How to Beat the Petrov with the Cochrane Gambit
John Cochrane was a strong nineteenth-century Scottish chess master who ranked only below the well-known Howard Staunton the designer of modern chess pieces. Cochrane was a known name in the Calcutta chess club as he played there while he lived in India. The first appearance of the Cochrane Gambit against the Petrov’s defense was in 1848 against an Indian master Mohishunder Bannerjee. Used as an answer to the Petrov defense, the Cochrane Gambit, 4.Nxf7 offers chances for both sides. after 4…Kxf7 5.Nc3 c5!? 6.Bc4+ Be6 7.Bxe6+ Kxe6 8.d4 Kf7 9.dxc5 Nc6. Here Jesse and Bryan show you how to use the Cochrane effectively to smash the Petrov.
Content: 67 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginning-Intermediate Players.
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Chess Fans have said: Fantastic game. With this gambit, I will henceforth rule the world!!!
GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.
GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001 and became a GM in 2013. Bryan is the first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!
- How to Beat the Petrov with the Cochrane Gambit
Run Time: 00:32:03 GM Jesse Kraai
- A Perfect Example of the Cochrane’s Strength
David Pruess vs. Dale Haessel
Run Time: 00:10:04 GM Jesse Kraai
- Another Cochrane Gambit
Run Time: 00:29:38 GM Bryan Smith