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Mating Net's favorite Petrov games
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White invites Black to double his pawns by playing 5.Nc3. The semi open d file gives White tremendous attacking possibilities, as these games show.

Tremendous play by Karjakin
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Attack on the h file.
L Dominguez vs W So, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Intermezzo Special
Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

King hunt leads to mega Knight fork.
O Sundstrom vs David Holm, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

C H Alexander vs R B Edwards, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

J Hardarson vs K Kristinsson, 2011
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Great Exchange Sac
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

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