I have heard about the petroff's terrible reputation for drawing and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to liven up this opening for white?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7!
mmm with the white pieces there is a lot of ways of sharp the Petroff. I am IM and i can suggested an interesting idea to you: 1. e4, e5 2. Cf3, Cf6 3. Cxe5, d6 4. Cxf7!? Is a subestimated variation but using Rybka, Fritz some other chess engine you will realize that is perfectly playable and Sharps the position from the beginning
Great minds think alike!
the sacrifice seems interesting, what are the ideas behind it?
This is my personal favorate line. THe doubled pawns arent weak. The bishops get an open position and black is under developed
Short answer: play the positions out. Grandmasters agree to draws when there are still quite a few pieces on the board. Just play out the equal position. As Magnus Carlsen has shown, the will to win is often enough.
True but if black can calmly develop his pieces and trade couldn't he win the ending with the doubled pawns?
So don't let him trade. That Nxf7 sac is called the Cochrane Gambit, btw, and is played right up to the highest level.
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wat up every body wats been goin on with you guys today
OTB I play the Cochrane Gambit (It's hell to try to solve in a couple hours) but in these computer correspondence games I play 3. Nc3 and head for the 4 Knights. Give them a dose of their own medicine.
I like 3. d4 in the Petroff.
i like bring the bishop to c4
Putting petrol in the Petroff! This I like.
I am IM
I would much rather go OTB than overboard!
3.Nc3 can also lead to a lively game depending on your style.
Who is trying to liven it up, though? Did you want ideas for white or black?
I would like ideas for white
True, thanks!! I just won a game with the sacrifice suggested by many of Nxf7