The 1030 annotated games contain many with high level comments. Top players such as Carlsen (3 annotated games), Anand (5), Aronian (7), Caruana (3), Duda (2), Firouzja (1), Giri (5), Harikrishna (1), Jakovenko (3), Karjakin (1), Kramnik (4), Navara (3), Ponomariov (1), Radjabov (3), So (1) and Wojtaszek (1) have analysed their games to which have been added the annotations by Slav or Semi-Slav experts like Michal Krasenkow (139) and Dorian Rogozenco (107). In total the database contains 10 610 games in which the average rating of the players was at least 2620 (except for annotated games or games played by specialists).
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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
A double click on the database loads the games overview. A further double click you can load the relevant game. Via the Players tab the games can be sorted by frequency (with the tab Total). This shows Semi-Slav specialist Alexey Dreev out in front with 782 games, followed by Sergey Volkov (expert in the Slav) with 613 games and Semi-Slav specialist Alexey Shirov (535).
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