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Re: exchange slav
Reply #7 - 03/23/05 at 10:36:45
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how do u make the exchange slav interesting/complex after
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5


The Exchange Slav is in my repertoire.  It gives reasonable play for the win; the statistics are skewed by so many Whites playing it for a draw.  With any degree of care by White, Black's winning chances are nil.

However, one of Black's better tries for the whole point (after four knight developments and 6. Bf4) is 6...Ne4.
  

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Re: exchange slav
Reply #6 - 03/16/05 at 06:01:40
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the comparison between the exchange slav and french is  not entirely appropriate.

I play both for black and the exchange french is definitely more exciting since in many lines it is possible to develop assymetrically. eg. if your opponent puts his knight on f3 you develop on e7, if your opponent 0-0 you go 0-0-0. You can't do this in the exchange slav! The best squares for all the knights are c3,f3,c6 and f6. In some exchange slav lines it is possible for Black to play on the kingside with moves like g5, but those occasions are rare and depend on white being compliant.
  
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Re: exchange slav
Reply #5 - 03/16/05 at 05:12:57
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I have won many games on the black side of the Exchange Slav, but the point is that to end up in these positions in over half of my slav games was just not interesting.

  
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Re: exchange slav
Reply #4 - 03/14/05 at 12:49:31
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black can certainly win the Exchange Slav, as he can the Exchange French. if you can't outplay your opponent with 30 pieces still on the board, you don't deserve to win.
  
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Re: exchange slav
Reply #3 - 03/14/05 at 09:28:13
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That's the line I tried myself, but I always ended up in a slightly worse position with no counterplay.
  
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Re: exchange slav
Reply #2 - 03/14/05 at 07:57:13
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Try an early a6 in order to break the symmetry.
  

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Re: exchange slav
Reply #1 - 03/14/05 at 03:52:28
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You Can't!  That's why I gave it up.  My opponnets played this way in 50% of my Slav games and I just didn't enjoy playing these positions.

Not much help I know!!
  
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exchange slav
03/13/05 at 20:47:42
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how do u make the exchange slav interesting/complex after
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5
  
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