slav defense

hi ineed to know more about slav defense


Slobo Janjić

Slobo Janjić 2 years ago


If you have chess.com account, I will advise you to read this article:https://www.chess.com/blog/slobodan007/qgd-vs-slav-vs-semi-slav-vs-botvinniks-gambit-system made by me because I play that variants. If not this is a short resume:

Slav is quite better than QGD( for both sides ), but black has many traps that he must avoid in order to stay active and equal. Black's idea of 2...c6 is not to block c8 bishop by moving 2...e6 like in QGD. But that idea can give black some big troubles if he doesn't know traps and tricks that can be used against him like:

  • Tempo jackpot for white or even a losing c8 bishop if you put your c8 bishop on g4 too early.
  • Losing b7 pawn or really bad structure if you put your c8 bishop on f5 too early.

There are many, but that's main stuff about traps.


In the article: https://www.chess.com/blog/slobodan007/qgd-vs-slav-vs-semi-slav-vs-botvinniks-gambit-system you can find some my games examples, lines as well or what to do if...

GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 2 years ago

Thank you Slobo for a nice answer! 
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Here you have it :) 

GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 2 years ago

Slav is a very big topic! 
It's the same I tell you now I need to know more about stock market :D :D :D 

Here is a good course made by my friend IM Tigran Petrosyan 

Chess Pro

Chess Pro 1 year ago

I don't play the Slav defense only d4,d5,c4,e6


Rakesh k

Rakesh k 1 year ago

It is a nice course
Guenter Rier

Guenter Rier 2 years ago

I have good results against the slav with 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4. Qc2 / Qb3  recommended by Hilton & Ippolito in "Wojos Weapons Vol 1"

.... because few opponents play the main line used by masters 4.... dxc4
but  answer stereotyp like semislav with 4. ...e6

ARNAV maheshwari

ARNAV maheshwari 2 years ago

hi i think the best way to practice opening is by seeing games of top players mainly recent games and by playing practice game these are if you cant afford a coach this is what i had experienced 

Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 1 year ago

I never had good results when playing slav so against 1.d4 I prefer Benko Gambit King's indian defence, modern benoni and rarely Nimzo indian.