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Tested before his inventor by Greco, Gioacchino in 1620 , the Petrov's defense, called Russian defense as well was analyzed by Alexander Petrov (1794 - 1867). This line of play whose reputation of solidity is not any more to prove, currently belongs to the the best world players' library.

Why Petroff?

To make short I like this opening !

How does it work ?

In the link " Variations " you will find the main lines of Petroff in a table.

Example :

- 6 ) ... - Fe7

Jaenisch Variation : 625 Games 238 White win ( 38 % ) 249 Draw ( 41 % ) 135 Black win ( 21 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Average Use : Current

 

In each table you will find:

- A diagram

- Statistics

- An evaluation of the style of the alternative (solid, neutral, aggressive)

- An evaluation of the difficulty of playing this alternative (Easy, Average, Difficult)

- An evaluation of the rate of use of this alternative in the tournaments (rare, current).

While clicking on the diagram you will have access to a second page.

 


Example :

Jaenisch Variation :1) e4 - e5 2) Nf3 - Nf6 3) Nxe5 - d6 4) Nf3- Nxe4 5) d4 - d5 6) Bd3 - Be7
[ The Games ]

7) o-o - Nc6 8) c4 - Nb4 9) Be2 - o-o 10) Nc3 - Be6 11) Be3 - Bf5 12) Rc1 - dxc4 13) Bc4 - c6 14) Ne5 - Nxc3 15) bxc3 - Nd5 16) Qf3 - Be6

6 ) ... - Be7 . A small preventive move which gives the Black the possibility to make inoperative the nailing of the Knight with Rook at e1 and consequently enables it to be occupied quietly with its occupations.

6 ) Bd3 - Be7

16 ) Qf3 - Be6

 

Theory Table 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Be7
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 c4
Nf6
h3
Nc6
c5
OO
Nc3
Re8
OO
h6
Bf4
a6
Re1
Be6
a3
b6
2 OO
Nd6
Bf4
OO
Re1
Re8
Nbd2
Nc6
c3
Bf6
Bxd6
Rxe1+
Qxe1
cxd6
Qd1
Be6
3 ...
Bg4
c4
Nc6
Nc3
Nxc3
bxc3
OO
Re1
dxc4
Bxc4
Na5
Bd3
c5
Ba3
Rc8
4 ...
OO
c4
Nf6
Nc3
dxc4
Bxc4
Nbd7
Bb3
Nb6
Ne5
c6
Re1
Nbd5
Qf3
Be6
5 ...
Nc6
c3
Bg4
h3
Bh5
Nbd2
f5
Qc2
OO
Ne5
Nxe5
dxe5
Kh8
Kh2
Bc5

 

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In this second page you will find:

- Annotations about the selected Variation.

- Two diagrams (for the beginning of the play line, for the end)

- A table of theory about the various possible plans.

- While Clicking on the link: [[ The Games ] ] you will have access to a selected page allowing to replay several games of the Variation.

 


Example :








 

Petrov C42

Zarnicki Pablo (2515)
Ginzburg Maximiliano (2470)

Clarin GP f (1)
1998


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Nc6 8. c4 Nb4 9. Be2 O-O 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. a3 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Nc6 13. cxd5 Qxd5 14. Be3 Bf6 15. c4 Qe4 16. Ra2 Rad8 17. Rd2 Na5 18. h3 h6 19. Bd3 Qe6 20. d5 Qd7 21. Qc2 Bxd3 22. Rxd3 b6 23. c5 Qf5 24. d6 cxd6 25. cxb6 Rc8 26. Qd1 axb6 27. Bxb6 Nc4 28. Rd5 Qg6 29. Bd4 Nxa3 30. Bxf6 Qxf6 31. Rxd6 Qb2 32. Qd3 Rfe8 33. Rd7 Qb5 34. Qxb5 Nxb5 35. Rb1 Rc7 36. Rxc7 Nxc7 37. Rb7 Nd5 1/2-1/2

 


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You must consider the statistics carefully, unless you have a database falsified, the White always have a better score with any variation of opening.

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