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Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
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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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Anti -Noteboom Systems
The moves 1,d4 d5 2,c4 e6 3,Nf3 c6 and now 4,Qc2 is particularly annoying to the Noteboom player. I am looking to avoid playing the Meran and all the theory that goes with it. Against 3,Nc3 c6 4,e3 I ...

Started 03/06/06 at 22:36:18 by akita
10 5011 Last Post 06/06/06 at 04:13:49
By: lnn2
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Chess Explained: The Meran Semi-Slav
I just got the new book by Vera. http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/cesemislav.html I have to say that the initial impression is very good. I played through the first games of the first chapter. Very cl...

Started 08/24/07 at 09:19:48 by Alias
6 3481 Last Post 09/10/07 at 13:34:58
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 3455 Last Post 11/07/05 at 15:50:56
By: Alias
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Noteboom / Abrahms move order
Hi everyone !
I recently saw some games in the noteboom and I started being intrested in this opening. As I never played 1 ... d5 in my life, I would need some advice on the best way to reach the...

Started 11/12/08 at 19:45:41 by Alluren
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By: MNb
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Semi-Slav move-order problem
I have recently been browsing through Larry Kaufman's Chess Advantage in Black and White, mainly for the coverage of the Exchange Spanish and the Bb5 Sicilian, but I have also glanced at the Semi-Slav...

Started 09/07/05 at 11:33:15 by alumbrado
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By: Markovich
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Botvinnink Semi Slav- 16 Rb1
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 nf3 nf6 4 Nc3 e6 5 bg5 dc 6 e4 b5 7 e5 h6 8 bh4 g5 9 nxg5 hxg5 10 bxg5 nbd7 11 ef6 bb7 12 g3 c5 13 d5 qb6 14 bg2 0-0-0 15 0-0 b4 16 Rb1 !?
I know you will recognise this idea - ...

Started 09/02/07 at 10:05:21 by ANDREW BRETT
3 2168 Last Post 01/24/08 at 12:00:44
By: unknown_master
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Noteboom
Ruslan mentioned a project he was working on - a book/CD on the Noteboom.
Have I missed this, or is it still a work in progress?
I'm interested in taking up the Noteboom after some early exp...

Started 03/05/03 at 07:47:16 by Andy (Guest)
6 3249 Last Post 09/19/07 at 13:41:34
By: nyoke
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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
13 10026 Last Post 02/29/12 at 05:34:35
By: Darthmambo
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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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18 12717 Last Post 07/18/11 at 22:14:59
By: kylemeister
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Semi-Slav Question
After 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 e6 5 e3 Nbd7 6 Qc2 Bd6 7 Bd2 0-0 8 0-0-0 c5 9 e4 cxd4 10 Nxd4, David Vigorito in his book "Play the Semi-Slav", Larry Kaufman in his book "The Chess Advantage in ...

Started 08/27/10 at 08:08:11 by Anonymous3
12 6336 Last Post 09/16/10 at 22:42:51
By: TN
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2 Marshall Gambit Questions
After 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 c6 4 e4 dxe4 5 Nxe4 Bb4+ 6 Bd2 Qxd4 7 Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8 Be2 Na6 9 Bd6, Larry Kaufman in his book "The Chess Advantage in Black and White" recommends 9...b6 but after 10 Nf3 Bb7 ...

Started 09/09/10 at 14:50:44 by Anonymous3
1 1898 Last Post 09/10/10 at 16:11:07
By: najdorfslayer
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1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 e6 5 Bg5
After 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 e6, Larry Kaufman in his book "The Chess Advantage in Black and White" calls 5 Bg5 the Botvinnik System but isn't it only the Botvinnik if Black plays 5...dxc4?

Started 08/12/10 at 08:08:45 by Anonymous3
4 3165 Last Post 08/12/10 at 20:59:06
By: MNb
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Poll: Better to reach Semi-Slav via ...e6 or ...c6?
Vote for if you think it is better to reach the Semi-Slav via the ...e6 move-order (1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 c6 4 Nf3 Nf6) or the ...c6 move-order (1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 e6). Let me sum up what...

Started 06/30/10 at 07:43:22 by Anonymous3
9 7801 Last Post 07/21/10 at 11:50:20
By: huibui
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2 Semi-Slav Questions
Larry Kaufman in his book "The Chess Advantage in Black and White" recommends playing the Semi-Slav via the ...e6 move-order. After 1 d5 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 Nf6, he doesn't consider the move 4 Bg5, which...

Started 07/10/10 at 21:45:15 by Anonymous3
3 2509 Last Post 07/11/10 at 20:00:23
By: ErictheRed
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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
0 2239 Last Post 12/02/15 at 20:27:28
By: applechess
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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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Prehistory of Botvinnik Gambit
I am trying to find the first games played with that opening. We all know Denker - Botvinnik, but my database contains some older games (Van Scheltinga - Gruenfeld, 1936 and Szabo - Euwe, 1938 being t...

Started 01/06/21 at 10:11:43 by BABYBIRD
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By: BABYBIRD
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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 3189 Last Post 07/20/16 at 19:28:44
By: gewgaw
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