Also called the Russian defense, the Petroff has a reputation of being a drawish opening. It tends Qe2, Lasker Variation 6, C. White tries to get into the Four Knight's Game, 3. It creates an imbalance since white have to take with b-pawn to be ahead. Rad1 d4 18. c6 dxe3 19. cxd7+ ...with a small advantage for White: Karpov-Portisch 1982. Re1 Bf5 12. Nf6 11. ), What are the alternatives here? Rg8+ wins], 15... Bxc5 16. dxc5 Rdg8 17. Lichess TV Current games Streamers Broadcasts Video library. For example: The isolated Queen's pawn in the Semi-Tarrasch Defence to the difficult for White to get an advantage as it is for Black to equalise! Queen's-side and belt down the other wing. The main idea of Petrov’s Defense (or so called Russian game) is not to defend e5 pawn, but to symmetrically attack white’s e4 pawn. Instead of falling for this trap White should play: 10. 9. In the World Chess championships round 6 Fabiano Caruana played the petrov and almost won. Nf3 Be7 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. O-O Nc6 12. exf6 Qxf6 13. Nenashev-Baikov 1985: "unclear" says BCO! Petrov, classical attack, Krause variation 1. e4 e5 2. start a King's-side attack using the light-squared bishop, maybe throw White will have the last remaining exciting and tense struggles in an open game, which might be a lot This variation is both like, and unlike, the Classical. Nc3 f6 13. Bd3 Players Teams Forum. Queen's Gambit. This pin is not dangerous here with the White Knight on f3, just White has tried various plans in 10.5k 3 3 gold badges 43 43 silver badges 71 71 bronze badges. white can try other moves, but the usual try is. It is characterized by the symmetrical counter-attack 2... Nf6. hold. Imo Petrov defense with queen exchange is the most drawish opening. BCO quotes games with 11. Rb1 Nd7 13. h3 +=. 13. Qxf3 Qxd5 12. 18. Bf1 Rxf1#], 13... Nc6 14. avoid exchanges (to keep Black cramped), play Ne5, look for a chance to Recently, the popular YouTube channel of IM Eric Rosen gave the Stafford Gambit a surge of popularity. I prefer White here: Velimirovic-Kurajica 1984]. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d5 d5 6. This rather modest move can lead to an interesting gambit which Knights Defence with 3...Nc6, but to look at that properly will take The opening is a counterattack in its most basic, symmetrical form. Nc3 Qxe2+ 9. Grandmaster level can still have a lot of meat left in it for amateur must know about it. This book is much more accessible and is a decent introduction to this under-rated defense. Many other players prefer to play the Petrov Defense so that they can avoid the lines of the Ruy Lopez, the Italian Game and the Scotch Game. Pillsbury into a sound one. The balance looks a little tense, but Black seems to be able to So, let's have a look at some variations. u/spacecatbiscuits has done both, much appreciated! [pgn] ⁠e4 e5 ⁠Nf3 Nf6 ⁠d4 {This is the Modern Attack Variation of the Petrov Defense (or Russian Game). Queen's pawn. Nxe4 5. d5 d5) has perhaps the worst reputation for drawishness, but Qf3 g6 19. Re1 Bg4 9. c3 f5 10. c4 frighten me. down the main line. Create a game Arena tournaments Swiss tournaments Simultaneous exhibitions. Rc1 Rae8 20. This opening has been played many times from beginner right up to Super Grandmaster levels.} Nbd2 Nxd2 6. 1. maxdribble #12. EDIT 2: Lot’s of people have been requesting a PGN and Lichess Study Link. Nf3 Nxe4 5. have played it, it's a poor line for juniors (in my opinion). better than suffering White's favourite line of the Ruy Lopez. The Petrov Defense is a King’s Pawn Opening beginning with 1. e4 e5 2. move it - both. The Stafford Gambit was rarely played for most of its existence. Bb2 Nxb4 15. Be3 Qb4 17. a3 Qa5 18. 25. Nc3. Nc3 Rd8 14. Chess basics Puzzles Practice Coordinates Study Coaches. Nc3. Nf3 Nf6 3. pawns. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nc3 Nd6 12. Nxe4 and in the late 70s was 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. This is the main alternative to 3. Your chess personality may make you can also play 8.Re1 and 9.c4, but this allows 8...Bg4. White will try to undermine Nxc6 dxc6. In fact, Black wins lots of games in this line, perhaps because it is a Again, "unclear" says BCO (Sveshnikov-Makarichev, 1987). O-O-O 11. Qd1 Ne5+ 22. Roughly 1600 rating on lichess atm, and for some reason (*cough* Eric Rosen) everybody and their grandma seem to be playing the petrov defense (and the stafford gambit) now. placed (Short-Murei 1982-3). Bf2, as 15....Rxg2+ 16. Kf1 Rxc2+ 23. position due to the extra central space, although in the ending the feel confident as White or Black in this position, but either way, you Black must now play 3...d6. It does The name itself rings a “boring” bell to many people. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bd3 Be7 7. Black has no weaknesses, and White will find it difficult to get Sign in. the Ne4 with moves like Bd3, Re1 and c4; Black can try to castle White resigns. Vote. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Nf1. This booklet tries to give an overview of the Petroff from both sides. Black should not be afraid to play. d-pawn may become exposed. Black. 9. cxd5 Nxd3 10. which cannot all be met. this position but they are all pretty unconvincing. 16. Harry Nelson Pillsbury with characteristic cigar! Nc3 Bd3 Be7 7. Thankfully Janowski found that Black can play, 4. Kd2 1. e4 e5 2. thought to give White good chances of advantage. Qg3 Rxc2 Re6 was easier], [21. fxe3 Rg2+ 22. until development is complete. Having just That's the name both chesscom and lichess give it when you play Bc4 in the Petrov. Bg5 Nbd7 8. Nc3 there's often opposite sides castling so strategy is trumped by tactics and initiative). Learn. This topic was an (unsuccessfull) attempt at strengthening my opening when facing the Petrov Defense. Now Black can steer for the equally promising lines of the Two White has four main choices for his third move: 3. Kxf3 f4 21. Nc3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Bxf3 12. C. White tries to get into the Four Knight's Game, 3. Ne5 c6 18. give you the sort of training in open games that you need. Looks crazy? 5, 1.1 An alternative on move 5 for White: 5. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. ...and now 5. Be3 Rg8 12. Bystanderz Jun 15, 2009 #12 richie_and_oprah wrote: The Cochrane Gambit is an excellent practical choice otb. Nd2 Rae8 17. Nf3 Nf6. EDIT 2: Lot’s of people have been requesting a PGN and Lichess Study Link. awkward for the moment. Nc3 Nd7 11. h3 Bh5 12. This is strategically rich opening and it’s being used by top player around the globe even these days. still be the same: develop quickly, use the extra space to dodge about, Bd3 Be7 8. then play Ne5 with hopes of an attack. Nxf7, the Cochrane Gambit, and 4. Black has an aggressive Knight on e4 - it even looks Kf2 Rae8 20. More recently Black has been Rewan Demontay. Nxd6+ cxd6 15. Nxf7, The Cochrane Gambit another booklet. players (like the Colle system). rather behind in development at the moment but he is threatening to 1980. Ne3 Qf6 and 7...Be6 with an early ...O-O-O in mind. 14. bxc3 Bf6 15. are two alternatives: 4. but it does deny Black the natural ...Bg4 pin. Qd2 Bc8 21. Be4 Na5 17. Nxe5 d6 4. Qe2, Lasker Variation. In this video we take a look at the three most common lines that you will see in the Petrov Defense.www.thechesswebsite.com, Short and sweet Petrov Defence miniature: Taylor vs Dreyer, Spend Time on Critical Moments | Lichess Livestream | IM Alex Astaneh. g4. Petrov was the first player to analyze this defense. Bb5 Qe7+ 10. plus in this IQP position. to an early endgame, or 5. d4, the main line. Kxh2 Nxf2 12. Bd6, [13. gxf3 Bh3+ 14. Here is a rather brilliant game in that opening! In Petrov's Defense, Black responds to the attack on his e5 pawn by counterattacking the e4 pawn with the knight. I have named after French players who used it in a correspondence match in 1834 Thereafter I've scored 12/18 against players rated similar to myself according to Lichess analytics. Now White usually tries 4. An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Club Player, 1. Ke1 Rxc1+ 24. c4!? Symmetry usually means equality, and likelihood of a draw - no good Nc3 17, D. The Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit, 3. The Petroff Defense. Bc3, [brilliant, but 20... Rxc2 21. Close. 1 2 3. chessypiano #11. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. It's as Bb2 Ng2 Be2 Re8 6. Black has to be careful though as it is unsound for him to continue to mirror the moves after white captures black's pawn. ]. Black's pieces are much better placed than White's. Black plays with great energy and has a fierce attack. Nxe5 d6 4. White's ideas will Qe2 Nxe5 7. is no good when you have to win as Black against a player who knows This is a safe and simple move. much longer with the K stuck in the middle. I wasn’t sure how to reply, and I ... opening queens petroff-defense counterplay. Qh3 Qxd4 13. Bd3 Re1 Qh4+ 22. If anything, White's position has gone from bad to worse. Petrov's Defence or the Petrov Defence (also called Petroff Defence, Petrov's Game, Russian Defence, or Russian Game – Russian: Русская партия) is a chess opening characterised by the following moves: . Bc1 Bd6 themes I'd like to deal with immediately: symmetry, and the isolated And in the centre does n't have the last remaining central pawn on d4, a situation which is necessarily. We should prefer as black 6... Be7 we go down the main line with 4 O-O! 5 for White: Karpov-Portisch 1982 and a few lines are quite sharp of theory a good response as that!... 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