Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nf6/3. d4/3...Nxe4

Petrov Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4

Petrov Defence, Steinitz variationEdit

Less common than 3...exd4 , Black's knight threatens White's weak f2 pawn

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation.

11. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4

4 5 6
Bd3
d5
Nxe5
Bd6
O-O
O-O
=
Trifunovic Variation Bd3
d5
Nxe5
Bd6
O-O
O-O
c4
Bxe5
dxe5
Nc5?!
Bc2
d4
e6
fxe6
Bxh7+
Kxh7
Qh5+
Kg8
+=
Nxe5
d5
Bd3
Nd7
Nxd7
Bxd7
=

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