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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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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
0 1736 Last Post 06/28/11 at 10:08:02
By: Justinhorton
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Slav bishop sacrifice: 14.Kc3
What's all this about? I was always given to understand that this was inferior to 14.Kc2, but it seems to have been played a bit recently.

Started 11/14/10 at 10:48:14 by Justinhorton
0 1368 Last Post 11/14/10 at 10:48:12
By: Justinhorton
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13...0-0-0 dubious or serious in the Meran?
Recently I made some research within the Meran variation and by chance recognized the game Aronian-Rodshtein, 2008 where Rodhstein seemed to revive a dubious variation.
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 ...

Started 04/16/10 at 11:11:09 by Matemax
0 1520 Last Post 04/16/10 at 11:11:08
By: Matemax
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question in Slav
Hello, I have problem in Slav variant.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 d:c 7.B:c4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.e4 c5 10.d5 Qc7 11.0-0 c4 12.Bc2 Bb7 13.d:e f:e 14.Qe2 Bd6
What is plan for...

Started 12/02/09 at 19:24:39 by dragonman
0 1140 Last Post 12/02/09 at 19:24:38
By: dragonman
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Roman's lab 78&79- SEMISLAV
Roman`s Lab 78: Razor Sharp Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained Part 1
More than 100 minutes of instructional video
On this DVD G.M. Roman, G.M. Eugene Perelshteyn and World Computer...

Roman`s Lab

Started 07/24/09 at 08:51:32 by Templare2
0 1323 Last Post 07/24/09 at 08:51:30
By: Templare2
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Semi-Slav Tabiya Position - 9.Bc4
What is your opinion of the position after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bf6 Qf6 7.e3 Nd7 8.Bd3 dc4 9.Bc4? According to my database, this is the main line of the entire 5.Bg5 variation...

Started 04/14/08 at 04:17:23 by Legion XIX
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By: Legion XIX
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when is fluffys new book on the semi slav coming..
when is fluffy new book on the semi slav coming out i heard through july 08. D.  vigoritto got good lines in this one i hope. Cry signed jesse nicholas 1800.

Started 02/25/08 at 20:48:20 by jessenicholasuscf
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By: jessenicholasuscf
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Van Wely's Botvinnik/Moscow DVD
recently I finished watching the entire DVD.
Surprisingly Van Wely goes through quite a number of his losses, which are very  instructive, and you can see how he tries hard to find his way throu...

Started 03/01/07 at 06:09:30 by lnn2
0 1277 Last Post 03/01/07 at 06:09:28
By: lnn2
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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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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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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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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 1715 Last Post 02/15/04 at 04:34:01
By: Najdorf_Player
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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 3189 Last Post 07/20/16 at 19:28:44
By: gewgaw
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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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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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Shirov Slav and Semi Slav DVD "Revisited"
Not sure this is the best place to ask this....
but does anyone know if this "Revisited" version is different from the original release? Does anyone have it?

Started 04/19/10 at 23:22:04 by trw
1 3079 Last Post 04/20/10 at 08:30:01
By: Mortal Games
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Castling queenside in the Semi-slav (Orthodox QGD)
I have been following Schandorf's repertoire with 5. Bg5 vs. the semi-slav and enjoy the tactical, imbalanced positions.  However, many Class A and below players choose to enter the rock solid orthodo...

Started 09/28/09 at 04:12:11 by Eclectico
1 1723 Last Post 09/28/09 at 04:45:34
By: MNb
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14...Ne5 side-line of the Botvinnik
Do you know of any sources that treat the 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Nbd7 11.exf6 Qb6 12.g3 Bb7 13.Bg2 0-0-0 14.0-0 Ne5 line of the Botv...

Started 07/23/08 at 07:36:24 by Bonsai
1 1305 Last Post 07/23/08 at 12:03:44
By: Viking
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Ivanchuk - Shirov   Wijk aan zee 96
anybody else seen this game?? SIMPLY AWESOME!!
just out of interest, has the sac been refuted or is 20 Rd7 losing for black.
d4 d5 c4 c6 Nf3 Nf6 Nc3 c6 Bg5 dxc4 e4 b5 e5 h6 Bh4 g5 Nxg5 hxg...

Started 06/25/08 at 15:14:35 by Chessmoby
1 1552 Last Post 06/26/08 at 14:15:11
By: LeeRoth
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