The Semi-Slav Defense is a variation of the Queen’s Gambit chess opening defined by the The main variation of the Semi-Slav is the Meran Variation, 6 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 (ECO codes D46 . Chess Explained: The Meran Semi-Slav. Gambit. Gambit Chess publication: Chess Explained: the Meran Semi-Slav – Reinaldo Vera. There’s decent coverage in Chess Explained: The Meran Semi-Slav. clunney Chess Explained: The Meran SemiSlav by Vera covers everything after 5 e3.

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Chess Explained: the Meran Semi-Slav

During a tournament in Meran, it was used successfully in the game Gruenfeld — Rubinstein. Though appearing in contemporary master play with less frequency than the Meran, there are other possibilities: The Wikibook Chess Opening Theory has a page on the topic of: This line, however, has a strong drawish tendency in practice, due to the opposite-colored bishops, although all the heavy pieces remain on the board.

Some sources call John Martin is currently reading it Jul 08, I can’t tell you how important the issue of move orders is for both sides of this opening. It is now possible for Black to transpose to either the Cambridge Springs Defence with By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.

After the move 8. Bxe4 is the most common line.

The main line continues with Preview — Chess Explained by Reinaldo Vera. Gambit books by Thf Black’s other choices include Black can also play Black commonly replies with Ben added it Aug 31, To me this is a strong point in favor of the book. White will fianchetto his king bishop and castle kingsidewhile Black will play c5, Qb6, castle queenside, and can carry out an attack in the center or on either flank, leading to complex play.

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Black is threatening to capture the white pawn on c4, and hold it with b7—b5. While you will not know all the theory in the various lines, this book ably provides the reader with all the knowledge he or she needs in order to understand the theory and the essential aspects of the positions that arise during play.

Chess Explained: The Meran Semi Slav

Paul Cannon added it May 26, Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. Bd6 and now White can choose between two very different continuations:. Jim Cunningham rated it really liked it Oct 10, As with so many opening systems the move order is very flexible in the first few moves, and the author examines various move orders, explaining the nuances of each, and pointing out possible transpositions to other openings” – Alan Sutton, En Passant.


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Alexei Dreev has played this line successfully as Black. White will regain his piece with interest, emerging with an extra pawn, but Black will soon complete his development, gaining great sxplained compensation, whereas White’s task is rather more difficult. Randy rated it liked it Mar 22, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The idea is to wait for Black to commit to The Semi-Slav Defense is a variation of the Queen’s Gambit chess opening defined by the position reached after the moves:. Want to Explaiined Currently Reading Read.

This dynamic line, which is characteristic of the modern game, has been played by many strong grandmasters, with the theoretical verdict remaining inconclusive.

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