The Semi-Slav, Chebanenko system and the Slav triangle are solid and flexible weapons for Black. The repertoire examined on this DVD meets them all in a provocative way.
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In the Slav Defence Black supports his d-pawn with 2...c6. Compared to the move 2...e6 this has the advantage of not blocking in Black’s Bc8, and it makes it possible, in the event of 3.cxd5, to recapture on d5 with a pawn and thus to maintain a central pawn on d5. The Slav Defence enjoys the reputation of being one of the safest and most solid replies to the Queen’s Gambit. It is very popular in both top tournaments and also amateur tournaments.=> More products: Slav Defence
In order to avoid reaching a somewhat passive Catalan setup, Black has to get out of his comfort zone and accept the pawn sacrifice on c4. White’s compensation typically consists of an advance in development and a space advantage in the centre and play frequently acquires a neo-romantic character. There are lines where it is hard to prove an objective advantage for White in analysis mode, but Black’s route to a safe position is not simple, either. In over-the-board play White has excellent chances for maintaining the initiative for a long time. A compact and promising repertoire for active players.
• Video running time: 6 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
• Database with model games