambit" by
    West...well a crappybook by Harding but is of little use.

    I would love to here if anyone else has tried this defense and what
    they think of it.

    Dave
  2. 08 Apr '02 16:47
    All I know about it is that it is very passive and not
    too "ambitious"...but if you know it very well then that is probably why
    it works for you.
  3. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    08 Apr '02 17:37
    It is very ambitious.

    What openings do you like??

    Dave
  4. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    08 Apr '02 22:37
    It's not passive either.......I'm playing against it as I type this!
  5. 09 Apr '02 19:07
    I don't think I agree with you about 1. e4 e5 2. nf3 d6 being
    ambitious on black's part...since it locks in a bishop while moving a
    pawn instead of a PIECE. It's known to be PASSIVE. The good ol'
    Spanish is probably better...but if this is a specialty then it can't be
    bad.

    Against 1.e4 I like the caro kann...
  6. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    09 Apr '02 20:12
    Passive is playing the Hanham variation..1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4
    Nf6...this is very solid...and actually a hard nut to crack...but waht
    makes the PCG daring and active is the f5 move. This tells your
    opponent right off the bat..I am going to get you..or you are getting
    me...no screwing around.

    The Caro Kann is way more passive...I like to play offbeat things
    against it..like the Mieses gambit just to liven it up

    Dave
  7. 10 Apr '02 01:00
    IT not ambitious, it called Phillidor's defense, youo theoretical
    lightwieghts! In modern high level play it is considered dubious for
    black to play. Good prospects for white to generate winning lines. AT
    best black will draw aghianst no-blunder white players.
  8. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    10 Apr '02 01:56
  9. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    10 Apr '02 02:07
    Hit the damn enter button to quick.

    Look Baron...I think you are full of crap...you come out here claimimg
    to be god...yet I think you are just a program user.

    At least I have earned my spot fair and square.

    And as for being a "lightweight"...at least I am not intellectual one as
    you are.

    I said I was not going to talk about this idiot...but calling me that was
    just enough to piss me off.

    Dave
  10. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    10 Apr '02 02:30
    GOOD MAN! I don't like him either......and he doesn't even talk to me
    ( Thank the lord! )

    Tony
  11. 10 Apr '02 02:38
    very interesting!
  12. 08 Apr '02 16:47
    All I know about it is that it is very passive and not
    too "ambitious"...but if you know it very well then that is probably why
    it works for you.
  13. 08 Apr '02 21:58
    I've been playing the Pirc a lot lately and at one point the game can
    convert into the "Philidor Pirc" which, obviously, shares many
    similarities. I've only begun playing this, but with great success... that
    is until I have a bout of temporary tactical ignorance (or TTI).
  14. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    17 Nov '07 03:00
    Originally posted by sucipres
    I've been playing the Pirc a lot lately and at one point the game can
    convert into the "Philidor Pirc" which, obviously, shares many
    similarities. I've only begun playing this, but with great success... that
    is until I have a bout of temporary tactical ignorance (or TTI).
  15. 17 Nov '07 03:07
    Originally posted by Schliemann
    Hit the damn enter button to quick.

    Look Baron...I think you are full of crap...you come out here claimimg
    to be god...yet I think you are just a program user.

    At least I have earned my spot fair and square.

    And as for being a "lightweight"...at least I am not intellectual one as
    you are.

    I said I was not going to talk about this idiot...but calling me that was
    just enough to piss me off.

    Dave
    I think his parents made him use that userID because they wanted to let us all know that he has that disease(except that instead of pretending that he is sick, he is pretending that he is good at chess)