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Slav 3. cxd5 cxd5

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The Queens Gambit Declined Slav Defense 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6
End Game Lesson
Opening Lesson 1
Opening Lesson 2
Opening Lesson 3
Opening Lesson 4
Opening Lesson 5
Opening Lesson 6
Opening Lesson 7
Jacques Meises Dutch defence 1. d4 f5 2. g3 b6
The Staunton Gambit 1.d4 f5 2.e4
Scholastic pictures and crosstables

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5
  • The exchange variation is not strong
  • White Wins 25% Loses 20% Draws 55%
  • 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 (prevents Nb5in the future) 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.Ne5 Bd7(this is a very drawish position White wins 10% Loses 20% Draws 70%)

  • Game 1 PGN[Event "Spring Festival GM"] [Site "Bucharest ROM"] [Date "2003.??.??"] [Round "10"] [White "Gordin,A"] [Black "Svetushkin,D"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteELO "2275"] [BlackELO "2542"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.Ne5 Bd7 8.e3 e6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.O-O O-O 11.Rc1 Nxe5 12.Bxe5 Bc6 13.a3 Qa5 14.Qf3 Rfc8 15.Qh3 g6 16.f4 Ne4 17.Bxe4 dxe4 18.g4 f6 19.g5 f5 20.Qg2 Bb5 21.Rfd1 Bd3 22.Qd2 Qd8 23.h4 h5 24.gxh6ep Kh7 25.Qg2 Bxh4 26.Kh2 Bf6 27.Qg3 Bh4 28.Qg2 Qf8 29.Bg7 Qf7 30.Na4 Bd8 31.Nc5 b6 32.Nxd3 exd3 33.Rxc8 Rxc8 34.Rxd3 g5 35.Rc3 Rxc3 36.bxc3 Qh5+ 37.Kg1 Qd1+ 38.Kh2 g4 39.Be5 Kxh6 40.Qa2 Kh5 41.e4 Bh4 42.exf5 Be1 43.fxe6 g3+ 44.Kg2 Kg4 0-1

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  • For a more dynamic game 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.Ne5 Qb6
  • Here is a good examp
  • Event "4th IECC"] [Site "Istanbul TUR"] [Date "2003.??.??"] [Round "4"] [White "Jobava,Ba"] [Black "Movsesian,S"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteELO "2566"] [BlackELO "2659"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 a6 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.Ne5 Qb6 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.Qd2 Bf5 10.e3 Ne4 11.Nxe4 Bxe4 12.a3 e6 13.Rc1 Be7 14.Be2 g5 15.Be5 f6 16.f3 fxe5 17.fxe4 O-O 18.Bg4 dxe4 19.Bxe6+ Kh8 20.Rc4 Rad8 21.Qc3 Rd6 22.Bg4 exd4 23.exd4 Rf4 24.Be2 Bf6 25.Rb4 Qd8 26.g3 Rf5 27.Rf1 Rxf1+ 28.Bxf1 a5 29.Rb7 Rxd4 30.Qc2 a4 31.Be2 Qa5+ 32.Kf1 Qf5+ 33.Kg2 Qd5 34.Rb8+ Kg7 35.Rb7+ Kh6 36.Qb1 Rd2 37.Qf1 Kg6 38.Kh1 g4 39.Rb8 Rc2 40.h4 gxh3ep 41.Qxh3 e3+ 42.Kg1 Rc1+ 43.Bf1 h5 44.Re8 Qf3 45.Qg2 Qf5 46.Qe2 Bd4 47.Rg8+ Kf7 48.Rd8 Rxf1+ 0-1

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  • A lot of Grandmasters stop about 2 move from here to share the prize money.
  • More wrestling than Boxing
  • 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 a6 7.Nf3 Bg4(to keep the knight from going to e5)
  • Game 3 PGN [Event "Hrokurinn Rapid"] [Site "Reykjavic ISL"] [Date "2004.??.??"] [Round "7"] [White "Nikolic,Pr"] [Black "Lautier,J"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D10"] [WhiteELO "2648"] [BlackELO "2676"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 a6 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 e6 10.Bd3 Bd6 11.Bg5 h6 12.Bxf6 Qxf6 13.Qxf6 gxf6 14.f4 Ke7 15.Rc1 Rac8 16.Kf2 Na5 17.Rc2 Rc7 18.Rhc1 Rhc8 19.Na4 Rxc2+ 20.Rxc2 Rxc2+ 21.Bxc2 Nc6 22.g4 b5 23.Nc3 Bb4 24.Kf3 Na5 25.Ke2 Bxc3 26.bxc3 Nc4 27.e4 dxe4 28.Bxe4 Kd6 29.h4 Kc7 30.Kd3 Nb2+ 31.Kc2 Nc4 32.Bf3 Ne3+ 33.Kd3 Nd5 34.Bxd5 exd5 35.Kc2 f5 36.g5 h5 37.Kb3 1/2-1/2

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  • 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bf4
  • Here Grand Master Ruben Fine suggest Black not bring out his Queenside bishop because it would weaken Blacks Queenside.
  • Instead 6..e6 7.e3 Be7 or 7...Bd6 but that exchanges the bishops. Black would prefer to exchange his knight for Whites Bishop.
  • 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bf4 e6 7.e3 Be7

  • 8.Bd3 O-O 9.O-O Nh5
  • Hoping to exchange the knight for the bishop or advance the f pawn to get a lock on the center.
  • See Game below
  • 8.Bd3 O-O 9.O-O Nh5

    [Event "?"] [Site "Mar del Plata"] [Date "1956.??.??"] [Round "2"] [White "Gondim"] [Black "Sanguinetti"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A46"] 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bf4 e6 7.e3 Be7 8.Bd3 O-O 9.O-O Nh5 10.Bg3 f5 11.Be5 Nf6 12.Qe2 Ne4 13.Rac1 Bd7 14.h3 Be8 15.Nb5 Rc8 16.Bh2 Bh5 17.Kh1 a6 18.Nc3 Qe8 19.Rg1 Qf7 20.Qf1 Bf6 21.Be2 g5 22.g4 fxg4 23.Nxe4 dxe4 24.Nd2 Bg6 25.Bxg4 h5 26.Be2 Be7 27.Bc4 Na5 28.Rg2 Qf5 29.h4 gxh4 30.Qg1 Kh7 31.Be2 h3 32.Rxg6 Rxc1 33.Rg7+ Kh8 34.Qxc1 Kxg7 35.Qc7 Rf7 36.Be5+ Bf6 37.Qxa5 Bxe5 38.dxe5 Qxf2 0-1

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