Petrov, Alexander D.( The most famous Russian chess player)
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Biography Petrov, Alexander D.
(died 1867), considered which had no equal in Russia. His "Chess Game" (St. Petersburg, 1824) was the second Russian original works on this subject. Since 1840 P. lived in Warsaw, occupying various senior positions. Brilliant his party, even in the 30's, had given him the nickname "Russian Filidor". No one better than P. not comprehended style filidorovskoy game, his ability to act pawns, to strengthen them in the center and they decide the battle, the game it is often the most brilliant animated donations. Petrov once traveled abroad in 1863, but with the first player did not play: Morphy and Kolysh who were at that time in Paris, declined to contest with him. Many interesting articles P. and chess stories published in "Notes of the Fatherland" 40-ies and in the "Chess Newssheet" Mikhailova 1859 - 1862. His chess problems (mainly mnogohodnye reverse mats) are distinguished by intricate and wit. The theory of chess, he has enriched several studies: one debut is still his name. Party P. with Hoffmann enjoys worldwide renown. A. Makarov.