The Petroff: an Expert Repertoire for Black
An Exceptionally Reliable and Almost Indestructible Opening
by Konstantin Sakaev
Publisher: Chess Stars, 2011
Edition: Paperback medium
In this book the reader will find an opening repertoire for Black against 1. e4, based on the Petroff Defence and designed to be used up to the highest level. For many years this opening has served as the main black weapon for chess giants as Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand.
The Petroff Defence is especially suitable for positionally-oriented players who like to obtain a solid and reliable game after the opening. The theoretical material in the book has been thoroughly prepared and systematized.
The many new ideas and novelties have all been explained in a way designed to make it easier for the reader to understand and employ them in his own games.
Konstantin Sakaev (born in a Tatar family 13 April 1974) is a Russian chess Grandmaster, from St Petersburg and Russian Champion in 1999. Sakaev is on the staff of the Grandmaster Chess School in St. Petersburg and has assisted Vladimir Kramnik and Nana Ioseliani while preparing for World Championship Candidates' Matches.