Questions tagged [petroff-defense]

The Petroff Defense is the chess opening characterized by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6. Also known as the Russian Defense in many countries.

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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?