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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: kylemeister
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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 7505 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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By: ErictheRed
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1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6?!
Hi.
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
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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 5899 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 5107 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
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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 3559 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 2966 Last Post 03/06/17 at 18:40:24
By: ErictheRed
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Soultanbeieff Variation
Hi,
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 11776 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 4498 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.
http://shop.c...

Started 07/18/16 at 23:12:48 by Bibs
1 2496 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 3656 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
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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 3654 Last Post 11/19/15 at 23:16:37
By: NegiRefutes - Ex Member
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Meran Wade Variation: 12.O-O Rc8!?
A chap played this against me last night: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.e4 b4 10.Na4 c5 11.e5 Nd5 12.O-O and now, rather than the more common 12...cxd4 ...

Started 06/28/11 at 10:08:03 by Justinhorton
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By: Justinhorton
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which Book for semi-slav
Hey everyone,
i'm looking for an opening book for the semi-slav defense.
I searched a bit and found this three books:
Starting OUt: The slav & semi slav
Play the semi-slav
che...

Started 12/16/09 at 17:17:02 by Padschah
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16 13306 Last Post 11/26/10 at 12:14:02
By: Alias
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Avoiding the Meran as black
Hi!. I've been playing the Semi-slav as black for some time now, and once i managed to get around playing the anti moscow gambit i thought i was safe from theory, but found out that some meran variati...

Started 09/13/09 at 09:49:37 by Raoh
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By: Raoh
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7.g4 Shirov - Shabalov h6!?
7...h6 is one of the main replies to 7.g4. What is white's best try? Lars Schandorff gives 8.Bd2, says 8.Rg1 gives black the option to equallize immediatly with 8...e5 says 8.h3 is interesting but doe...

Started 08/09/09 at 09:50:58 by Zatox
11 5511 Last Post 08/13/09 at 11:48:07
By: TicklyTim
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