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oh petroff defense lol
Yes, the man's original name was Alexander Petrov. Most would go 0-0, but doesn't 0-0-0 look good and well protected? i'm not qualified to answer though...what say ye, 1800+ players?
Both look playable. You could even consider keeping your king in the center (Kd7) as this is already an endgame.
Forgive me for the technicalities as I haven't even looked looked at the board position, but studying the notation it appears that only a couple of pawns, a pair of Knights and the Queens have been swapped off, which is a Queenless middlegame, and thus the King probably isn't very well placed in the centre.
There are lots of pieces on the board, so castling is advisable.
Why would you ...0-0-0, though? There is nothing particular to be gained from it, and if anything the Kingside pawns are left more vulnerable, while White is not placed to threaten the Queenside structure.
Without any good reason in favor of ...0-0-0, the "normal" ...0-0 should be the default choice.
When a coward refuses to resign.......
by badger_song a few minutes ago
New at insulting the disconnectors, please help
by Pulpofeira a few minutes ago
7/4/2015 - IM Bosboom - IM Bitalzadeh, Corus C, 2009
by meloguy 4 minutes ago
Opponent wins with time in 0:30 mark. Riiiiight...
by FearIncarnate 4 minutes ago
the player stopped playing
by GMrisingJCLmember1 12 minutes ago
Best excuse for losing
by colinsaul 12 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Chess Champions
by Joker-Jamal 52 minutes ago
by 16characterslong 58 minutes ago
eBook with interactive diagrams?
by guardianx9 60 minutes ago
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