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|Jun-05-07|| ||camembert: On the question of why this guy has the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 named after him, the Oxford Companion to Chess says it's because, analysing with Jaenisch, he discovered the value of the move 3...d6 after 3.Nxe5. Since this move is apparently essential to the opening's viabilty, naming the defence after him seems fair enough.|
(By the way, it's probably obvious, but the reason this dead fellow is shown as having a FIDE rating is because there's a different, not-dead, fellow with the same name who really is FIDE rated.)
|Feb-12-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexander Petrov|
PETROV, Alexander D.
|Feb-12-08|| ||brankat: Vladimir Kramnik's great predecessor :-)|
|Feb-12-08|| ||Operation Mindcrime: <Brankat> Now that's funny!|
To echo the query made some time ago: on what basis was he given the ratings mentioned on this page? Chessmetrics?
Anyway, his game with Hoffmann is one of my favourite short games.
|Feb-12-08|| ||eternaloptimist: This might surprise a lot of people, but actually one of the best practitioners of the Petrov was Frank Marshall. He had a good record w/ it.|
|Feb-12-08|| ||Tomlinsky: <Operation Mindcrime: To echo the query made some time ago: on what basis was he given the ratings mentioned on this page? Chessmetrics?>|
<camembert> answered this a few posts back.
|Feb-12-08|| ||DarthStapler: He should have played Anderssen and Morphy|
|Aug-24-08|| ||nightgaunts: <TheAlchemist> (<Here white can mate with 6.Qa8#, but the original solution is much more spectacular. Too bad about this flaw, though.>)|
It was deliverately added by Petrov to share the military history opinion that Napoleon could be defeated when he was crossing the Berezina river.
|Jan-01-09|| ||walker: I don't see a single game here where he played the Russian(Petrov) defence. Only two Petrov defence games, but Petrov was white.Can anyone elaborate, please?|
|Jan-01-09|| ||chancho: <walker> According to his bio above: <A player of GM strength he analysed with Carl Friedrich Von Jaenisch the opening that later became known as the Petrov Defense> <<<(C42)>>>|
|Jan-01-09|| ||walker: ok, thanks. I understand now. Is there a book or an article with their analysis?|
|Feb-12-09|| ||brankat: Alexander Petrov died 142 years ago, but according to the info at the top of the page, his current FIDE rating is 2177. Most fascinating stuff, the ratings :-). Most useless, too. But, I digress. |
R.I.P. Master Petrov.
|Feb-12-11|| ||Penguincw: < brankat: Alexander Petrov died 142 years ago, but according to the info at the top of the page, his current FIDE rating is 2177. Most fascinating stuff, the ratings :-). Most useless, too. But, I digress. |
R.I.P. Master Petrov.>
Maybe that's his approx. strength. R.I.P. <Alexander Petrov>.
|Feb-12-11|| ||talisman: Happy birthday Alexander Petrov.|
|Feb-12-11|| ||newzild: <talisman: Happy birthday Alexander Petrov.>|
Ummm...the guy's dead. Kind of hard for him to be happy.
Nevertheless, I did pay Mr. Petroff homage tonight by playing the 3.Nxf7 Cochrane Gambit piece sacrifice against the venerable opening that he invented. Surely there is no other opening in chess in which so much is sacrificed so early?:
[Black "Computer - Hard 2000+ Elo"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nxe4 4. Nxf7 Kxf7 5. Qh5+ Ke6 6. Qg4+ Kf7 7. Qxe4 d5 8. Qf3+ Kg8 9. d4 Nc6 10. c3 h5 11. Bd3 Bg4 12. Qf4 Bd6 13. Qg5 Be7 14. Qe3 Rh6 15. O-O Re6 16. Qd2 Rf6 17. f3 Bf5 18. Bxf5 Rxf5 19. Qd3 Qd7 20. Be3 a5 21. Nd2 Raf8 22. Rae1 h4 23. h3 Kh8 24. Bf2 R5f7 25. Re2 g5 26. Rfe1 Bd6 27. Nf1 Rf6 28. Ne3 Ne7 29. Ng4 Rf5 30. Re6 Ng8 31. Kh1 a4 32. Bg1 Bg3 33. R1e2 c6 34. Bh2 Bxh2 35. Kxh2 Qf7 36. Kg1 a3 37. b4 Qd7 38. Qc2 Qc7 39. Qc1 Qg3 40. Kh1 Kg7 41. R6e3 Kg6 42. Qc2 Qf4 43. Re5 Kh5 44. Rxf5 Qxf5 45. Qxf5 Rxf5 46. Re6 Rf7 47. Kg1 Ne7 48. Rh6#
|Feb-12-11|| ||talisman: well at least black didn't play for a draw.|
|Feb-12-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <newzild> There is the Damiano Defense line <1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5>.|
|Feb-12-11|| ||newzild: <Phony Benoni>
Ah yes, good point.
|Feb-12-11|| ||HeMateMe: Any other Petrovs around, since? Could there be a Brady Bunch of Petrovs?|
|Feb-12-11|| ||Penguincw: < HeMateMe: Any other Petrovs around, since? Could there be a Brandy Bunch of Petrovs? > There's a whole bunch of Petrovs.http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
|Feb-12-12|| ||brankat: The defense system that is (deservedly) named after A.Petrov is very much alive and well.|
Happy Birthday Mr.Petrov.
|Feb-12-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Alexander Petrov.
Sometimes, the Petrov can be a decisive*, epic** game.
*Decisive has in 1-0 (white wins) or 0-1 (black wins) but now 1/2-1/2 (draw).
**Epic means at least 100 moves, at used occasionally in the ChessBookie Game.
|Jan-19-13|| ||wordfunph: "A knowledge of the moves is not enough for a person to consider himself a player. In this respect chess is like poetry. You may know the laws of poetry but if you lack talent you cannot be a poet."|
- Alexander Petrov
|Jul-02-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <newzild: Nevertheless, I did pay Mr. Petroff homage tonight by playing the 3.Nxf7 Cochrane Gambit piece sacrifice against the venerable opening that he invented. Surely there is no other opening in chess in which so much is sacrificed so early?>|
Years ago, as a college freshman, I set out to write a book about the Traxler Variation Two Knights' and the Marshall
Attack; I intended to title it _Opening Fire_.
Among the lines I analyzed in the former opening:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3, Nc6
3. Bc4, Nf6
4. Ng5, Bc5
5. Nxf7, Bxf2†
6. Kf1, Qe7
7. Nxh8, d5
8. exd5, Bg4
9. Be2, Bxe2†
10. Qxe2, Nd4
11. Qxf2, O-O-O
12. c3, Rf8
13. Kg1?!, Ng4
14. Qe1, Qh4!
click for larger view
[The position after 14. ...Qh4]
White, already a bishop and rook ahead, can take the queen if he wishes, at the cost of allowing 15. ...Ne2#. For want of a better defense, he must instead offer back material with 15. g3, but even in this there is no deliverance.
|Dec-27-14|| ||Oliveira: As many of you know, Alexander Petrov composed a mate problem in 14 moves that is well-known for its rich symbolism as well as singular beauty.|
User: TheAlchemist has two excellent posts back in late 2005 and early 2006 where he illuminates all the ingenuity that went in that composition.
In fact, that composition was the theme of klu #25 in the <Chessgames Holiday Present Hunt>: Chessgames Present Hunt Clues Page. In the comment, after the clue's solution, there is this link to The American Chess Magazine, 1847: http://books.google.com.br/books?id...
This is an animated version of "La Retirada de Napoleón de Moscú": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU5...
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