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 by Reinaldo Vera
Vera draws upon decades of personal experience to explain the underlying logic of sem-islav Meran and related lines, and to pick out the key features of positions that to the untrained eye might appear random and unfathomable. The main line continues with The Meran is its traditional main line, and often leads to chaotic positions of immense strategic and tactical richness. 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 Alexei Dreev has played this line successfully as Black.
Bent Larsen introduced the move This is territory where the player who is better prepared and has a superior meraan for the nuances will typically emerge victorious, even against a stronger opponent. To ask other readers questions about Chess Explainedplease sign up.
Vera draws upon decades of personal experience to explain the underlying logic of the Meran and related lines, and to pick out the key features of positions that to the untrained eye might appear random and unfathomable.
Glenn Mitchell added it Dec 20, Bxf6 Qxf6 gives rise to play of a different character from the Botvinnik variation. This book is excellent. Vera manages to give a remarkable amount of verbal guidance while introducing and annotating 25 illustrative games. Bd6 and now White can choose between two very different continuations:. It is now possible for Black to transpose to either the Cambridge Springs Defence with Though appearing in contemporary master play with less frequency than the Meran, there are other possibilities: Thaddeus rated it really liked it Feb 06, Books by Reinaldo Vera.
Other possible moves are 5. Preview — Chess Explained by Reinaldo Vera. The gambit line 6. You will learn more than just the variations covered, but also about chess in general, because this book is a fountain of knowledge and it is so accessible that it is a shame not to take advantage of it.
This line, however, has a strong drawish tendency in practice, due to the opposite-colored bishops, although all the heavy pieces remain on the board. Belying its solid classical appearance, the Semi-Slav is one of Black’s most mdran responses when White opens with the queen’s pawn.
Reinaldo Vera comes from Cuba and has been a grandmaster since Gruenfeld adopted the same variation explxined rounds later against Spielmannwinning as well. As well as variations Vera offers many insights White will play in the center, leading to a rich, complicated game. The main alternative to 6. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Chess Explained: The Meran Semi Slav
Paul Cannon added it May 26, Chess Explained books 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. Bb4, have become sidelines in modern play. In return for the pawn, White receives a lead in development and a strong initiative.
This line is extremely complicated, with theory stretching past move thirty in some chesw.