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The Petroff has for a very long time been considered as a really reliable defence. Black avoids the perils of the Scotch, the Italian online game and chiefly the scary Ruy Lopez, and as an alternative opts to neutralize White's initiative with lively piece-play. within the Petroff, it truly is very common for Black to release an early counterattack, usually gambiting a pawn to take action. for a few years, the Petroff loved a gradual following, with Karpov, Ivanchuk, Timman, Anand and specifically Yusupov between its supporters on the best point. when you consider that 1998, despite the fact that, the Petroff's reputation has soared, following its adoption by means of Vladimir Kramnik, who has performed it frequently and significantly strengthened its theoretical status. during this e-book, Janjgava offers an entire and specific photo of the Petroff, taking contemporary advancements absolutely into consideration. Readers can be absolutely outfitted to tackle both sides of the Petroff with self belief of their personal video games.

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