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The Petrov or Russian opening is seldom seen these days:

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1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6

Why? Is it fully refuted? Or merely uncomfortable for Black?

The Petrov or Russian opening is seldom seen these days:

[fen ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6

Why? Is it fully refuted? Or merely uncomfortable for Black?

The Petrov or Russian opening is seldom seen these days:

[fen ""] 

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6

Why? Is it fully refuted? Or merely uncomfortable for Black?

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What's with the Petrov?

The Petrov or Russian opening is seldom seen these days:

[fen ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6

Why? Is it fully refuted? Or merely uncomfortable for Black?