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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Chess Explained: The Meran Semi Slav

No trivia or quizzes yet. Bd6, which was much the most popular line before the debut of the Meran, and espoused by the American grandmaster Arthur Bisguier throughout his career. It is now possible for Black to transpose to either the Cambridge Springs Defence with Paul rated it liked it Aug 24, Chess Explained explxined 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.


Bxe4 is the most common line.

Chess Explained – The Meran Semi-Slav

Gambit books by Vera: Today, Alex Yermolinsky has an excellent record with the white pieces and Alexei Shirov has been Black’s chief proponent in this variation. The other ideas, I can’t tell you how important the issue of move orders is for both sides of this opening.

Black captures a pawn by Gary Sikon rated it it was amazing Dec 08, The gambit line 6.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These opposing strategies, with the ensuing keen play, have long made the Meran a favorite for enterprising players of either color. Paperbackpages.

As well as variations Vera offers many insights Belying its solid classical appearance, the Semi-Slav is one of Black’s most aggressive responses when White opens with the queen’s pawn.

Alexei Dreev has played this line successfully as Black.

Vera’s exposition clarifies issues that confound many Slav players. Want to Read saving….

Books by Reinaldo Vera. White refuses to shut in the dark-squared bishop, instead developing it to an active square where it pins the black knight. White will regain his piece with interest, emerging with an extra pawn, but Black will soon complete his development, gaining great dynamic compensation, whereas White’s task is rather more difficult. John Martin is currently reading it Jul 08, Black can also play Andrew Gripp rated it really liked it Jul 06, Eric Miettinen rated it it was ok Jul 28, Tue line, however, has a strong drawish tendency in practice, due to the opposite-colored bishops, although all the heavy pieces remain on the board.


The unusual move Bd6 and now White can choose between two very different continuations:. 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 Want semi-slaav Read Currently Reading Read.

Preview — Chess Explained by Reinaldo Vera. Reinaldo Vera comes from Cuba and has been a grandmaster since