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If you are Black, and you play this opening, if White plays 3. Nxe5, don't play 3...Nxe4? White can play 4. Qe2, which not only threatens the knight but also threatens the brutal Nc6+! (should the knight move out of the way).
Don't use this one - I beat players regularly with it and unless white makes a mistake, they should get a draw at worst. It is very passive, like some other posters said, and if played incorrectly, black can get beaten very quickly.
at the 5th move why didnt they take the night. didnt they realise the queen
is in danger?
wouldnt this be the Petrov Defense? j/k
isent this the panov aswell
I must study this opening...
If only somebody had mentioned already that it's also called the Petrov Defence.
This is called the petroff defense.
my most played opening when i play white
A curious opening, I have always thought. While it appears aggressive in nature (it creates an attack of its own instead of simply defending the e pawn), it is actually a rather passive opening, in which black, in almost all main lines, ends up with a somewhat worse position, in which black has very small winning chances. It usually seems to be played by beginners who like the look of it, but have no idea how to play it. I have claimed several victims with the 3.Nxe5 Nxe4 4.Qe2 trap. It should not be underestimated, however, because it is played frequently at top levels by such players as Kramnik.
Altogether, if you are looking for an aggressive, must-win defense for black, look somewhere else. If you are looking for a good drawing line, there are, I feel, better choices out there, but this might be a good choice. If you are looking simply to survive the opening with as little theory as possible, and reach a playable middle-game without any major problems, this might not be a bad idea.
In other words, it's playable, but I wouldn't reccomend it to anyone.
seems a little drawish
all depends on where you live
I thought this was called the "Petrov Defense."
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