The Semi-Slav is one of the most popular chess openings that Black can play against 1.d4. The Semi-Slav is both sound and ambitious, which makes it a favourite of the chess elite. This book provides expert guidance on how to play this exciting variation. The author clearly explains which lines he recommends for Black and even offers a choice of replies against the main lines.
This is a repertoire book on the SemiSlav defence to 1.d4. While there is deep theoretical coverage when necessary, this work is not meant to cover all variations of the Semi-Slav comprehensively. When possible, at least two possibilities are given against White's main lines. The relatively solid Moscow variation is covered, as is the exciting but risky Botvinnik variation. Even within these systems there are options available. In the main lines of the Meran only 8 ... ii.b7 is included, although after 9.0-0 both 9 ... a6 and the more solid 9 ... b4 receive attention. Even within the solid confines of the Exchange Slav, Black is given options whenever possible. Because this book utilizes the Slav move order ( l.d4 dS 2.c4 c6) there is a lot here that would be useful not only to those who want to play the Semi-Slav, but to players of any Slav system.
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