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Does anyone know how to put life into the petroff


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    StevenBailey13

    I have heard about the petroff's terrible reputation for drawing and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to liven up this opening for white?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    AdamRinkleff

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    AdamRinkleff

    Great minds think alike!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    StevenBailey13

    the sacrifice seems interesting, what are the ideas behind it?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    chessteenager

    This is my personal favorate line. THe doubled pawns arent weak. The bishops get an open position and black is under developed

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    SmyslovFan

    Short answer: play the positions out. Grandmasters agree to draws when there are still quite a few pieces on the board. Just play out the equal position. As Magnus Carlsen has shown, the will to win is often enough.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    StevenBailey13

    True but if black can calmly develop his pieces and trade couldn't he win the ending with the doubled pawns?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    ItsEoin

    So don't let him trade. That Nxf7 sac is called the Cochrane Gambit, btw, and is played right up to the highest level.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    shontavis456

    youmsurley do got

    that

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #11

    shontavis456

    wat up every body wats been goin on with you guys today

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    DrSpudnik

    OTB I play the Cochrane Gambit (It's hell to try to solve in a couple hours) but in these computer correspondence games I play 3. Nc3 and head for the 4 Knights. Give them a dose of their own medicine. Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #13

    Ricardo_Morro

    I like 3. d4 in the Petroff.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #14

    blasterdragon

    i like bring the bishop to c4

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #15

    AndyClifton

    Putting petrol in the Petroff!  This I like.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #16

    AndyClifton

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #17

    AndyClifton

    I would much rather go OTB than overboard!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #18

    Expertise87

    3.Nc3 can also lead to a lively game depending on your style.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #19

    StevenBailey13

    Arloest wrote:

    Who is trying to liven it up, though?  Did you want ideas for white or black?

    I would like ideas for white

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #20

    StevenBailey13

    True, thanks!! I just won a game with the sacrifice suggested by many of Nxf7


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