Petrov’s Defense (also called Petroff’s Defence, Russian Game and Russian Defence) is a chess opening characterized by the following moves: 1. E4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 Though it has a reputation for being dull, the Petrov offers many possibilities for Black. Grandmasters Karpov, Yusupov, Smyslov, Marshall, Krammik and Pillsbury have frequently played the Petrov as Black.
Content: 463 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 14 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginning-Intermediate Players.
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Chess Fans have said: Brilliant lecture. A fascinating game, covered nicely, and it’s good to see some coverage of the Cochrane from Black’s point of view for a change.
IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, two-time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.
IM David Vigorito was the 2007 Massachusetts Champion, as well as the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. He was the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club, with a USCF rating of 2479. David played in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix. He is a successful chess author – his Challenging the Nimzo-Indian was very well received by critics and players alike, and his second book, Play the Semi-Slav, was eagerly anticipated. David is an active chess coach for students at all ages and levels.
FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3-time Nevada State champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. He taught philosophy at several universities, including the University of Notre Dame, and currently works as a chess coach for kids and adults, both in person and over the internet. He was coach of a team that won the 1997/8 National K-8 Championship and came within half a point of repeating the next year as well. His individual students have been successful too, and include scholastic state champions and a participant in the World Youth Games.
GM Leonid Kritz was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984. He started playing chess at age of 4, at Spartak Moscow Chess School. Youth World Champion under 16 in 1999, he became Grandmaster at the age of 19 years in 2003. He participated at FIDE World Cup in 2004, represented Germany at Chess Olympiad 2004, and played in the European Team Championships 2005 and 2007. Leonid was co-winner of SPICE Cup 2008 – at that time the strongest round-robin tournament in US history.
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Exploiting an Unusual Move Order in the Petrov
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Nimzo Variation: Part I
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Nimzo Variation: Part II
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Nimzo Variation: Part III
A Safe Answer to 7.Bf4
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Nimzo Variation: Part IV
The Interesting 8.Qd5
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More Exciting Than the Najdorf
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A New Idea for Black in the Petrov
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A Classic Endgame by Alekhine
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Remembering Vugar Gashimov
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Brilliant Strategic Understanding
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