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That Sneaky Slav & Semi-Slav
Compiled by Sneaky
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As a 1.d4 player, I've always found the Slav defense to be particularly frustrating. That's why I finally learned to play it myself. Here are some key games which illustrate Black's fighting chances.

Winawer Countergambit strikes again!
Slavko Mikuz vs S Jeric, 2002 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Shabalov indulges in the sneaky Winawer.
F Roeder vs Shabalov, 1991
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal employs the Winawer Countergambit.
Dzindzichashvili vs Tal, 1990 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Vaganian tries Bg4!? and soon Gheorghiu is fighting for a draw!
Gheorghiu vs Vaganian, 1984 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Again, Torre illustrates 6...Bg4!? move.
J Schroer vs E Torre, 1985 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Torre's "quirky" 6...Bg4!? mixes up the Slav exchange.
C Partos vs E Torre, 1985 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 54 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav (Meran) What I call the "Korchnoi Attack"
Korchnoi vs F Csajka, 1988 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1-0

The Meran Strikes back!
Miles vs Yusupov, 1986 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 45 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav (Meran) More on 13.Qf3.
Reshevsky vs Petrov, 1937 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav (Meran) Capa's 13.Qf3 ... hard to refute!
Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

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