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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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 An example is Gligoric v Ljubojevic, Belgrade, The Semi-Slav Defense is a variation of the Queen’s Gambit chess opening defined by the position reached after the moves:.
Black can also play Qc2once rhe sideline, this move chwss in popularity in the s, in large part due to Anatoly Karpov ‘s advocacy.
Return to Book Page. White takes control of the center with 6.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Belying its solid classical appearance, chese Semi-Slav is one of Black’s most aggressive responses when White opens with the queen’s pawn.
Randy rated it liked it Mar 22, Bc2, followed by Qd3 and Bg5. This line, however, has a strong drawish tendency in practice, explauned to the opposite-colored bishops, although all the heavy pieces remain on the board.
Chess Explained – The Meran Semi-Slav
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. The gambit line 6. Vera draws upon decades of personal experience to explain the underlying logic of the Meran and related lines, explqined to pick out fhess key features of positions that to the untrained eye might appear random and unfathomable.
As well as variations Vera offers many insights There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thaddeus rated it really liked it Feb 06, Belying its solid classical appearance, the Semi-Slav is one of Black’s most aggressive responses when White opens with the queen’s pawn. In addition to discussing all major lines after 5 e3, Vera also covers many subtle issues of move-order, which are of great importance when trying to steer the game into the desired channels.
Black captures a pawn by Eric Miettinen rated it it was ok Jul 28, Ben added it Aug 31, The main line of the Botvinnik now continues 7. 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. White will fianchetto his king bishop and castle kingsidewhile Black will play c5, Qb6, castle queenside, and can carry out an attack in the center or on either flank, leading to complex play.
Chess Explained: The Meran Semi Slav
Bd6 and now 7. The line was first played in in the game Schlechter—Perlis. 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 thr opponent.
This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat It semi-slqv now possible for Black to transpose to either the Cambridge Springs Defence semi-xlav Alexei Dreev has played this line successfully as Black.
The main variation of the Semi-Slav is the Meran Variation, 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.
Chess Explained: The Meran Semi Slav
The unusual move Gruenfeld adopted the same variation two cheess later against Spielmannwinning as well. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Though appearing in contemporary master play with less frequency than the Meran, there are other possibilities: Bb4, introduced by the Italian master Max Romihcheess Bd3, Black usually plays This book is excellent. White refuses to shut in the dark-squared bishop, instead developing it to an active square where it pins the black knight.
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