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Poll: Best way to generate winning chances in slow slav
What is the easiest way to generate winning chances as black in the slow slav? e6 is the favorite at the correspondence level, but it seems to lead to many slightly worse endings. 4...Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6. ...

Started 11/18/14 at 22:41:38 by gauss
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By: gauss
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Exchange sacrifice in the sokolov defence
Yesterday I was going through Vigus' analysis on the sokolov defence in the slav. He recommended an exchange sacrifice after the moves
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 xc4 5. a4 Bf5 ...

Started 08/24/12 at 09:13:40 by jitb
0 1759 Last Post 08/24/12 at 09:13:39
By: jitb
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Main-Line Slav 5.Ne5 (instead of 5.a4)
I have not found a thread on this move.
Today, on the 2nd board of a team championship, playing the Black side of the Main-Line Slav, I encountered 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.Ne5, played by a "2200+"-player.

Started 09/26/10 at 18:35:54 by HoemberChess
0 1317 Last Post 09/26/10 at 18:35:53
By: HoemberChess
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Slav, Rausis variation (request for coverage)
Recently, browsing through an old ChessBase Magazine (#90, 2002) I came across an article covering the Slav variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Qc2 dxc4 5.e4!?, which is sometimes named after GM Rau...

Started 03/10/10 at 08:58:48 by Pessoa
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By: Pessoa
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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
0 970 Last Post 09/02/09 at 23:11:08
By: MatrixX
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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
0 881 Last Post 12/12/07 at 23:43:35
By: ehpotsirhc
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New DVD :The ABC of The Modern Slav
Has someone informations ?
What are the covered variations ?

Started 03/23/07 at 08:03:42 by fredphil
0 926 Last Post 03/23/07 at 08:03:40
By: fredphil
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Slav CD
Which one would you recommend, the one from Chessbase or the one form Convekta ?

Started 01/04/07 at 15:02:57 by nyoke
0 943 Last Post 01/04/07 at 15:02:55
By: nyoke
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1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 or the more unusual Qb3?!
Against the latter I have been looking at a6 intending a quick b5 against almost anything to try to make the queen misplaced. If  c5,...

Started 07/22/06 at 08:57:02 by KingDan
0 1478 Last Post 07/22/06 at 08:57:00
By: KingDan
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Bronstein-Steiner Slav: 5. a4 Bg4!?
5... Bg4 might well be renamed the Chinese Slav since as far as i know they are probably the only 2600s playing it nowadays (see following two games from World Team Championship). Every source i've re...

Started 11/12/05 at 02:22:10 by lnn2
0 1077 Last Post 11/12/05 at 02:22:09
By: lnn2
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Lifetime Repertoires: Chebanenko Slav
Does anyone know the content of the course and has any opinion on that? I play the QGD and the QGA but always been somehow interested at the Chebanenko. I don't play it because I feel it is slightly p...

Started 09/23/20 at 10:57:39 by tapchess
1 1169 Last Post 09/24/20 at 17:06:42
By: alyechin
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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 2888 Last Post 10/15/14 at 20:32:13
By: fling
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slav and semi-slav questions?
Hi all,
I am going back to playing d4 and had some questions.
First off, vs the slav, I was thinking of playing the dutch variation (I think that is what it is called, when black plays 4......

Started 01/29/14 at 16:31:59 by Mtal
1 2597 Last Post 01/30/14 at 12:21:30
By: Ludde
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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 2298 Last Post 07/04/12 at 20:54:19
By: gewgaw
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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 3045 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 1252 Last Post 09/25/11 at 10:58:11
By: gwnn
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Gashimov killed Avrukh line?
In the recent game between Anand and Gashimov in Nanjing, Gashimov came up with
10.. Bc8! which looks like an important improvement.
Avrukh only gives 10...Bxf3 leading to usual white b-pair...

Started 10/28/10 at 21:43:50 by Dean
1 2163 Last Post 10/29/10 at 01:40:54
By: TN
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b5 in slav defense (e3 variation) ?!
Hello slav experts,
I recently played white in a CC game starting with
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Be4 7.f3 Bg6 8.Qb3
and was suprised by 8. ... b5 ?!
I didn't (and still don't) understa...

Started 07/08/10 at 07:47:02 by Torsten Schaller (Ex Member)
1 1148 Last Post 07/08/10 at 21:51:38
By: Papageno
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The best defence is... Slav or semi slav?
This is a good time for both defences. The best players are using one of these defences very often: Gelfand, Anand, Dreev, Bareev, Morozevich and they are scoring very well with them. I have been play...

Started 06/17/10 at 17:03:36 by Pingudon
1 1578 Last Post 06/17/10 at 21:23:10
By: MartinC
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 a5!?
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 a5!?
In the book SOS vol 10, GM Artur Kogan advocates this variation for black, but in my database it scores badly for black, do you think it's play...

Started 12/07/09 at 01:26:05 by okpawn
1 1514 Last Post 12/08/09 at 15:35:21
By: jitb
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