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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.
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