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Learning the Meran/Anti-Meran
This is my first post so please be patient with me if these questions have already been asked/answered elsewhere:
Is Gambit Publications' "Chess Explained: The Meran Semi-Slav" (2007) by GM Reina...

Started 03/17/12 at 23:27:07 by Dark Knight
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By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Poll: What should a Semi-Slav player play against 1.e4?
Vote for what you think a Semi-Slav player should play against 1.e4.

Started 12/02/11 at 23:16:46 by Anonymous3
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By: Darthmambo
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Triangle System by Flear
How disappointing it has been put back to Aug 2011. Shocked Originally should have been published next month.
Anyone else a bit gutted about this!? Cry
Wonder what the big hold up is?

Started 11/21/10 at 18:07:34 by najdorfslayer
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By: ghenghisclown
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Bd6? in semi slav....please help.
Today one player  played Bd6?! in semi slav line with me...i am totally confused how to refute it....please help me..... 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 
here Nd7.... dxc4...h6....Be7 a...

Started 12/15/11 at 13:27:13 by raja
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By: raja
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Best versus Noteboom?
Can anyone tell me what the big boys are playing against the Noteboom these days?  Or just, what are your thoughts on the best way to meet it?

Started 05/09/06 at 20:30:49 by Markovich
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By: rukh
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QGR: D44
Thread for discussing the ECO code 'D44' (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.Bg5 dxc4) for the ChessPub Forum Queen's Gambit Repertoire (QGR) group project.

Started 11/28/11 at 14:05:51 by TN
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By: fling
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Good Botvinnik Novelty?
I know what you're thinking, but give it a shot. I had it played against me in a 15-minute game on ICC.
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 ...

Started 05/23/09 at 17:02:32 by TonyRo
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By: fling
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Semi-Slav: Botvinnik System
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 12. g3 c5 13. d5 Qb6 14. Bg2 O-O-O
15. O-O b4 16. Rb1 Qa6 17. dxe6 Bxg2

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Started 08/03/11 at 19:01:27 by sanek9385
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By: fling
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Miraculous correspondence game
Dear friends,
I am finishing my work on the book about the “Slav Triangle”, came here to ask for some help. Many years ago one chess enthusiast shared with me an interesting idea in the Noteboom ...

Started 09/25/11 at 14:13:29 by Ruslan Scherbakov
3 3615 Last Post 10/01/11 at 17:27:37
By: John Bartholomew
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bg5 h6!?
Although my 1.d4 opening repertoire is rather advanced, I still haven't got a good reply against 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bg5 h6!?. Can someone please advice me what to play against this? ...

Started 08/19/11 at 12:20:58 by NeverGiveUp
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By: TN
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Marshall Gambit Question
After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qxd4 7.Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8.Ne2!? I fail to see how Black can equalize. Any thoughts?

Started 08/04/11 at 07:43:58 by Anonymous3
9 5236 Last Post 08/06/11 at 21:55:35
By: chessy
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Play the Semi-Slav improvements and 2nd Edition?
If you have any improvements to the analysis in the (excellent) book "Play the Semi-Slav" by David Vigorito by Qualitychess , please post them here!
On the Qualitychess blog under the post "Najdo...

Started 06/21/10 at 07:08:07 by Anonymous3
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By: kylemeister
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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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Winning (or trying) against the Avrukh semislav
Hello Guys,
I’m writing this post after far too many draws after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 (some guys play 3.e3 and then Nf3, not sure I get their point). I’m a semi-slav player so I initial...

Started 05/02/11 at 10:26:22 by Chess_Addict
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By: Chess_Addict
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Semi-Semislav
Opps often go for some sort of generic, non-critical Semi-Slav. I am playing Bg5 against it and know about the Botvinnik and Anti-Moscow variations (don't have them well memorised but know the positio...

Started 03/29/11 at 21:43:30 by gwnn
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By: kylemeister
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c6-d5-e6
What to do against d4 d5 c4 e6 Nc3 c6? Play e3 and go to a meran. However black can play f5 in that variation. Or Nf3, but i have the feeling that the Nootenboom is a really hard nut to crack. Or go f...

Started 06/25/10 at 20:29:45 by Waster
10 6321 Last Post 05/01/11 at 21:16:47
By: derdudea
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Great April update from Ruslan
Ruslan came forth with a particularly useful 1.d4 d5 update this month, looking at essentially all White's ways of avoiding the Noteboom when Black plays the Triangle, whether in context of 3.Nf3 or 3...

Started 04/24/11 at 16:15:14 by Markovich
1 1672 Last Post 04/25/11 at 16:32:14
By: chessy
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Any information on Semi-Slav 5.Bd2?
The variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Sf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd2 7.Bd2 is well known and usually covered in books.
But yWhite can play Bd2 two moves earlier, 5.Bd2 and this move is not mentio...

Started 04/10/11 at 08:24:02 by derdudea
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By: derdudea
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Dreev's Moscow & Anti-Moskow Book
I just ordered this from NIC.  It looks pretty good.  It's a Chess Stars book.  Chess Stars seems to be producing some good books, these days.  Bologan, Barsky, now this.
http://www.newinchess.co...

Started 03/05/10 at 13:48:41 by Markovich
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18 13531 Last Post 02/24/11 at 14:09:15
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Fight the Marshall
No its not the Ruy Marshall but his d4 Marshall....
Watson says on page 99  of mastering chess openings that quite  a few top players have used 4...Bb4 it avoids tons of theory, and the out come ...

Started 01/18/11 at 23:24:30 by Zatara
6 3576 Last Post 02/14/11 at 01:06:43
By: Markovich
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