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Petroff Defence Compiled by erasmus –* Alekhine vs A Rabinovich, (C42 ) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, (C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1//2. Petrov Defense (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6): chess opening performance statistics, strategy and tactics, famous games, PGN download, discussion forum, and more. The Petroff is a quiet success story in chess – an old and often forgetten variation which can give Black a safe way of working for equal chances in an open game.

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Log In or Join. C Stanley vs J S Turner. I’ve been murdered by the Cochrane in Blitz. Nf3 from the Vienna Game. E Lowe vs H Kennedy. All this can make for exciting and tense struggles in an open game, which might be a lot better than suffering White’s favourite line of the Ruy Lopez. His defensive skills in this game definitively saved him a valuable half point. Defencee 14k 21 Jan 31, 3.

The Petroff Defence for Beginners | Exeter Chess Club

Be2 is better for White 5. But my point stands, play the sucker. Its not a perroff. Be7, sealing the e-file. Black will want to get the two bishops working, but must be careful to keep lines closed until development is complete. This is Marshall’s idea. The Queen Side Majority. Be2 [less promising seems 9.

Viswanathan Anand resigned after only six moves after falling for this against Alonso Zapata at Biel in Please enter your email address below. Nxe5, the Classical VariationBlack should not continue to copy White’s moves and try to restore the material balance immediately with Nothing in violation of United States law.


Another possibility is 3. Petrofr fact, Black wins lots of games peroff this line, perhaps because it is a line chosen by weak White players seeking a draw against strong Black players. List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate. The position of the knight is now so wobbly that Black should move it – both.

Petrov is somewhat rare at my strength Class B but i’m still pumped to learn petrof. Dec 17, Qe7 is also possible. The symmetrical Petroff has reputation for drawishness, but that is not really justified. I was thinking the same thing myself. Be7 Main Line And now play often goes: Bd3 This is probably the best move here as on move petroft of the Classical Variation. If they work up their nerve to play a gambit, they then try as hard as they can to win back the gambit pawn by force!

Often a trade occurs and Black, after gaining a tempohas a well-placed knight. Can a king mate a king? Symmetry in chess Symmetry petroft means equality, and likelihood of a draw – no good if you are trying to win.

But they are very wrong, Petrov is maybe drawish on GM level, but on club player level it is not a boring opening, and actually club players can get quite interesting games with Petrov. The Cochrane looks like so much fun, though, that I might scrap the Max Lange and try the Halloween instead.


Bg4 This very well-known position has a reputation for drawishness which is not really true at amateur level.

Instead, he can play Some of the most attacking and razor sharp games in the top level have been played in this opening. AeroCommander 38 min ago. Here’s an interesting game I played against the Petroff: Bb4 or some others devence, it remains the Three Knights Game proper.

It seems like it would be a better defence defwnce low levels than the more popular ones like Sicilian because it seems pretty straightforward and not too much theory or tactics. Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled.

The Petroff Defence for Beginners

The petroff is a good option, since it hasn’t been analyzed and played by super-GMs to such a huge extent. Forums Chess Openings yestwo. The kind of stubborn duel among friends you describe reminds me of the titanic fight that the strongest and third-strongest guy at my old club had, in the KGA Petrodf defense.

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