Everyone knows that the Petroff is one of Black's most solid options to King's Pawn openings, which has endured for centuries. Most people DON'T know that the Damiano Variation - a subset of Petroff - is equally sound and not a beginner's trap into which we fell. The lines of the Damiano may be tailored from the same cloth as Petroff, yet they are quite different. One "Damiano-is-bad" critic wrote on my page: "...selling the Petroff Damiano line as a sure-fire draw for Black seems to me to be overselling it." Actually, incorrect. You CAN hold a draw with the Damiano if you are willing to put in some work of learning the critical lines and the defensive ideas. When I began to look deeper into the line, I came to the shocking realization that there is zero reason to believe in the "refuted" verdict since the engines are on the Damiano's side, not White's!

003 Introduction
006 Chapter 1: 8 Bb5 Pin Variation
073 Chapter 2: White Attempts to Hold on to the e-pawn with 8 Bf4 and 8 f4
091 Chapter 3: The "Refutation"
170 Chapter 4: 7 Qxe5 Instant Endgame Variation
187 Chapter 5: 6 f4 Variation
207 Chapter 6: Damiano Blitz Games
228 Index of Complete Games!



None Shall Pass: The Unbeatable Damiano Petroff

Auteur / Author: Cyrus Lakdawala/Carsten Hansen
Pagina's / Pages: 235
Uitgever / Publisher: CarstenChess
Jaar / Year: 2024
Type: Paperback