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slav with f3
What is the following line called? And how should black play against it? I searched for it and didn't really find anything and it doesn't seem totally bad for white.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.nc3 nf6 4.f...

Started 07/25/19 at 23:11:48 by kevinfat
10 985 Last Post 07/27/19 at 19:57:28
By: kevinfat
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I play the 4.Qc2 Slav according to "Wojo's Weapons". Do you know if there is any other (white repertoire) book or article that advocates this move?

Started 04/22/17 at 10:38:02 by TD
2 2172 Last Post 04/22/17 at 17:36:06
By: TD
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D15 - Slav with 5.e3
I looked at the Chesspub guides and the games, and I can't find anything on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 b5. Did I miss something or has it really not been covered?

Started 01/11/12 at 22:54:27 by fling
1 2604 Last Post 10/15/14 at 20:32:13
By: fling
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Learning the Slav
I'm a Grunfeld player, but I've found the Bc4 line extremely annoying for me so I'm looking for an opening, positional where i can try and push for a win, but i don't mind to draw, and the Slav looks ...

Started 07/18/10 at 18:01:10 by kobesarmy
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25 7758 Last Post 08/17/10 at 02:41:40
By: cma6
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What does Rizzitano recommend against 3.e4?
Hello dear chessfriends,
I am interested in buying Rizzitano's How to beat 1d4, and would like to know what third move he recomends against 3.e4 line.
Thanks in advance.

Started 06/24/10 at 16:52:27 by H-HH
4 1790 Last Post 06/25/10 at 16:34:20
By: H-HH
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Slow Slav - killer line!? ...for Colle-Z. Fans
An example how to play the SLOW SLAV in the spirit of so called "killer openings":
Have fun,

Started 04/15/10 at 14:46:41 by SutterCane
8 4703 Last Post 04/16/10 at 15:49:10
By: SutterCane
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Avrukh Slav Line Refuted
Avrukh made a post on his website about a Slav line he gave that was refuted:
I had some trouble at first figuring out what line he's talking about sinc...

Started 03/07/10 at 21:24:36 by BlkSabb
6 4048 Last Post 03/11/10 at 18:36:46
By: Gorath
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QGD Slav Exchange
Okay, not normally the most exciting line in the world. Does anyone out there know anything about this variation: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 cd 5.f3!? What's the best line for Black? If 5...Nc6 6....

Started 12/10/09 at 17:42:16 by Tripler64
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30 10148 Last Post 12/22/09 at 19:09:08
By: TalJechin
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Qb6
recently i faced this queenmove in some ICC games. So now, i search the most ambitious line for white, the way how one gets advantage against it. So far, the critical variations seem for me to be 5.c5...

Started 09/02/09 at 23:11:09 by MatrixX
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By: MatrixX
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a6 slav: typical endgames
Hi there,
starting to play the a6 slav, I do not only want to get deeper into midgame plans and opening theory, of course, I want to get some specific endgame knowledge, too. But I don't want to ...

Started 03/21/08 at 15:53:02 by SchwarzRotGold
2 1366 Last Post 03/24/08 at 10:20:47
By: SchwarzRotGold
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a6 slav player versus c4: is dc a threat ?
In Glenn Flear's "the ...a6 slav" he recommends a set-up involving c6 / d5 / Bg4 / e6 / Bd6 against a Reti / English opening. Using the move order 1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 he shows several games where White p...

Started 03/19/08 at 16:24:34 by Laramonet
2 1145 Last Post 03/20/08 at 13:09:36
By: MarinFan
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Capturing on c4 in the Slav
I noticed that some players prefer taking on c4 as soon as possible in the Slav while others do so only after Nf6. For example: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3/Nf3 dxc4 compared to 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3/N...

Started 02/13/08 at 02:38:08 by exigentsky
12 3404 Last Post 02/20/08 at 11:07:32
By: DoubledPawns
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The Slav with 9. Na2
After 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. 0-0 0-0 White has 9 Na2. For instance 9 ... Bd6 10. b4 and White has managed to repair the hole at b4 but have lost inf...

Started 01/24/08 at 21:14:14 by CheckMate
3 1306 Last Post 01/28/08 at 18:25:16
By: CheckMate
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Chebanenko Slav by Bologan
I believe that this new book is due for release by New In Chess in March. Does anyone have any details ? I'm interested in how it will complement Martin's DVD and whether it is repertoire based or a c...

Started 01/21/08 at 19:09:08 by Laramonet
2 1382 Last Post 01/22/08 at 18:42:51
By: Antillian
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Slav 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.Qd2!?
Tonight I played the slav for the first time in a few years. Not being very booked I got caught by 8.Qd2!?
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Qc7 8.Qd2!?
I had ...

Started 11/08/07 at 21:54:29 by Alias
2 1078 Last Post 12/14/07 at 10:20:51
By: CheckMate
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a6 Slav 6...a5
What do you think of the following sequence:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 b5 6. c5 a5 ?
Is it too premature for black to try to blockade the Queen side right away?<b...

Started 12/12/07 at 23:43:37 by ehpotsirhc
0 732 Last Post 12/12/07 at 23:43:35
By: ehpotsirhc
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Smyslov Variation of the Slav (5...Na6)
As a way of avoiding reams of theory, I've begun playing the Smyslov Variation of the Slav Defense (1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 dxc4 5 a4 Na6).  The knight has eyes on b4 and can be very effective...

Started 11/09/04 at 14:08:15 by HgMan
14 5290 Last Post 12/06/07 at 17:07:05
By: Michael Ayton
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Main Slav, which is the best variation?
Hei guys,
I have great problem after 1.d4,d5 2.Nf3,Nf6 3.c4,c6 4.Nc3 (the most active),dxc4 5.??
a) e4 !? (Geller Gambit)
b) a4 - i don't like that because too theorical and not so good...

Started 10/28/07 at 07:14:33 by FULLBOAT
6 2229 Last Post 10/29/07 at 13:13:49
By: Markovich
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what does a slav player play against 1.c4?
I'm still searching for the right opening against 1.c4.
My current repertoire is the semislav against d4 and the taimanov against e4.
So of course I am thinking now of playing 1.c4 c6, to tr...

Started 09/09/07 at 18:47:17 by cyronix (Ex Member)
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35 8615 Last Post 09/16/07 at 00:15:52
By: Antillian
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what are the main slav move order lines?
i think the semi slav-is to wild and crazy i need some help with the slav.where to start?thxs.

Started 07/20/07 at 16:18:58 by inn3
2 1134 Last Post 09/13/07 at 12:28:43
By: nyoke
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