Petroff Defence Thread (one line a day)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #81


    Is this Anand-Ivanchuk exchange sacrifice idea I found theoretically important? Or is this theory completely outdated and irrelevant?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #83


    pfren wrote:

    7...Qh4 is quite playable (Kramnik played it recently, so it can't be bad!), but not very appetizing due to 8.g3! Qf6 (8...Qh3 9.f3! is already close to losing) 9.Nc3! and now Black's only good option is entering a slightly worse, but defendable ending by 9...Qxd4 10.Nxe4 de4 11.Bxe4 Qxd1 12.Rxd1 0-0-0.

    If you don't mind that endgame, as well as memorizing the long, forced lines after 8.c4, then 7...Qh4 is equally good to 7...Bd6, and certainly more ambitious.

    Have you got a link to the Kramnik game, I can't find it in my database ?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #89


    I've found these kinds of positions interesting to play.  Structure for easy development and often opposite side castling.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #91


    I had no idea that was the modern main line Tongue Out  I saw some top GM game with it a few years ago and I stole it without looking back for more hah.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #92


    so, any line against white's Nc3 and 0-0-0?


    I was wondering, how much is there to study in the Petroff compared to other openings?

    It seems to me that there are a lot of forced lines....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #93


    I almost never play against the Petrov so when I do I have no strategy. My only hope-

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