The Petroff: Move by Move - Lakdawala

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About The The Petroff: Move by Move - Lakdawala

Thisseries provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continuallychallenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, theMove by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vitalskills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you activelyinvolved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is anexcellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve yourgeneral chess skills and knowledge.


ThePetroff Defence is a solid and reliable way to meet 1 e4. It has a strongreputation and has been employed regularly by many grandmasters, most notablyformer world champions Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik. By choosingcounterattack instead of defence as early as the second move, Black immediatelyavoids many favourite weapons for White, including the Ruy Lopez, Italian Game,Scotch Game and a number of daunting gambits. This practical advantage forthose playing Black in the Open Games cannot be underestimated. In this book,International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in studying allthe important lines in the Petroff. Using illustrative games, he explains themain positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all thekey questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfullyplaying the Petroff Defence.

AuthorCyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and AmericanOpen Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess forover 30 years, and coaches some of the top junior players in the US.

  • 400 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Everyman
  • Published: September, 2015

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