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Alexander Petrov

Alexander Petrov
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Full name
Alexander Petrov
Feb 12, 1794 - Apr 22, 1867 (age 73)‎
Place of birth
Biserovo, Russia


Alexander Petrov was a Russian chess master, composer, and writer. Considered one of the first Russian chess masters, Petrov became one of the best Russian players when he was still a young man. He was the author of the first chess handbook in Russian, which was published in 1824. He also analyzed the opening that now carries his name, the Petrov Defense (also called the Russian Defense).

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