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Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
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Semi-Slav by GM Sam Shankland on Chessable
Chessable lists "Lifetime Repertoires: Semi-Slav by GM Sam Shankland" on their Official 2020 publishing schedule (sorry can't post a link, my account is too new). I would expect it to be released in t...

Started 01/18/20 at 23:54:47 by scvchess
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By: FreeRepublic
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Looking for resources on 6...Nbd7 in Anti-Moscow
My coach recently recommended this line to me as somewhat more intuitive variation than the full Anti-Moscow gambit.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 Nbd7.
The move has been...

Started 07/21/21 at 15:02:45 by Chris
4 680 Last Post 07/23/21 at 00:58:22
By: Chris
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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
13 6497 Last Post 05/24/21 at 18:15:40
By: kevinfat
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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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31 13196 Last Post 01/25/21 at 20:30:49
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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6 Be2 Ding Liren- Carlsen Semi-Slav
In the recent MCI online game, White played 6 Be2 in the normal Semi-Slav starting position. The game continued  6...Bd6 7 0-0 0-0 8 b3 b6 9 Bb2 Bb7 10 a4 a5 =. The position after move 9 has transpose...

Started 05/04/20 at 11:36:26 by Krudos
7 1967 Last Post 01/14/21 at 17:48:10
By: mxstoe
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Prehistory of Botvinnik Gambit
I am trying to find the first games played with that opening. We all know Denker - Botvinnik, but my database contains some older games (Van Scheltinga - Gruenfeld, 1936 and Szabo - Euwe, 1938 being t...

Started 01/06/21 at 10:11:43 by BABYBIRD
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Have there been any new ideas for White in this line in recent years?

Started 01/01/21 at 20:13:37 by cma6
3 1613 Last Post 01/02/21 at 23:35:33
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Marshall Gambit Mainline - Novelty on Move Ten
Hi all,
I have been analysing the Marshall Gambit as part of my planned upcoming Chessable course on the Semi-Slav through the Triangle move order, and Stockfish suggesting a very interesting nov...

Started 02/23/20 at 03:07:09 by Jack Hughes
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55 13931 Last Post 11/12/20 at 05:51:05
By: Bibs
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What the heck to play against the semi-slav??
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6
a)  -tame
b) 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 -sterile
c) 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 -black is flexible and happy
d) 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 dc -mayhem
f) 3.Nf3 Nf6 ...

Started 11/27/12 at 15:20:50 by Lauri Torni
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50 37360 Last Post 07/07/20 at 18:03:09
By: Syzygy
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Semi-Slav Tactic Toolbox DVDs by Robert Ris
Hi All,
    Has anyone used these DVDs ? There is one on the Meran and one on Bg5. As someone just trying out the opening I'd like to find out how effective they are helping someone get into the ...

Started 04/30/20 at 15:59:03 by Laramonet
2 983 Last Post 05/01/20 at 15:54:24
By: Laramonet
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Modern Triangle by Semkov
ChessStars has some new books listed as future plans, for example
The Modern Triangle by Semko Semkov
expected in February
In his younger years Semkov has played the Triangle a lot
so he´s cer...

Started 12/21/19 at 13:29:52 by tracke
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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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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 7703 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 7928 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 7660 Last Post 05/19/17 at 14:32:09
By: ErictheRed
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Semi-Slav better suited for beating lower rated?
Is the Semi-Slav better suited for beating lower rated opponents than the Classical Slav? I am 1900+ and many of my opponents are 1600-1850.

Started 05/15/17 at 16:41:38 by TD
5 4464 Last Post 05/16/17 at 17:35:06
By: TD
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slav triangle for white
With the white pieces, I have been playing exchange slav with 5.Bf4. I also enjoy playing QGD exchange with white and play both modern and Carlsbad.
I am reluctant to learn mainline slav or semi...

Started 01/20/17 at 22:24:47 by gd6595
6 5042 Last Post 03/07/17 at 13:39:37
By: TN
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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 4314 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
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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 14975 Last Post 08/17/16 at 18:58:58
By: KestonyChess
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