François-André Danican Philidor

  Portrait from L’analyze des échecs. London, second edition, 1777. Full name François-André Danican Philidor Country  France Born September 7, 1726 Dreux, France Died August 31, 1795 London, England World Champion ~1747–1795 (unofficial) Philidor started playing regularly around 1740 at the chess Mecca of France, the Café de la Régence.… Continue reading

Peter Leko vs Vladimir Kramnik Ger

[Event “Sparkassen Cat XXI”] [Site “Dortmund GER”] [Date “2001.07.19”] [EventDate “2001.07.12”] [Round “7”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [White “Peter Leko”] [Black “Vladimir Kramnik”] [ECO “B45”] [WhiteElo “2730”] [BlackElo “2802”] [PlyCount “70”]   1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 d6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Be2… Continue reading