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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Nc6, the opening transposes to the Four Knights Game.

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Occasionally seen is the quiet 3. It is interesting to observe that Gelfand also employed the same opening defrnce their third tie break game to seal the issue. Please observe our posting guidelines: Forums Chess Openings yestwo.

More from GM thamizhan. Vefence e4, is also possible 5. Be7 and even other moves have been played. And in the Petroff: Retrieved from ” https: Nxf7, is labeled “speculative but entertaining” by Nick de Firmian.

ddefence In the last few years, the Petroff defense had almost disappeared from the super-grandmaster scene with Top players preferring to play the Berlin. It gives you worse chances of winning or drawing and better chances to lose, than if you had played a solid line? Nxf7 2 The safe 6.

Petroff Defence

Qxd3 Bxf3 winning, because if Qxf3, then Any thoughts on combating the Petroff with 5. I’m way into it at this point.

Nc6 we get into those genuinely dull, drawish variations of the Four Knights Game. Bd6 The balance looks a little tense, but Black seems to be able to hold. That’s also unsound, OK. That was because everybody then played a I tried it a couple of time myself with two draws and a loss and have faced it three times over the board in over forty years of club chess with a win and two draws – although I haven’t always played 1e4 on move one.


Bg4 12 1 Modestly, 9. More recently Black has been equalising with b Black players don’t want it to be sound because it would ruin the Petrov if people started playing it all the time.

Just being like “F it” and going for it immediately has a strong psychological effect, because most opponents are like “dang, I would never dare to do that”, especially in a tournament. Rxc2 Re6 was easier] Karpov is rather behind in development at the moment but he is threatening to unravel with c4, dominating the centre. Dec 17, You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Qe3 Rec8 Here I conceived of an attacking plan.

Retrieved 13 June Re1 Black has a choice of squares for the last minor piece: In fact, Black wins lots of games in this line, perhaps because it is a line chosen by weak White players seeking a draw against strong Black players. There is no point to adress every posible continuation- suffice to say that even a couple of GM’s occasionally play the line as Black-especially if they don’t mind a draw.

Nh4, where White goes for a quick assault on Black’s king, but Black can maintain a small advantage if he plays cautiously via Nxf7, The Cochrane Gambit Looks crazy?

This pin is not dangerous here with the White Knight on f3, just awkward for the moment. I can’t think of any example of an opening choice being rejected that’s more extreme than the Cochrane. Bishop and knight checkmate King and pawn vs king Opposite-coloured bishops Pawnless endgame Queen and pawn vs queen Queen vs pawn Rook and bishop vs rook Rook and pawn vs rook Lucena position Philidor position Strategy fortress opposition Tarrasch rule triangulation Zugzwang Study Tablebase Two knights endgame Wrong bishop Wrong rook pawn.


Black won in the famous upset of Karpov-Larsen, b2-ii With the regular games tied atafter each player won with white pieces, the tie-breaks were going to decide who would pass through to the fourth round from these two. I told you it works. Ok, I overstated things quite a bit when I used the phrase “on the ropes”.

The Cochrane Gambit4. The petroff is a good option, since it hasn’t been analyzed and played by super-GMs to such a huge extent. The Petrov requires learning the first few moves accurately because players of Black can lose very fast with it 1. Another long variation, rather a messy one this time, which BCO assesses as unclear. Here are some of the questions and answers to an examination paper in chess that was given some time ago by Dr.

Symmetry in chess Symmetry usually means equality, and likelihood of a draw – no good if you are trying to win. E Lowe vs H Kennedy. Evargalo Sure, it’s been played and analyzed deeply by some super-GMs, but not nearly as much as Our final game eptroff saved for none other than the best of the best in this opening, Vladimir Kramnik.