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white against the slav
I play 1. c4, after 1. ... c6,
2.e4 doesn't appeal to me, so I play 2.d4,
after 2. ... d5, the exchange slav 3. cxd5 cxd5 is not my kind either,
so I play 3.e3 to avoid 3. ... dxc4 var...

Started 09/16/08 at 18:41:13 by cyronix (Ex Member)
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By: CheckMate
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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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By: Antillian
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books and sources on the slav with 7...Sb6
I want to learn the following variation:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Nb6 *
Sources, which I considered to buy:

Sakaev: "the complete Sl...

Started 02/19/15 at 21:45:39 by 986
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By: fling
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Playing for a win in slav exchange with black
First of all hi everyone, this is my first post here,
Last weekend i played a rapid tournament and the opening of a friend's game caught my eye. The game was 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.cd cd 5....

Started 04/22/10 at 10:28:17 by agropop
3 2209 Last Post 08/04/10 at 20:47:50
By: Smyslov_Fan
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The Slav: 4.e3 Bg4
In the Slow Slav the line 4...Bf5 was extensively analysed on this site. But what about the line 4...Bg4 ? Black has to give up the bishop after 5.h3, but so does he in 4...Bf5. Why is the popularity ...

Started 03/25/03 at 07:27:53 by alex8 (Guest)
3 3220 Last Post 07/24/04 at 19:44:30
By: SutterCane
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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 1188 Last Post 12/14/07 at 10:20:51
By: CheckMate
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Why not ...Ne4 in the Slav exchange?
I did a research in the ...Ne4 variation of the Slav exchange ( a winning attempt tha anyone seems to want!) with informant notes, database search etc and here is what i found:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 ...

Started 05/17/10 at 17:59:57 by Ametanoitos
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By: boki
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The "Glasgow Kiss" Variation
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5!
Take a look at this one:
http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/?p=1413
We have talked about this line quite a lot in chesspub but i remained silent for ...

Started 11/09/12 at 21:31:37 by Ametanoitos
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By: lnn2
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Slav with 3.e3
If white wants to play the Slow Slav with 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 (not that white should want to play this, but many whites inexplicably do), is there anything wrong with playing 3.e3 first? An...

Started 04/16/20 at 19:54:14 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: kylemeister
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Chess Developments Semi-Slav Bg5: Coverage Cambrid
I notice that this new everyman book will cover the Cambridge Springs. I would be interested in your views whether the Cambridge Springs is still a reasonable opening, albeit white may still keep a sm...

Started 09/11/12 at 03:21:35 by Anon
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By: BPaulsen
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Chess Explained: The Main Line Slav
Gambit Chess Publishing has announced a new book due out in March 2009 by David Vigorito called Chess Explained: The Main Line Slav and says it will cover everything after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nc6 4 ...

Started 07/25/08 at 20:17:40 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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By: slates
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History of the Slav Defense
How did 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 become known as the Slav Defense?

Started 06/04/08 at 21:45:29 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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By: HgMan
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Play the Slav Question
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e4 b5 5.a4 b4 6.Na2 Nf6 7.f3 the book Play the Slav recommends 7...e5 (which is at least = for Black but tricky). What about the computer suggestion 7...b3 8.Nc3 Ba6?

Started 01/03/14 at 05:12:24 by Anonymous3
7 5465 Last Post 01/22/14 at 10:52:27
By: ErictheRed
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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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Poll: Difference between Slav and Semi-Slav?
Under the post Slav Question, me ("Anonymous3") and "trw" have been in an argument on what is the difference between the Slav and Semi-Slav.
I ("Anonymous3") say that the Semi-Slav is where you ...

Started 06/26/10 at 04:02:25 by Anonymous3
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By: cma6
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Slav Question
After 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 g3, 4...Bf5 is thought to be a good response but I can't see how Black can equalize after 5 Nc3 e6 6 Nh4. Any thoughts?

Started 06/25/10 at 21:16:27 by Anonymous3
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By: Devilman
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Question about Vigus' Play the Slav
After 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nc3 dxc4 4 a4 Nf6 5 e3, Vigus in Play the Slav, recommends 5...Bf5 and then gives 6 Bxc4 e6 7 Nge2 Bb4 8 0-0 Nbd7 9 f3 h6 without judging the position. Fritz 11 judges this pos...

Started 09/15/09 at 20:35:16 by Anonymous3
2 1804 Last Post 09/28/09 at 13:18:10
By: nyoke
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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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1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.f3
What is the recommended line against 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.f3?
Thanks

Started 04/26/08 at 17:18:49 by Arnold Gove
7 2468 Last Post 04/27/08 at 20:48:23
By: nyoke
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Move order question in the exchange Slav.
After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.xd5 xd5 4.Nf3 does black have any good independant variations from the Nf6 main line? If not why does white almost always include Nf3 before exchanging? e6 leading to a semisla...

Started 01/22/05 at 14:11:40 by arthur (Guest)
1 1449 Last Post 01/26/05 at 16:43:29
By: Markovich
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