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Publisher: ChessBase, 2012 Edition: DVD Video running time: 4 h 37 min Language: English
This DVD is dedicated to one of the most solid openings in modern chess theory - the Petroff Defence. The opening owes its popularity to such players as Anand, Kramnik, and Gelfand, who frequently employ it against opponents of all levels.
Many new ideas and in-depth analysis are introduced, some of them even reach into the endgame. But that’s an inevitable part of studying the Petroff Defence - precision until the very end is required from the player who has the black pieces.
The DVD covers all the main lines and most of the sub-variations and provides a solid background for players of any strength who are willing to study this opening.
Leonid Kritz was born in Moscow in 1984 and came to Germany at the age of 12. His greatest success in junior chess was becoming Youth U16 World Champion in 1999. In 2003 Kritz became a grandmaster and in the following year he eliminated the leading Indian player Sasikiran from the FIDE World Championships.
In April 2008 Kritz made his first jump over the line of 2600 Elo points. Kritz is studying Mathematics in Baltimore.