By David Vigorito
The Semi-Slav is without doubt one of the preferred chess openings that Black can play opposed to 1.d4. The Semi-Slav is either sound and bold, which makes it a favourite of the elite. This ebook offers specialist assistance on find out how to play this fascinating version. the writer basically explains which traces he recommends for Black or even deals a call of replies opposed to the most lines.
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F6 2 S . ad 1 �fS 2 6 . f6 Yz- Yz Bacrot - M . Gurevich, France 2000. IS .. �xc4 After 1 9 . . �xf3 2 0 . Wi xf3 Wi xf3 2 1 . gxf3 exd4 22. exd4 CtJ b 6 23 . xb6 White's extra pawn i s offset by his shattered structure. Wic2 i s a sol id way for White to play. After 7 . . axb S Whi te plays i n Catalan style. Black's best course of action is to take quickly on c4 . While White is recovering the pawn, Black can get in a quick . . e6-eS ensuring a good game. 1he queen is a little exposed on f6, s o Black should try to show that it is active rather than vulnerable.
E5 !! h6 is another idea, but it looks un natural to me. ad l lLl xg3 1 3 . g7 1 4. d5 0-0 (after Kramnik's suggested 1 4 . . �e7 Yermolinsky gives 1 5 . d6 ! ) 1 5 . dxe6 fxe6 1 6JM6 �e7 1 7. xc4! bxc4 Other moves are also possible: a) 1 2. f4 lLlxe5! leaves White's centre looking im mobile and rather fragile after 1 3 . fxe 5 ( I 3 . dxe5 lLld7) 1 3 . . lLl d7 1 4. b3 cxb3 1 6. ad l �e7 1 B . ii. e l ?! b4 1 9. 1Ll a2 a 5+ M. Mitkov Grabarczyk, Ohrid 200 1 . xe5 0-0 1 4. d6 �b6 ! An interesting ex change sacrifice to sap the dynamism from White's position.
Xb7 1 9. 4J e4 4J xeS 2 0 . axb S axb S 2 1 . 'lWhS � b6 (22 . . 'lWdS + -) 23 .