Petroff Defence Nxe5 Variation

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As Black always play 3….d6 first to chase away the knight, if you play 3…Nxe4 instead you get a bad position. See below

1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nxe4? 4.Qe2 Qe7 5.Qxe4 d6 6.d4 Nd7 7.Nc3 dxN 8.Nd5 Qd8 9.dxe5

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