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Francois Philidor vs John M Bruehl
London (1789) (unorthodox), ?, Jan-26
Chess variants (000)  ·  1-0

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May-21-10
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  sisyphus: IM Bill Hartston annotates this in his "Kings of Chess." After 15.Bd3 he writes

<With his advanced pawns and his Bishop on the aggressive b1-h7 diagonal, White has the makings of a strong attack against the black King.>

and quotes Philidor as saying

<You are to observe, that when your Bishop runs upon white squares, you must put your pawns upon black ones; or if your Bishop runs upon the black, you must have your pawns upon the white; because then your Bishop may prevent the adversary's pieces getting between your pawns. This rule is hardly ever to be dispensed with, in case you attack, and have some pawns advanced; but, in case of defence, the rule must be reversed, and the pawns set on squares of the Bishop's colour.>

Oct-07-12  em1: The 28 move should have been Rh8#
Oct-07-12  shivasuri4: <em1>, how so? White is in check after 27...Nf5+, so he can't play 28.Rh8#. He can, however, do so on the next move.

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