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5...c5[edit]

This move destroys white's center using the c-pawn. It also avoids Nxe4? Qh5+ when Black will lose a piece and still have an exposed King.[1]

  1. Lakdawala, Cyrus. The Petroff, Move by Move. Gloucester Publishers Limited, 2015