Opening Repertoire: The Slav
The Slav (1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6) is a great choice against 1 d4 for players who are after a solid position from the opening but one that also contains dynamic possibilities. The pawn on c6 guarantees Black a firm foothold in the centre but there is also the ever-present possibility to capture on c4 and possibly even try to hold on to this pawn. The Slav is ideal for combining reliability with a promise for dynamic counterplay in the middlegame.
In Opening Repertoire: The Slav, highly experienced chess author and coach Cyrus Lakdawala guides the reader through the complexities of the Slav and carves out a repertoire for Black. He examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans.
- A complete repertoire for Black against 1 d4.
- A question and answer approach provides an excellent study method.
003 About the Author
012 1) Main Line Dutch: 9 Qe2 Bg6
043 2) Pin Variation: 9 Qe2 Bg4
073 3) Dutch Lines with Nh4
095 4) The 6 Ne5 Variation
130 5) The 6 Nh4 Variation
155 6) Geller and Catalan Gambits
206 7) The 5 e3 Quiet Line
220 8) Semi-Slav: Ulf’s Variation
251 9) 4 Qb3 or 4 Qc2 Variation
273 10) The Exchange Slav
327 11) Slav versus Flank Openings
413 12) Panov-Botvinnik and Pseudo-Panov
438 Index of Variations
447 Index of Complete Games