Talk:François-André Danican Philidor

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Number of editions[edit]

A sentence under "chess career" reads ... it went through about 70 editions and was such an advance in chess knowledge that it went through 100 editions .... One of these numbers of editions needs to be deleted, but I don't know which one. Bubba73 (talk), 03:58, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

It has been fixed. Thanks Fred. Bubba73 (talk), 18:19, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Simultaneous blindfold games[edit]

'three simultaneous blindfold games is another matter' - WP itself details that the record for simultaneous blindfold is 34 games, with a number of people having unofficially performed more than that (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindfold_chess). To suggest that 3 is still remarkable is misleading.Neduardo (talk) 13:28, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. Someone got off on the wrong foot here. --72.70.21.6 (talk) 10:20, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
It was remarkable in 1783, but still it needs rewording Peter Ballard (talk) 11:25, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

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Stamma match[edit]

The section on "Chess career" contains this sentence: "Philidor visited England in 1747 and decisively beat the Syrian Phillip Stamma in a match +8 =1 −1, despite the fact Philidor let Stamma have White in every game, and scored all draws as wins for Stamma."

The fact is, according to the score that's given, that Stamma actually won one game and drew one other. What's the relevance of how Philidor scored it? If the meaning is that he announced in advance that he was giving Stamma draw odds in every game, it should be stated that way if included at all, although I'm inclined to think that his expression of pre-match confidence isn't important enough to include. I suggest deleting ", and scored all draws as wins for Stamma". JamesMLane t c 12:54, 19 September 2013 (UTC)