This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
The Petroff Defence is a solid and reliable way to meet 1 e4. It has been employed regularly by many grandmasters, most notably former world champions Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik. By counterattacking as early as the second move, Black avoids many popular weapons for White, including the Ruy Lopez and Italian Game as well as a number of daunting gambits.
In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in studying all the important lines in the Petroff. Lakdawala explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Petroff Defence.
- Essential guidance and training with the Petroff
- Provides repertoire options for Black
- Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study