La defensa Semieslava (1.d4 d5 seguido por ...e7-e6 y ...c7-c6) es una de las configuraciones de apertura más populares para las negras. Ellas pueden seguir dos conceptos enteramente diferentes. Uno incluye un tempranero ...Cg8-f6 y lleva a varios sistemas populares profundamente analizados: Merano, Antimerano, Botvinnik, Moscú, Antimoscú, Westfalia, etc. El otro, en el que las negras se abstienen de ...Ng8-f6 en una fase temprana, lo presenta el GM Michal Krasenkow en este DVD.
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