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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 2900 Last Post 02/07/03 at 17:23:04
By: Cnelis
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Stonewall
Hello,
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 ???
SutterCane

Started 03/20/03 at 22:35:26 by SutterCane
2 2993 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 2736 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 2357 Last Post 08/10/03 at 12:51:05
By: GMRuslanScherbakov
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Meran System
Hi!
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 1715 Last Post 02/15/04 at 04:34:01
By: Najdorf_Player
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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 2202 Last Post 02/18/04 at 08:34:00
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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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 2655 Last Post 03/03/04 at 08:56:33
By: alumbrado
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Zvjaginsev Variation
Hey, I didn't see anything in the e-book about the Zvjaginsev Variation (say that tens times fast  Grin) of the Meran, which goes (with many possible transpositions):
1. d4 d5
2. c4 e6
3....

Started 05/04/04 at 16:03:44 by never1b4
2 2288 Last Post 05/05/04 at 19:11:03
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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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 1793 Last Post 05/14/04 at 18:15:25
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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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 2283 Last Post 08/11/04 at 05:34:34
By: MNb
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Sadler's Semi-Slav book
Hello Smiley
How is Sadler's book about semi-slav?
Is it at the same level of the fantastic Queen's gambit declined of the same author?
bye
Max

Started 06/20/04 at 06:50:34 by Max
3 3791 Last Post 08/25/04 at 10:08:18
By: cma (Guest)
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Semi-slav
Looking at the analysis in the game
Tikhonov, Jury-Novitsky, Dmitry from Ruslan's most recent update, it looks like White can get a really big advantage after (in the notes to 21. 0-0-0) instead...

Started 09/28/04 at 20:15:07 by Billy_Cember (Ex Member)
0 1229 Last Post 09/28/04 at 20:15:06
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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Botvinnik 10 ... Be7
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 Be7!?
Okay, this move has probably been covered before somewhere else, but it's not on chesspublishing (...

Started 05/16/04 at 22:07:16 by nexirae
2 1770 Last Post 11/21/04 at 18:39:44
By: Joris Pelemans (Guest)
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Botvinnik Variation
In the botvinnik variation of the semi-slav I was recently confronted with an interesting new idea:
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 c6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10...

Started 11/21/04 at 19:26:00 by Joris Pelemans (Guest)
0 1125 Last Post 11/21/04 at 19:25:59
By: Joris Pelemans (Guest)
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Semi-Slav 4.Qc2
How should Black proceed after the following?
1.d4 d4 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 e6 4.Qc2
Thanks!

Started 11/30/04 at 06:59:48 by Harvey Williamson
3 1988 Last Post 11/30/04 at 21:06:59
By: MNb
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4.e4!!
4...dxe4 5.Nxe4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Qxd4 7.Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8.Be2 Na6 9.Bd6!! Grin
This strange move has already been play in 1952 Shocked
I realy tried hard to find a way for black to fight against this old stra...

Started 12/17/04 at 08:07:46 by chessy (Guest)
8 6238 Last Post 01/06/05 at 14:11:49
By: chessy
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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 1353 Last Post 05/05/05 at 16:27:59
By: Semkov (Guest)
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good coverage of the Marshall gambit?
Does anyone know of good coverage of the Marshall gambit (1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3.  Nc3 c6 4. e4)  in any recent or not-so-recent books, or on any web forums?   Thanks in advance.

Started 09/19/05 at 15:23:27 by Robert Desjarlais (Guest)
5 2313 Last Post 09/20/05 at 10:25:39
By: lnn2
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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 3455 Last Post 11/07/05 at 15:50:56
By: Alias
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D44 - Botvinnik
hi all,
Is the famous Botvinnik-line still playable, I don´t get a chance playing it with white (--> due to 5. ...h6), but lots of player allow it, when I play it with black;
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6...

Started 01/31/06 at 16:27:24 by gewagw(Guest) (Guest)
0 1202 Last Post 01/31/06 at 16:27:23
By: gewagw(Guest) (Guest)
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