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Why use the Nimzo move order to play a Semi-Slav?
I noticed that many of the SGMS in Mexico use a move order like 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c6. Why are they bothering with the Nimzo move order if they want to play a Slav? If it's to avoid t...

Started 09/24/07 at 18:43:16 by exigentsky
6 3697 Last Post 09/25/07 at 07:13:00
By: Willempie
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How is 7.a4 holding up against the Botvinnik?
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 dc 6.e4 b5 7.a4!?
I used to play this in my younger, naive days, and now I'm looking at it again as a way to avoid the super-deep theory of 16.Rb1 and the...

Started 09/03/07 at 18:14:53 by ErictheRed
9 4117 Last Post 09/24/07 at 17:07:23
By: winawer77
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Moscow Gambit Summary
HI all,
It seems that in all the main lines of the moscow gambit, the best white can get is a draw against an engine like rybka. And actually many of the variations are somewhat dangerous for whi...

Started 12/26/06 at 21:28:13 by dfourandwin (Ex Member)
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18 9563 Last Post 08/23/07 at 14:06:25
By: Strategy_Rules
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Meran System : 8..Ld6!?
I'm looking at 8..Ld6!? in the Meran System. Which are the key games to look at? Who plays this with Black?
What are the ideas?
Thanks for any help.

Started 07/13/07 at 13:00:49 by jeupham
4 1589 Last Post 08/18/07 at 02:05:54
By: Smyslov_Fan
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The Wedge?
This is the name of a variation that appears in Sam Collins' recent book, Understanding the Chess Openings:
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 c6
It is called the Triangle in Glenn Flear's recent book on...

Started 11/03/05 at 12:11:45 by Aliyah
8 2643 Last Post 11/07/05 at 15:50:56
By: Alias
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Semi Slav idea. the difference 7.Bd3 and 7.Be2
1.d4 d5
2.c4 c6
3.Nf3 Nf6
3.e3 e6
4.Nc3 Nbd7
5.Bd3 dc4
6.Bxc4 b5
now what's the different between 7.Bd3 and 7.Be2  in accordance with incoming Black's Bb7,b4 and so ...

Started 05/04/05 at 21:33:41 by ChessLover (Guest)
1 982 Last Post 05/05/05 at 16:27:59
By: Semkov (Guest)
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Moscow Variation
I've been playing the Maeran Semi-Slav for a while now and I would be loathe to give it up but I'm having trouble against a line in the the Moscow variation.
After 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.N...

Started 08/06/04 at 15:29:18 by Arthur I (Guest)
3 1783 Last Post 08/11/04 at 05:34:34
By: MNb
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Shabalov Semi-Slav
Hello all!
How is the white side of this looking?
Any news or as we say here "aon sceal?"
For those who dont know the line goes.......
1. d4   d5
2.  c4   c6
3. Nf3   Nf6...

Started 05/14/04 at 10:13:31 by 2ofus
1 1444 Last Post 05/14/04 at 18:15:25
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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Semi-Slav Chigorin
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 Bd6
By this move order or a numerous number of transpositions....
This variation is supposedly called the Chigorin variation, any informati...

Started 02/15/04 at 16:50:31 by nexirae
1 1808 Last Post 02/18/04 at 08:34:00
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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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 4423 Last Post 09/16/14 at 13:25:00
By: Karpoved
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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 2393 Last Post 10/02/14 at 17:20:47
By: tony37
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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 5263 Last Post 02/26/15 at 21:51:28
By: gwnn
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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 5873 Last Post 03/22/15 at 20:20:48
By: nocteus
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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 2839 Last Post 10/27/15 at 12:14:20
By: dfan
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Meraner, Kortchnoi's new move
Hi all!
In Biel last year Kortchnoi played a new move in the Meraner against Vallejo. After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.0-0 a6 10.a4 (already a r...

Started 01/28/03 at 15:33:07 by Cnelis
2 2472 Last Post 02/07/03 at 17:23:04
By: Cnelis
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are there any DIRTY TRICKS available for white versus:
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.c4 e6 4.e3 f5 or 4.Nbd2 f5 ???

Started 03/20/03 at 22:35:26 by SutterCane
2 2582 Last Post 03/27/03 at 10:44:49
By: GMRuslanScherbakov
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An unknown novelty by Kolmjenovic?
En route to winning the verystrong 1.999 open of Benasque in 1.999, Davor Komljenovic uncorked the following novelty against unsuspecting Agopov, scoring an easy victory...
Benasque organizers do...

Started 05/01/03 at 04:59:37 by Fernando Semprun
2 2287 Last Post 08/10/03 at 12:26:03
By: GMRuslanScherbakov
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Meran 8...Bb7 with 9a3
Hi, I have a few questions that I think would merit attention in a future update and would be of interest to other people in this line in the meran line with 8...Bb7 9a3 b4 10Ne4:

1) I kno...

Started 05/23/03 at 01:41:08 by chessforfun
1 1998 Last Post 08/10/03 at 12:51:05
By: GMRuslanScherbakov
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5.Fg5 in the semi-slav
Hi everyone!
Why is that we don't see more of this move in the semi-slav???
Indeed, when we look at the theoretical state of the semi-slav as a whole, it seems that after 5.Fg5 black fails t...

Started 07/15/03 at 15:27:39 by krugman
3 2181 Last Post 03/03/04 at 08:56:33
By: alumbrado
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Meran System
what do you guys think is the best way to play the meran variation.  The Reynolds' Variation(10.d5) or the 10.e5 variation.
Anyone with any idea pls post. Thx

Started 02/15/04 at 04:34:02 by Najdorf_Player
0 1423 Last Post 02/15/04 at 04:34:01
By: Najdorf_Player
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