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Semi-Slav Semi-Slav
Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
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slav triangle for white
With the white pieces, I have been playing exchange slav with 5.Bf4. I also enjoy playing QGD exchange with white and play both modern and Carlsbad.
I am reluctant to learn mainline slav or semi...

Started 01/20/17 at 22:24:47 by gd6595
6 554 Last Post 03/07/17 at 13:39:37
By: TN
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Poll: Preferred Move Order to reach Semi-Slav
I'm interested in understanding what move order players use to reach the Semi-Slav as Black.  Each has it's pluses and minuses.
1.  Slav: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 etc.  Allows the Exchange Slav and Slow S...

Started 01/23/17 at 13:39:35 by WSS
4 461 Last Post 03/06/17 at 18:54:20
By: ErictheRed
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CB Video versus St Louis CC Videos on Semi-Slav?
I've watched the video series by Jonathan Schrantz from the St. Louis CC about the Semi-Slav and was impressed with both his content and presentation style.  I've not viewed the Chessbase video series...

Started 01/12/17 at 16:59:43 by WSS
6 486 Last Post 03/06/17 at 18:40:24
By: ErictheRed
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Soultanbeieff Variation
Hi,
What is the current status of the Soultanbeieff Variation (only name I found for 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 e6)?
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Started 02/09/14 at 14:27:02 by nocteus
8 3166 Last Post 03/06/17 at 15:08:34
By: mn
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New Grandmaster Repertoire
The 20th Grandmaster Repertoire will be released this winter, and its on the Semi-Slav! Written by GM Lars Schandorff, this is great news as good semi-slav books are in scarce quantity. I can only nam...

Started 09/15/14 at 09:58:33 by Karpoved
14 6026 Last Post 08/17/16 at 19:58:58
By: KestonyChess
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a4 in the semislav
Can anyone explain to me why white plays a4 in the slav but not in the semislav. And how this relates to the semislav being known for being sharp but the slav not so much.
Why is this not played ...

Started 07/30/16 at 22:31:43 by kevinfat
12 980 Last Post 08/01/16 at 23:52:19
By: kevinfat
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PH Nielsen, Semi Slav DVD
Anyone had a look at this yet?
I was impressed by Nielsen's Dragon DVDs btw. A very strong player, and an organised presenter. Explained clearly, and at the right level for me.
http://shop.c...

Started 07/19/16 at 00:12:48 by Bibs
1 714 Last Post 07/20/16 at 20:28:44
By: gewgaw
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Meran - What should Black do in this line?
What is Black's best 11th move?
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2015.12.30"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Meran"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A00"]
[PlyCount "3...|/pgn]

Started 12/31/15 at 00:10:20 by NegiRefutes
7 1206 Last Post 01/06/16 at 14:33:55
By: TN
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Ponomariov,R-Giri,A (comments by John Bartholomew)
In a variation of the above game I found some interesting moves that may prove the comments to be wrong:
[Event "39th GM"]
[Site "Dortmund GER"]
[Date "2011.07.22"]
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Started 12/02/15 at 20:27:28 by applechess
0 624 Last Post 12/02/15 at 20:27:28
By: applechess
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New Developments in Botvinnik 16...Qa6 Line
I think most of you are familiar with this line but I'll give the moves anyways: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Nbd7 11. exf6 Bb7 ...

Started 03/30/11 at 03:07:28 by Spree K
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5 2674 Last Post 11/19/15 at 23:16:37
By: NegiRefutes
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Semi-Slav and/or Slav?
I have the Slav in my repertoire, but I am thinking about adding the Semi-Slav. Do any of you have both openings in your repertoire or do you know any current (grand)masters who do? What would be the ...

Started 10/27/15 at 07:05:14 by TD
3 999 Last Post 10/27/15 at 12:14:20
By: dfan
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1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6?!
Hi.
Someone told me that:
- Against the move order 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 or 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3, the move 4...e6 is averagely effective. This is an usual Semi-Slav. White now has two options: 5. e...

Started 06/04/15 at 16:59:00 by Marc Benford
4 1365 Last Post 06/05/15 at 11:41:20
By: Bonsai
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Anti-anti Meran 5...a6
Hi, can anybody explain me the ideas of this variation, or point at articles or books?
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Cc3 e6 4. e3 Cf6 5. Cf3 a6
I'd like to play the Noteboom, but I'am not that thrilling ...

Started 03/19/15 at 13:42:35 by nocteus
8 2976 Last Post 03/22/15 at 20:20:48
By: nocteus
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The Triangle Setup DVD by Krasenkow
I was wondering if anyone has viewed this new DVD and what you thought of it?

Started 02/24/15 at 19:53:45 by WSS
4 2505 Last Post 02/26/15 at 21:51:28
By: gwnn
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Sasikiran-Najer, Bilbao 2014
In the recent game Sasikiran-Najer, 2014, Sasikiran won in a line that was though to be equal for black. When I look at the game with the engine I cannot find easy equality. More worringly, white also...

Started 10/01/14 at 22:33:33 by gauss
2 1055 Last Post 10/02/14 at 18:20:47
By: tony37
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Anti-Moscow Variation with 7.e3 (not 7.e4)
When I'm playing the Moscow Variation as Black, White sometimes avoids the main line Anti-Moscow by playing 7.e3 instead of 7.e4. It's apparently so dubious that none of my repertoire books cover it. ...

Started 06/24/14 at 17:39:30 by Reed
7 2022 Last Post 09/16/14 at 14:25:00
By: Karpoved
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Scherbakov Book on Noteboom,Marshall Gambit
Saw this some time back but now it is official....something we were waiting for long.
The Triangle System: Noteboom, Marshall Gambit and other Semi-Slav Triangle lines
by Ruslan Scherbakov
◦Publi...

Started 01/06/12 at 08:50:28 by saubhikr
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176 75176 Last Post 03/21/14 at 12:53:54
By: CanadianClub
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Moscow Gambit
I think that the line given below may be critical, or somewhat critical, to the theory of the Anti-Moscow Gambit.  18.Nd6 has only been played, so far as I know, in this one game. I think that my sugg...

Started 08/23/13 at 17:58:12 by Markovich
4 2049 Last Post 08/24/13 at 20:57:56
By: Markovich
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Semi-Slav curiosity
Just thought I'd mention something unusual I noticed from the Chicago Open:  Yuri Shulman lost as White in a game which started 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. e4 dxe4 ...

Started 05/27/13 at 20:09:58 by kylemeister
3 2654 Last Post 06/23/13 at 21:54:21
By: Girkassa
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Reykjavik:Williams play the D44 9...Nd5 variation
The game is currently in progress:
9...Nd5 10.Nxf7 Qxh4 11. Nxh8 Bb4 12. Rc1 c5 13.dxc5 Nd7 14. Be2 Ne5 15.0-0 Bb7 16.Nxb5!? 0-0-0 17.Nd6 Rxd6! 18.cxd6 Bxd6 19.h3! Nf4 20.Bg4 Bc5 21.Nf7!! Nf3+ (2...

Started 02/23/13 at 15:32:15 by Rue-64
4 2290 Last Post 02/24/13 at 13:43:20
By: Rue-64
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