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  • 5 months ago


    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).

  • 10 months ago


  • 18 months ago


    Me too

  • 19 months ago


    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.

  • 22 months ago


    at the 5th move why didnt they take the night. didnt they realise the queen

    is in danger?

  • 2 years ago


    Very Drawish.

  • 2 years ago


    wouldnt this be the Petrov Defense? j/k

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  • 3 years ago


    isent this the panov aswell

  • 3 years ago


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  • 3 years ago


    Pretrov Defence, Russian Game, whatever it's called.

  • 3 years ago


    I must study this opening...

  • 3 years ago


    If only somebody had mentioned already that it's also called the Petrov Defence.

  • 3 years ago


    This is called the petroff defense.

  • 3 years ago


    my most played opening when i play white

  • 4 years ago


    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.

  • 4 years ago


    seems a little drawish

  • 4 years ago


    Petrov's Defence.

  • 5 years ago


    all depends on where you live

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