By Vassilios Kotronias, Andreas Tzermiadianos
With this repertoire chess e-book, White avid gamers could have an arsenal of attacking maneuvers to defeat the Petroff-one of the preferred defenses opposed to 1.e4 and the alternative of champions. listed below are dozens of recent principles and theoretical strategies that the authors have rigorously built some time past years, a high-quality remedy of all traces and sidelines, and a wealth of remarkable and completely annotated video games from overseas competitions.
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E7 8 1:te] ο-ο 9l2Jbd2 The knight eyes f5. l2Jbd7!? ~7-f8. further ]O~Ω White wants to cut off the retreat of the bishop by ~f1-g3 before resorting to h2-h3. :e8 This should have probably been prefaced with the manoeuvre ... g4-h5-g6. 10 ... h5!?
C5 (l8 ... f2! :h6 (20 ... d6 22 fCιxd6 cxd6 23 :ael+- and Black's position is about to co11apse. e7 Now Black suddenly obtains some practical chances by generating play οη the h-file. 18lί)b4? It is easy to criticise this move οη the basis of what happens later on, yet even Fritz considers it good! f2! g3+- leaves Black without a trace of counterplay as the White kingside is unassailable. d8 the PetrofJ 55 21 h3?! And ... White wins as most people would think, but ίη fact this move essentially throws the win away!
TLlxa4?? there follows 20 I/ιIh7+! ~xh7 21 "'h5+ ~g8 22 Σ11~7+! c2! "'d7 18 a4 g6 ίη the main line, White chooses... e3!? J:ac8 20 J:tbl c3 21 aS lΔc4 which leads to complicated play as the knight can jump to d2, disrupting the communication of White's forces, or take the bishop οη e3. Typical Eodiogs that arise ίο the Petroff 111 the Petroff, not many typical ι"ιιιlgames are to be encountered; I'IIcre are, however, concrete v'Iriations where Black chooses to cIIIer a slightly worse endgame with Ιlιι: sole aim of drawing.
Beating the Petroff by Vassilios Kotronias, Andreas Tzermiadianos