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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Playing 1.d4 The Queen's Gambit 2012-Verifying Schandorff

Repertoire Against the Semi-Slav
Schandorff proposes the Bg5 complex against the rock solid Semi-Slav in Playing 1.d4 vol2-Schandorff(Quality Chess 2012). In the analysis of

Hracek,Z (2628) - Elsness,F (2506)
18th European Teams Porto Carras GRE (1.12), 03.11.2011

Schandorff's proposes 15...Kb8 as a key defensive novelty which remains untested to TWIC 852.  I found a key improvement for black in the notes to black's 18th move.

Black to Play


Now black played 18...Bb7 but 18..Nb8 manages to hold.

Hracek,Z (2628) - Elsness,F (2506)
Semi-Slav Anti-Moscow Gambit[D43]
18th European Teams Porto Carras GRE (1.12), 03.11.2011

Position 1
After 21...ed,white has a wide choice of captures. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play


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