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  Petroff's defence


Chess rating: 2085

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Sat Apr 30 2005 4:54PM | MsgID: 1970495

I guess I can take some comfort in seeing that even truly magnificent players screw up


Chess rating: 2238
LCF 160 Fide approx. 2050

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Sat Jun 5 2004 9:48PM | MsgID: 701349

Everyone probably knows not to fall into the opening trap 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4?? 4.Qe2 winning at least a pawn, but GM Anand (currently world number 2) once fell into a similar trap and had to resign in 6 moves. In the final position 6...Qe7 is answered by 7.Nd5.
Final position:

Analyse position

[Event "Biel"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Alonso Zapata"]
[Black "Anand Viswanathan (IND)"]
[ECO "C42"]
[WhiteElo "2480"]
[BlackElo "2555"]
[[1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Bf5 6.Qe2]]

Playable game scores in this posting
Playable game fragment #1