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Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
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Shabalov line
Im playing sometimes the meran with black, but I need a solid line against
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.g4 (Shabalov)
because I do not like beeing attacked  Undecided<...

Started 05/26/07 at 10:18:10 by Strategy_Rules
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25 7176 Last Post 07/11/19 at 18:48:47
By: ManuelMo
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Kramnik’s 5...c5 in the Marshall Gambit
In the Candidates tournament Kramnik played this line as Black against Caruana:
1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 c6 4.e4 dxe4 5.Nxe4 c5. Is this move actually good? It looks very strange to my eyes and seem...

Started 03/25/18 at 11:34:03 by BobbyDigital80
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16 6031 Last Post 03/29/18 at 15:30:18
By: ErictheRed
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1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6?!
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 15:59:00 by Marc Benford
13 5244 Last Post 12/15/17 at 00:22:28
By: ErictheRed
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Kornev 'Slav' book
Chess Stars have posted the contents of the new book by Kornev, A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6 - Volume 1: The Slav. Despite the title, it turns out to be centred on the Semi-Slav! Against 5...

Started 06/24/17 at 20:44:56 by Straggler
6 5715 Last Post 09/28/17 at 06:40:19
By: mn
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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
10 4929 Last Post 05/19/17 at 14:32:09
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 2854 Last Post 03/06/17 at 18:40:24
By: ErictheRed
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Soultanbeieff Variation
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 6048 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 08:58:33 by Karpoved
14 11531 Last Post 08/17/16 at 18:58:58
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 21:31:43 by kevinfat
12 4379 Last Post 08/01/16 at 22:52:19
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.

Started 07/18/16 at 23:12:48 by Bibs
1 2420 Last Post 07/20/16 at 19:28:44
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 (Ex Member)
7 3561 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 1787 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 02:07:28 by Spree K
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5 3609 Last Post 11/19/15 at 23:16:37
By: NegiRefutes - Ex Member
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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 2767 Last Post 10/27/15 at 12:14:20
By: dfan
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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 5738 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 5137 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 21:33:33 by gauss
2 2345 Last Post 10/02/14 at 17:20:47
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 16:39:30 by Reed
7 4318 Last Post 09/16/14 at 13:25:00
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

Started 01/06/12 at 08:50:28 by saubhikr
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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 16:58:12 by Markovich
4 3291 Last Post 08/24/13 at 19:57:56
By: Markovich
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