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The Slav Defense was a perennial sight on the chessboards of masters in the early 20th century. This an astute reply to White’s Queen’s Gambit, whose sole creation was based on solving the problems inherent to the Queen’s Gambit Declined. It is a solid defense and is played from the beginner to the World Championship […]
Dutch GM Sipke Ernst will teach you how to win with the Exchange Slav. Many chess players tend to underestimate the Exchange version of Slav. They believe, quite incorrectly, that Exchange Slav is very drawish and has no winning ambitions whatsoever.
Chebanenko Slav: a solid, quiet opening bursting with potential for action! Are you unsatisfied with your current Black opening? Have you felt lost when it comes to planning middlegame strategies? Are you interested in learning a new defense against 1.d4? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I recommend you to take a […]
Slav Defense begins after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 and is one of the most popular choices against the Queen’s Gambit. This defense bears its name due to the number of masters from Slavic countries that started developing it and introduced it into tournament practice. Some of them were Alekhine, Bogoljubow, and Vidmar. The […]
Semi-Slav Defense is one of the most popular options nowadays against 1.d4. It is a complex opening in which black is able to fight for the initiative without taking any major positional risks. The Semi-Slav Defense was one of Kasparov’s most dangerous weapons when he was in his prime, but many other attacking players like […]