Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Small Change!
The Petroff Defence has a reputation of being a boring opening with a high rate of draws.
Top players use it when they aren’t ambitious and a draw is a convenient result. Exceptions are Caruana’s recent success playing it as Black.
In the Petroff Defence, both players go for central simplification by pawn exchange and symmetric structures. But be careful with the order of your moves…
Even if you know perfectly an opening, don’t play your moves without small thinking!