François-André Danican Philidor

  Portrait from L’analyze des échecs. London, second edition, 1777.Full name François-André Danican PhilidorCountry  FranceBorn September 7, 1726 Dreux, FranceDied August 31, 1795 London, EnglandWorld Champion ~1747–1795 (unofficial)Philidor started playing regularly around 1740 at the chess Mecca of France, the Café de la Régence. It was also there that he … Continue reading

Karpov, Anatoly vs. Kasparov, Gary at the 31st World Championship

[Event "World Championship 31st"] [Site "Moscow RUS"] [Date "1984.09.24"] [Round "5"] [White "Karpov, Anatoly"] [Black "Kasparov, Gary"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.O-O Be7 8.f4 O-O 9.Kh1 Qc7 10.Bf3 Nc6 11.a4 Re8 12.Be3 Rb8 13.Re1 Bd7 14.Qd3 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 e5 16.Ba7 … Continue reading