TITLE: A Brief Return to the 18th Century AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: March 06, 2015 11:29 AM DESC: ----- BODY:
Petrov's Defense
I recently discovered that the students at my university have a chess club, so I stopped over yesterday to play a couple of games. In the first, my opponent played Philidor's Defense. In the second, I played Petrov's Defense. For a moment, I felt as if we had drifted in time to a Parisian cafe, circa 1770. Then I looked up and saw a bank of TV screens surrounded by students who were drinking lattes and using cell phones to scroll through photos. I was back from my reverie. -----