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Petroff Defense (Russian) Chess Books

Petroff Defense (Russian)

The Petrov Defense, also referred to as the Russian Game or spelled as Petroff Defense, starts with the moves 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6. The Petrov has a drawish and boring reputation, but can lead to dynamic piece play for both sides. The opening is played since the 19th century and still has its fair share of popularity. Lately, the Petrov is adopted by most of the Chinese top grandmasters, e.g. Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi and Hou Yifan. Fabiano Caruana and Shakriyar Mamedyarov are considered sharp chess players but also have the opening in their repertoire, telling you it's not only draws and dullness resulting from the Petrov. Throughout history most famous practitioners of the Petrov probably are world champions Vladimir Kramnik and Anatoly Karpov. J. Schmidt, Tim Sawyer and Cyrus Lakdawala are some of the chess players and authors who wrote books on the Petrov. White can choose between a sharp approach such as the Cochrane Gambit or more theoretical, quiet lines. If you don't mind a solid start of the game, with some relatively easy to learn ideas for counterplay, the Petrov might just be an opening for you as black.

Petroff 2…nf6 Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For Black (chess Opening Playbook) - Sawyer, Tim
2017 Independently Petroff 2…nf6 Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For Black (chess Opening Playbook)-Sawyer, Tim

This book shows 200 diagrams that together offer a picture of the positions reached after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 for the Petroff-player. Tim Sawyer chooses lines that are easy to remember over lines that maybe objectively better, but very complicated. Petroff 2... Nf6 Playbook offers a practical, playful guide for players who are relatively new to the game. This book claims that the best way to study openings is to learn the basic ideas and patterns. Tim Sawyer is a chess lover, a correspondence master, and the compiler of the Playbook-series.

Chess Openings By Example: Petrov Defense - Schmidt, J., Schmidt, J.
2017 Independently Chess Openings By Example: Petrov Defense-Schmidt, J. Schmidt, J.

This book is a simple, straight forward game collection book on the Petrov Defense. J. Schmidt made a collection of notable and instructive games on this opening, that became more and more popular in recent years. In a little more than 100 pages the book offers no text and no extra variations or lines than the games themselves. What you see is what you get; just the chess games. The only extra feature is that each diagram is accompanied with a StockFish computer evaluation, giving one an idea of the objective eveluation of the position.

The Petroff - Move By Move - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2015 Everyman Chess The Petroff - Move By Move-Lakdawala, Cyrus

The Petroff is a way to avoid white's favourite weapons and off course a solid opening in it's own right. The Petroff: Move by Move is a useful guide for the beginner and more advanced chess player who likes to start off the black games in a stable manner. The format of Move by Move is a question and answer-model, for the sake of stimulating active behaviour of the student in order to remember en reproduce lines and ideas easier.

Petroff Defence (everyman Chess) - Chetverik, Maxim, Der Raetsky, Alexander
2005 Everyman Chess Petroff Defence (everyman Chess)-Chetverik, Maxim Der Raetsky, Alexander

Home and dry. Those two words are used by the authors to describe the Petroff. It's true, this opening - with a long history, fashionable present and bright future - has a healthy strategical foundation. According to the experts by playing this opening you don't have to study numerous of complicated lines, but you have to be very ready to annoy the dynamic white player. Apart from the minor alternatives - which are presented throughout this book as well - the main focus lies on white who has to choose between 3. d4 and 3. Nxe5.

Opening Repertoire The Petroff Defence: The Petroff Defence - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2019 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire The Petroff Defence: The Petroff Defence-Lakdawala, Cyrus


How To Win With Petrov's Defense - Kleider, Hans
2019 Independently How To Win With Petrov's Defense-Kleider, Hans


Petroff's Defence: Cochrane Gambit: 1. E4 E5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 D6 4. Nxf7 - Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert, Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert
2017 Independently Petroff's Defence: Cochrane Gambit: 1. E4 E5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 D6 4. Nxf7-Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert Lonsdale, Mr. David Robert


Petroff's Defense (tournament) (macmillan Chess Library) - Haag, Ervin, Forintos, Gyozo
1992 Touchstone Petroff's Defense (tournament) (macmillan Chess Library)-Haag, Ervin Forintos, Gyozo