Having talked about the Philidor position, I thought I might conduct a little research into this chess player who I know very little about. He was one of the architects of modern chess.
In my last article I discussed a passive defence in Rook and Pawn v Rook. With the defending rook on the back rank White could win with a central pawn but the position was drawn with a knight or rook pawn. This then brings us to one of the most important positions in rook endings: Philidor’s position. Continue reading Philidor’s Position
Not long after I had learned to play chess, in the wake of the 1972 World Championship that immortalized Bobby Fischer not just to the Chess community but to the entire World, I remember going to watch ‘Enter the Dragon’ which brought the equally iconic Bruce Lee to our attention.
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