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Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
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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 3188 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 4752 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"]
[Round "2"]<br ...

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 4073 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 3420 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 6968 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 5965 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 2769 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 5223 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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176 145955 Last Post 03/21/14 at 12:53:54
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 3906 Last Post 08/24/13 at 19:57:56
By: Markovich
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Semi-Slav curiosity
Just thought I'd mention something unusual I noticed from the Chicago Open:  Yuri Shulman lost as White in a game which started 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. e4 dxe4 ...

Started 05/27/13 at 19:09:58 by kylemeister
3 3950 Last Post 06/23/13 at 20:54:21
By: Girkassa
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Reykjavik:Williams play the D44 9...Nd5 variation
The game is currently in progress:
9...Nd5 10.Nxf7 Qxh4 11. Nxh8 Bb4 12. Rc1 c5 13.dxc5 Nd7 14. Be2 Ne5 15.0-0 Bb7 16.Nxb5!? 0-0-0 17.Nd6 Rxd6! 18.cxd6 Bxd6 19.h3! Nf4 20.Bg4 Bc5 21.Nf7!! Nf3+ (2...

Started 02/23/13 at 15:32:15 by Rue-64
4 3952 Last Post 02/24/13 at 13:43:20
By: Rue-64
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Triangle issue
The Triangle is somewhat attractive to me.  If Black is willing to play the Noteboom and the Marshall Gambit, both of which look pretty good from Black's perspective, he can reach a Meran without any ...

Started 08/07/09 at 17:35:39 by Markovich
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By: dfan
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Semi-Slav g4 bayonet attack, 7.g4 h6 8.h3!? 0-0!
Hi everybody!
I have a problem with white pieces in the semi-slav variation D45 with move 7.g4 and answer 7...h6!?
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.g4 h6!?

Started 10/11/12 at 08:18:00 by jons
5 6589 Last Post 10/19/12 at 07:27:53
By: Vass
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Semi-Slav transpo to the QGD
Anyone else see this move order a lot, I play 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav, and more than I actually see a real Semi-Slav line I get 6.Be7 transposing to a QGD.  I own 2 books that talk about this, Fir...

Started 09/09/12 at 05:50:16 by Michael Wilde
9 7227 Last Post 09/10/12 at 21:16:43
By: Michael Wilde
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Triangle Stonewall: 4. Nc3 ...f5!?, Bd6!? or Nd7!?
I have been reading The Triangle System by Ruslan Scherbakov and am working through the section on the Triangle Stonewall.
Question: What is the preferred continuation after 4. e3...
1.d4 d...

Started 09/01/12 at 23:20:33 by jhbchess
3 3787 Last Post 09/04/12 at 00:43:46
By: Markovich
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Alterman on D44 Alaltortsev Line
...this is a line for chessmaniacs  Smiley - recently GM Alterman gave two video lessons on (you can watch them as a member).
I was (well I am still!) sure that the line is simply bad for Bl...

Started 02/17/12 at 12:50:38 by Matemax
2 2247 Last Post 07/11/12 at 18:55:26
By: tony37
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Why 10...Be7 is unpopular in the Botvinnik?
Hello all! I'm newcomer here. Firstly, I want to say that is really great! There are so many interesting opening ideas... My carrent Fide is 2320. Resently I've started to look at the Bot...

Started 06/06/11 at 12:07:45 by ololo
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By: JonathanB
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Current status of the Anti-Moscow Gambit
Few years ago everybody played the Semi-Slav Anti-Moscow Gambit (1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4  dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5) but nowadays it's a rare guest among top players. Whi...

Started 05/20/12 at 08:19:30 by gramsci
9 9031 Last Post 05/28/12 at 20:24:10
By: Keano
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