Slav Defense – VECO

Slav Defense Chess OpeningThe Slav Defense is a chess opening for Black against 1.d4, characterized by the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 (diagram).

The Slav Defense has been a popular opening for many years and has been relied upon by some of the best players throughout history including 11 of the first 13 World Chess Champions. Players such as Alekhine and Alapin helped develop the theory of the Slav, and more recently it has been the choice of players such as Anand and Kramnik.

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Slav Defense, Exchange Variation (3.cxd5)

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5

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Slav Defense Accepted (4…dxc4)

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4

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