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    • Leko - Gashimov Dec 25 2008

      The Petroff defense has often been labeled as drawish, symmetrical, and boring. While it can transpose to the two, three, or four knights openings, it also has its own opening trap: the Marshall Trap. This game is from the 2008 FIDE Grand Prix i... | Read More

    • Chess in Black and White Issue 17: Revival Edition

      Now that I have finished student teaching I will restart my blogs. I realize this is a long post, but it was been a while. Today I will summarize my chess since my last blog. We left off in the spring when I was in the upper 1600’s. I had spent ... | Read More

    • My First Master!

      Last weekend I went to my state's chess championship. It was quite the tournament. I had just recently started college and was coming off a fun exam week. So I hadn't really been studying chess all that much, just playing a lot of blitz online and... | Read More

    • My 2nd FIDE Event 9-26-27/2014 'Quest for the NM title'

      I just finished my second FIDE inventational tournament with a even score +2, -2, =1 and the field had 10 players with the lowest USCF rating of 1805 to strart.   My group included 1 NM, 3 Experts, and 5 1900+ players and the 1805 who wanted to g... | Read More

    • lebesgue 72 vs. an_oops0: Petroff's defense, 8/12/14

      Hi everyone! Here's a game I played today. It was another Petroff's defense game. I opened up the position too much with a c3, d4 pawn thing, which allowed black to develop easily. This allowed for tactics which forced me to either lose a pawn(and... | Read More

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Video Lessons

  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »