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  • 20 months ago

    Mr_Norm

    Is it the Petroff's defense, Petrov's defense or simply the Russian game? Answer is it is called by all three. Named after Alexander Petrov a Russian chess player from the mid 19th century. Petroff is simply an anglized spelling of Petrov which the English and Americans have a tendency to do to foreign sounding names to them.

  • 22 months ago

    Meffort

    Nice video, thanks for that one.

  • 2 years ago

    zebraleg

    weamy, after 4. Qf3+ the black king can't relly go anywhere useful, i wish i knew how to put the board and all variations (i am no computer wiz) but again i think it's straightfoward, a few examples besides the queen blockwhich fails quickly, would be 4...Ke7?? loses the the queen to a bishop check, and 4...Ke8 and the white Queen will threaten b7 and the a8-Rook if d pawn ever moves. let me know if i am wrong, and 4Qf3+ isn't good for white, because as i said i have no engine to work on this just my brain, and we all know sometimes staring at chessboards can turn that bio-computer into pudding!

  • 2 years ago

    zebraleg

    i do not have an "engine" to look at this weamy, but before your move 4.Nxb5 did you look at Qf3+, i think this is pretty straightfoward and covers the Qa5+ line where the N block fails to a d4 push. after 4.Qf3+ where does the black king go that doesn't give white time to prepare for this? it can't be blocked by black's Queen, because the trade happens with check, and the Bishop drops. the black king on g8 seems ridiculous, mating threats on taking d5

  • 2 years ago

    weamy

    sorry the one from masterracer was me when I went on to my brothers profile.

     
  • 2 years ago

    masterracer

    Bd7 is a good move!

     
  • 3 years ago

    hyperniko

    How about that ...Bxe6 I don't see any more attack for white. then black could play Nd7-f8-g6

  • 3 years ago

    ncmike2011

    ty

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    you spelled Petrov's wrong :)

  • 4 years ago

    GrandmasterAdam

    petrov

  • 4 years ago

    Musikamole

    Great game and cool checkmate ideas in the end. Thank you!

  • 4 years ago

    Gagandeep91

    very gud commentary ;)

  • 4 years ago

    phindex

    "Well he shouldn't have played the Petroff anyway.  That's the moral of the story."

     

    Too funny.  I was laughing!

  • 4 years ago

    Kimmi15

    these r pretty interesting to meTongue out

    learning alot

    thanx for sharingSmile

  • 4 years ago

    musiclife

    I found Bg6 and e6 (all lines except Bg4 Qxg4 Bg5 Bxg5 Qe8+ Be7)  :D Feeling good.

  • 5 years ago

    dazbedford

    good little vid mixes it up a little

  • 5 years ago

    Con09

    What about 12. ... f5 13. exf6+ Kxf6 14. O-O. Ok, White has an advantage, but the position is somewhat defendable for Black, correct?

  • 5 years ago

    ipawnedmychessset

    hahahaha "it looks like they may have thrown away just enough pieces to stop checkmate right....wronnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng" hahahaha I was cracking up! very funny comment and also great video!

  • 5 years ago

    Andre_Harding

    I found e6 also, which is nice. I enjoyed this game and I DO think it is valuable even if Gelfand did not find the best defense. I can't remember the last time Gelfand was torn apart in such a fashion.

    I would also say that Gashimov and Leko are two 1.e4 players whose games often get overlooked, but whose play is very instructive for a 2000 player like myself.

  • 5 years ago

    IM dpruess

    Bb5 still is possible after the delayed c5, it just packs slightly less punch, bc black has an extra development move, Be7; while white has just played Bd3-b5.

    For example, compare two variations:

    - (without Be7) Bb5+ Bd7 e6 fxe6 Qh5+ g6 Qe5 (attacking e6 and h8, black looks just about lost)

    - (with Be7) Bb5+ Bd7 e6 fe Qh5+ g6 Qe5 (same threats, but...) O-O! white still has a fine position with Ne6 or Bxd7, but you see that bc of the tempo of Be7, black had an added resource, and thus they don't lose so immediately.

    Hope that helps!

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