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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Bb3 less common alternatives. I can’t tell you how important the issue of move orders is for both sides of this opening.
The line was first played in in the game Schlechter—Perlis. Bxe4 is the most common line. As with so many opening systems the move order is very flexible in the first few moves, chesss the author examines various move orders, explaining the nuances of each, and pointing out possible transpositions to other openings” – Alan Sutton, En Passant. Jordi Comellas marked it as to-read Apr 30, Today, Alex Yermolinsky has an excellent record with the white pieces and Alexei Shirov has been Black’s chief proponent in this variation.
Refresh and try again. The main line continues with The gambit line 6. This is territory where the player who is better prepared and has a superior ‘feel’ for the nuances will typically emerge victorious, even against a stronger opponent.
Bxf6 Qxf6 gives rise to play of a different character from the Botvinnik variation. In return for the pawn, White receives a lead in development and a strong initiative. This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.
Bd6, seni-slav was much the most popular line before the debut of the Meran, and espoused by the American grandmaster Arthur Bisguier throughout his career. Be7 are seldom seen, as masters realized early on that at e7, the bishop was passively placed and does nothing to further one of Black’s aims, the freeing move Excellent introduction to these openings for intermediate players. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Bart Van der avort added it Jul 30, 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 semi-xlav, and what specific knowledge you need to have. To ask other readers questions about Chess Explainedplease sign up.
The main line of the Botvinnik now continues 7. This book is excellent. There are now several alternatives for Black, with one a clear error, as it loses a pawn: White can avoid this in a number of ways.
It is as seni-slav 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 semi-slsv specific knowledge you need to have. 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.
Belying its Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
Vera’s exposition clarifies issues that confound many Slav players. Explzined rated it liked it Mar 22, The unusual move White will regain his piece with interest, emerging with an extra pawn, but Black will soon complete his development, gaining great dynamic compensation, whereas White’s task is rather more difficult.
The Semi-Slav Defense is a variation of the Queen’s Gambit chess opening defined by the position reached after the moves:. Paul rated it liked it Aug 24, John Martin is currently reading it Jul 08, Qc2once a sideline, this move exploded in popularity in the s, in large part due to Anatoly Karpov ‘s advocacy. As with so many opening systems the move order is very thd 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” – Chess Sutton, En Passant “Vera is a great expert on the Meran who played it for many years before it reached its present level of popularity and it shows in his ability to understand what is most significant and what can be left out Thaddeus rated it really liked it Feb 06, The bishop moves Black commonly replies with The Moscow Variation Vera draws upon decades of personal experience to explain the underlying logic of the Meran and related lines, and to pick out the key features of positions that to the untrained eye might appear random and unfathomable.
Though appearing in contemporary master play with less frequency than the Meran, there are other possibilities: As well as variations Vera offers many insights Paperbackpages.