The great popularity of the Petroff Defence at the highest level has attracted general attention lately. Many strong players employ this opening with great success and with both colours. Unfortunately the opinion of the Petroff Defence as a sterile drawish opening seems to be firmly implanted in many minds. The author tries to dispel these myths and presents his understanding of the matter.
He examines the most popular lines and provides a large number of ideas that will enable you to play Petroff successfully, with either colour.