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  1. 09 Sep '07 14:16
    Being a 1.e4 player, I will inevitably face the Petroff Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6). Can anyone suggest me a good plan?

    P.S.: I don't mind sidelines or slightly inferior alternatives.
  2. 09 Sep '07 14:18
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  3. 09 Sep '07 14:33
    Play the Vienna
  4. 09 Sep '07 15:03
    Originally posted by badivan1
    Being a 1.e4 player, I will inevitably face the Petroff Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6). Can anyone suggest me a good plan?

    P.S.: I don't mind sidelines or slightly inferior alternatives.
    A main line that gives unbalanced play is:

    3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dc3 with the idea of Be3 or Bf4, followed by Qd2 and 0-0-0, then do standard kingside pawn storm in various ways. Its not better than the other main lines (in GM play, it seems to be drawish), but does give play different from the other fairly approaches.

    An unsound gambit is:

    3.Bc4 Nxe4 4. Nc3 Nxc3 5. dc3 with one idea being 5 ... d6 6 Nxe5 de5 7. Bxf7+. Main line is 5 ... f6 and white needs to come up with some way of continuing the attack. There is play for white, but not enough.

    A weird idea Shirov played for a while is

    3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. c3 with the idea of Bc2 and kingside piece attack. It seems slightly inferior, but does again give different play than the main lines.
  5. 09 Sep '07 17:26
    Originally posted by ouwe belg
    Play the Vienna
    Vienna game rocks. As far as an easy way of beating Petrov's Defense, forget it, it's a dead even game, no tricks to get around it. It is a first rate defense where white must struggle to get even the smallest advantage.
  6. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    09 Sep '07 18:29
    Originally posted by badivan1
    Being a 1.e4 player, I will inevitably face the Petroff Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6). Can anyone suggest me a good plan?

    P.S.: I don't mind sidelines or slightly inferior alternatives.
    Try 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4
  7. Standard member eagleeye222001
    Eye rival to Saurons
    09 Sep '07 19:07
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Gonzalo de Córdoba
    09 Sep '07 23:44 / 2 edits
  9. 09 Sep '07 23:46
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Exactly!
  10. 10 Sep '07 00:01
    Originally posted by eagleeye222001
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7
    The Cochrane Gambit - sends shivers through my spine. *brrrrr*
  11. 10 Sep '07 01:07
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    The Cochrane Gambit - sends shivers through my spine. *brrrrr*
    Staunton played it with success, Bronstein thought it had possibilities and deserved further analysis.
  12. 10 Sep '07 01:18
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Staunton played it with success, Bronstein thought it had possibilities and deserved further analysis.
    See

    http://www.schach.gmxhome.de/boofreng.htm

    for a good bit of analysis of the Cochrane Gambit. Its defintely not as bad as it looks, but still...
  13. 10 Sep '07 01:41
    What I meant to imply is that the Cochrane Gambit makes for a wild game at the club level. I have no idea how the GMs have evaluated it.
  14. Standard member buffalobill
    Major Bone
    10 Sep '07 03:45
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    What I meant to imply is that the Cochrane Gambit makes for a wild game at the club level. I have no idea how the GMs have evaluated it.
    In our very average hands, the Cochrane's fine. Just don't play the natural feeling 5. Bc4+ - it goes nowhere - but 5. d4. Best response for black is 5. ... c5 and the first test for your opponent is whether he finds this modern GM theory, which is right. That link above to the Cochrane is quite good. Here's a recent game Game 3755287 played on a knife edge. If the Black king finds safety at g8 he effectively plays much of the game down a rook.
    Either way, you're almost guaranteed a result. There's nothing drawish about it.
  15. 10 Sep '07 07:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    The Cochrane Gambit - sends shivers through my spine. *brrrrr*
    Originally posted by buffalobill
    In our very average hands, the Cochrane's fine. Just don't play the natural feeling 5. Bc4+ - it goes nowhere...

    Aye...
    Game 3848447