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Video Series: White Against the Petroff

  • webmaster
  • | Sep 11, 2011

This is a quick guide to a video series. This series shows a few different ideas that white can use to play against the Petroff, including the under-investigated Cochrane Gambit. Clearly it would not be a bad idea for a black player of the Petroff to also be familiar with these ideas. Most of the videos are best for 1400-2200 players.

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Play Against the Petroff? - Looks at two recent games by top GMs showing playable lines for white in the mainline Petroff.

Play Against the Petroff? 2 - Shows one more masterful recent Petroff game in the mainline.

Conquering Cochrane Concepts - An introduction to the Cochrane Gambit's underlying idea.

Conquering Cochrane Concepts 2 - Several examples illustrating the ideas behind the Cochrane.

Conquering Cochrane Concepts 3 - Summary of all the various ideas IM Pruess learned when playing through all the master-level Cochrane games in his database. Also includes a presentation of his own first Cochrane Gambit game.


  • 4 years ago


    I see, thanks.
  • 4 years ago

    IM dpruess

    USCF ratings. so online ratings, whether blitz or correspondence, are rating you for a different kind of game, with a different time control, against a different pool of players, and are not very accurate to this. if you have a national rating you may be able to compare that with USCF ratings. FIDE ratings are about 75 points lower than USCF.

  • 4 years ago


    Hi David. I think these posts, collecting related videos, are both useful and helpful. One question though: when you list a rating range, which "pool" are you referring to?
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