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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.
Nice video, thanks for that one.
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!
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
sorry the one from masterracer was me when I went on to my brothers profile.
Bd7 is a good move!
How about that ...Bxe6 I don't see any more attack for white. then black could play Nd7-f8-g6
you spelled Petrov's wrong :)
Great game and cool checkmate ideas in the end. Thank you!
very gud commentary ;)
"Well he shouldn't have played the Petroff anyway. That's the moral of the story."
Too funny. I was laughing!
these r pretty interesting to me
thanx for sharing
I found Bg6 and e6 (all lines except Bg4 Qxg4 Bg5 Bxg5 Qe8+ Be7) :D Feeling good.
good little vid mixes it up a little
What about 12. ... f5 13. exf6+ Kxf6 14. O-O. Ok, White has an advantage, but the position is somewhat defendable for Black, correct?
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!
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.
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!
by IM David Pruess
IM David Pruess brings to video 2 recent games by top 10 GM’s featuring sharp, playable lines for white in the Petroff. New ideas in the Petroff, is it possible? But isn’t that the drawish, boring defense against 1.e4? Nay says Chess.com’s David Pruess showing us 2 beautiful games with great lines against 2…Nf6.
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IM David Pruess
At the age of twelve, David was lucky to be brought by his mother to a session of the Berkeley Chess School's Friday night kid's chess club, where he met NM Robert Haines, who showed him what chess was. Eighteen years later, he is still in love with the game. He has shared first in a few major tournaments, eg: American Open, North American Open, and Open Rohde (France), and played in several US Championships.
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