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1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 for Slav Players
I always had a dilemma with this move order when I played the Slav. What is the best response for a Slav player, when White does not want to play the line 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4? If ...

Started 03/28/12 at 23:02:34 by Gilchrist is a legend
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59 27387 Last Post 08/21/12 at 19:20:06
By: Bauerndiplom
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Interesting Variation in 6. Nh4 Slav Defense
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Nh4 Bd7 7. g3 e6 8. Bg2 c5!
I ran into this variation in a few games against an FM, thankfully just in blitz. 6. Nh4 is something I keep in t...

Started 11/08/09 at 05:02:57 by BPaulsen
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18 14323 Last Post 07/24/12 at 00:40:30
By: BPaulsen
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Kaufman's 4.Qc2 Slav Analysis
In Larry Kaufman's new book "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White", he gives 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Qc2 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Bf5 6.g3 e6 7.Bg2 Be7 8.0-0 Nbd7 9.e3 0-0 10.Rd1 Qc7 11.Nc3 Ne4 12.Nd2 Nx...

Started 07/04/12 at 19:50:33 by Anonymous3
1 2154 Last Post 07/04/12 at 20:54:19
By: gewgaw
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Chebanenko Exchange / Exchange Slav with 6...a6
What's been happening in this line recently? 7.Rc1 always seems to be recommended (see for instance the ChessPub pdf) but if it were particularly strong you'd expect more strong players to play 5.c...

Started 06/20/12 at 12:44:06 by Justinhorton
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By: Justinhorton
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What to play as white against the Slav accepted?
Must say I'm at a loss now what to play against the Slav accepted (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dc4:). The main lines are oceans of theory and all very doable for black, and some sidelines I've loo...

Started 06/14/12 at 06:49:11 by NeverGiveUp
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By: LeeRoth
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Exchange Sac in a6 Slav
I don't claim to be any sort of expert on the Slav, but what do we think of Luke McShane's play against Aronian in the Tal Memorial, where he "falls" into what I previously would have regarded as a be...

Started 06/11/12 at 20:57:17 by RdC
3 2037 Last Post 06/15/12 at 12:51:57
By: Vidit
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Resources on Slav for 2200+
What are the best resources for the Slav on recent theory for 2200+, particularly in the line 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 9. Qe2 and 9. Nh4, 6. N...

Started 03/16/12 at 04:56:35 by Gilchrist is a legend
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19 9601 Last Post 06/04/12 at 08:36:42
By: Keano
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suggest me a book for dutch variation of slav.
Please suggest me studying material for Dutch variation to play against Slav defense. Thanks.

Started 05/24/12 at 14:51:09 by raja
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By: Mortal Games
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What else to complete Dreev's Semi-Slav repertoire
I'm still impressed with the last Dreev's Meran/Anti-Meran book. I also bought his book on Moscow/Anti-Moscow, so i'm now ready to play the Semi-Slav. As I want to answer 1...c6 to 1.d4/Nf3/c4, what b...

Started 02/24/11 at 08:30:17 by gramsci
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19 13220 Last Post 03/23/12 at 13:02:52
By: fling
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Omission of important line in J.Vigus slav book.
I noticed that he completely omitted the Nc3 variation in the slow slav opening...
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4 5.Qb3 Qb6 6.Nc3! the most precise move is completely omitted in that book i w...

Started 12/22/11 at 08:38:19 by raja
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By: raja
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Quiet slav
HI Everyone,
I am wondering about the line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 why Bf5 or Bg4???  Why not 4...e6 5.Bd3 dxc4?
thanks,
Zatara

Started 10/29/11 at 01:03:22 by Zatara
14 7515 Last Post 11/12/11 at 19:31:08
By: fling
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Does a6 slav gives enough winning chance to black
I am a 1980 rated player. I play d4 with white with good success (Tromp againt ...Nf6 and London against ...d5). I abandoned Sicilian and started playing French against 1.e4 from last year and after s...

Started 04/17/09 at 16:58:21 by saubhikr
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26 21925 Last Post 11/02/11 at 10:06:41
By: fling
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Best Line in Main Line Slav?
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 and 9. Nh4, what are Black's best responses? I have both Vigus's repertoire book on the Slav and Burgess's Gam...

Started 10/20/11 at 20:49:41 by Gilchrist is a legend
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18 9995 Last Post 10/28/11 at 15:33:43
By: Zwischenzugzwang
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Chebanenko Slav
The Slav with ...a6 aka Chebanenko, aka Chameleon, continues to be played with reasonable success by some strong GMs, e.g. Malakhov, so I was quite surprised to note that one of its strongest supporte...

Started 09/23/10 at 22:31:34 by Paddy
1 2843 Last Post 10/27/11 at 20:53:41
By: HoemberChess
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Slav D17
I was wondering if any of the recent books on the Slav (specifically Slav: Move by Move) covered the Morozevich line of the mainline Slav (1 d4 d5  2 c4 c6  3 Nf3 Nf6  4 Nc3 dxc4  5 a4 Bf5  6 Ne5 Nbd7...

Started 09/25/11 at 10:50:32 by snakebite
1 1119 Last Post 09/25/11 at 10:58:11
By: gwnn
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Nh4 against the Slav
What's your verdict please on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dc4: 5.a4 Bf5 6.Nh4!?
I have played this variation for quite some time now with reasonable success.
After 6. ... Bc8 white is ...

Started 09/07/11 at 12:35:19 by NeverGiveUp
10 5167 Last Post 09/14/11 at 18:29:00
By: Smyslov_Fan
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The Slav: Move by Move
Hi has anyone read the new pdf free extracts of this book on the everyman site?? I have and tbh i dont really like it that much.
Does anyone else feel the same way?? Here are the basic reasons w...

Started 06/22/11 at 18:15:37 by Arcticmonkey
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15 14552 Last Post 09/02/11 at 21:00:47
By: gwnn
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Slav with 4.Qc2
Deserves 4.Qc2 a "?!"
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Qc2 g6 5. Bf4 Bf5 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. c5 Qxb3 8. axb3 Na6 9. Nc3 Nb4
and black is better.
Where does White fail?

Started 02/01/09 at 20:51:46 by gewgaw
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By: fling
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Can black play to win in the Exchange Slav?
Some years ago i used to play the Slav, but i dropped it because i believed that as black, it is incredibly difficult to play for a win. In a 5 round Swiss, it is often important to be able to play fo...

Started 03/01/11 at 08:16:18 by buddho
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21 13995 Last Post 07/19/11 at 02:46:06
By: kylemeister
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MainSlav/4 5...Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Nd5!?
Hello everybody!
A recent game me against the computer started 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Nd5!? 8.f3, and now instead of the normal 8...e5, the machine played...

Started 06/29/11 at 19:22:09 by Zwischenzugzwang
2 1661 Last Post 06/30/11 at 17:50:16
By: Zwischenzugzwang
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