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Francois Philidor vs NN
Unknown (1790)
King's Gambit: Accepted. Greco Gambit (C38)  ·  1-0



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Jul-23-03  jaime gallegos: it looks like very easy !
Jul-24-03  Benjamin Lau: Yup, Philidor paves over another patzer.
May-24-04  HailM0rphy: <I've never seen the idea, that Romantic players attacked willy-nilly -SBC on Paulsen Morphy game> Haha I think SBC should take another look at this and other Philidor/Anderssen games :D
Sep-05-04  Knight13: That's a forcemate.
Jan-15-06  morpstau: HailM0rphy: <I've never seen the idea, that Romantic players attacked willy-nilly -SBC on Paulsen Morphy game> Haha I think SBC should take another look at this and other Philidor/Anderssen games :D
Jan-30-06  Mate Hunter: After 15.Bg6+ black could protect the mate 16.Qf7# with 15...Qf6 (16.Rxf6+ and then 17.Qf7#). It's better to be mated at the 17th move than the 16th move.
Mar-17-06  DeepBlade: Chess made easy. A piece(♘) sac, to create a advanced-Queen weakness, and exploitong the weakness by 13.Bxf4 a nice tempo move. Notice the KGA Rook on f1, his line of attack aims at the Black King. Check, pin, discovered check, mate.
Mar-17-06  RookFile: I think 7. c3 was a very good move by Philidor, especially for 1790. It deadens the g7 bishop and prepares the way for the Bc4/Qb3 battery. Years later, as great a King's Gambit expert as Spassky erred with Nc3 in a similar position against Fischer, instead of the correct c3.

Spassky vs Fischer, 1960

May-21-07  Whitehat1963: Quite a combination (or puzzle) after 10...hxg5. (Player of the Day)
May-21-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: From move 10-14 white takes 5 pawns in 5 moves. I've never seen such streak yet.

So giving up the knight could hardly be called a sac.

Feb-01-08  wolfmaster: Sticking the queen right in f7! Beautiful!
Oct-15-08  just a kid: A slaughter to say the least.
Aug-02-13  Oliveira: Upon 13... ♕e7, 14.♗xg8 would give White a great advantage.

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Nov-23-13  thomastonk: There is a very similar game in this database: J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818. I wonder if both are authentic. Does anybody have original sources, in particular for this one?
Dec-26-13  donjova: It seems that 12...Kf8 was a crucial mistake, as black has put his king on the open f-file with white rook on it, and all of tactics on f7 remained possible. If he played 12...Kd8, he would have some dangerous counterplay after Qh4.
Oct-04-15  jnpope: Instructional game given by Philidor in <Analyse du jeu des Échecs>, 1750, pp62-63. Philidor does not identify either player.
Jun-09-16  juanhernandez: powerful !!!

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