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Semi-Slavaks Def D40s
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Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 h-pawn fishin' pole attack
Maximov vs Andreyev, 1854 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 0-1 Pretty finish!
Burn vs Teichmann, 1895 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 0-1
P F Johner vs Alapin, 1908 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

G39 in Winning w/the Hypermodern by Ray Keene & Eric Schiller
L Asztalos vs Breyer, 1913 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 1-0 Give to get
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1921 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 1/2-1/2
W Schlage vs A E Post, 1922
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Nxf7 sac initiative!!
Alekhine vs H Newt, 1923 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Four straight pawn captures sac the rooks for Q perpetual
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Var (D48) 1-0 Outside passer
Colle vs Euwe, 1924 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 60 moves, 1-0

Capablanca wins on the Black side of the Meran
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1925 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 29 in Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti, 21st Cent
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1925 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

QGD: Vienna. Quiet Variation (D44) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Opocensky vs Tartakower, 1925 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 28 in 'Pawn Structure Chess' by Andrew Soltis
Jacques Davidson vs Alekhine, 1926 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Wolfgang Heidenfeld selected this game his book "Draw!"
Znosko-Borovsky vs A Vajda, 1926 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 19.?
Botvinnik vs G Stepanov (Schneideman), 1930 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Maroczy, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Meran Variation (D48) 0-1 Really hungry King!
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1/2-1/2
Spielmann vs Alekhine, 1931
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Lisitsin links
Lisitsin vs Goglidze, 1933 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 40 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman
Gruenfeld vs L Steiner, 1933 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Sozin Var I (D49) 1-0 Try to hold onto Ps
Botvinnik vs S Belavenets, 1934 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Counter threat
Koltanowski vs NN, 1935 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Deflection sets up JHB's #
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 178 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 55 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Meran (D48) 0-1 Mate by a lethal decoy and deflection
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Meran Var (D45) 0-1 Stockfish
K Prucha vs Foltys, 1943 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Pirc Var (D48) 1-0 Create an escape?
W Suesman vs M Stark, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Normal Var (D45) 0-1 N sac for Q+ flurry
Kieninger vs Keres, 1943 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Var (D48) 1-0 Pin to win
Tolush vs Veresov, 1944
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

G92: Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 Arabian Mate w/Queen
M Green vs A Regen, 1945
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Normal Var (D45) 0-1 There's no discovered+ yet
M Laisaari vs E E Book, 1946 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Romih Var (D46) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik considered the following to be his best game of the t
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Saemisch vs E Zemgalis, 1949 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

V Borisenko-Belova vs J Langos, 1949 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Variation (D45) 1/2-1/2
E Kuzminykh vs Taimanov, 1950 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

1951 World Chess Championship, Game 18, Match tied 9-9
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Eero Einar Bk, one of Finland's all time greatest players.
Keres vs E E Book, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran Variation (D47) 0-1 Q Decoy Sacrifice
Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs Najdorf, 1952 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Var (D47) 1/2-1/2
Chekhover vs Spassky, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 SPICY
Stahlberg vs Bronstein, 1955 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Accelerated Meran Var (D45) 1-0 Stockfish; 29.?
Taimanov vs M Beilin, 1955 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Szabo vs Bisguier, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (D45) 0-1
Polugaevsky vs Taimanov, 1956
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

G Pfeiffer vs I Aloni, 1958 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

...Fabulous, magical game by the genius from Riga...
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (D45) 0-1
A Roberts vs Keene, 1961 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Var (D45) 0-1 USSR championship
Korchnoi vs V Mikenas, 1962 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31) 1-0 B threats
Taimanov vs H Steiner, 1952 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 61 Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 True skill
B Rabar vs Opocensky, 1941
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 0-1 11...0-0-0+! nabs rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom Variation (D31) 0-1
S Sorokina vs A A Lazarev, 2013
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

(D44) QGD Semi-Slav, 58 moves,1-0 Keep thy rooks connected vs Q
Yermolinsky vs Kaidanov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 A pair of Qg7s
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Q sac and more
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 128 in 'The Soviet School of Chess' by Kotov & Yudovich
Furman vs Spassky, 1952 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 0-1 How to stop a minority attack
J D Tisdall vs Sveshnikov, 1978 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 39 in Fire on Board, Part 2: 1997-2004 by Alexey Shirov
Ponomariov vs Shirov, 2003 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 89 in The World's Greatest Chess Games- Nunn/Emms/Burgess
Kamsky vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

G109 in The Mammoth Book of World's Greatest Chess Games
I Sokolov vs A Dreev, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Rubinstein (Anti Meran) System (D45) 1-0 g-file
Tartakower vs H J van den Heuvel, 1933
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Pseudo-Mayet's Mate
M Knezevic vs M Sibarevic, 1979
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 A favorite opening trap
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Bogoljubow (D46) 1-0 quickly to the pub
Vidmar vs W Winter, 1930 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 0-1 40 pages of kibitz
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Wade Var (D47) 0-1Blackburne's Mate notes
K Korody vs Benko, 1951 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld (D49)0-1 40+ pages kibitz
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Unusual X-ray mate
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Anand beats the Meran, Game 6 of his 1991 Candidates Match
Karpov vs Anand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 70 moves, 0-1

Shirov ends powerful positional game with 41 ... Rf6xf3!
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Black's play is so good that GM Scherbakov annotates it in CT!
A Adly vs M Sebag, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

TRENDS Semi-Slav&Meran, Rainer Knaak; Trends Publications 1991
Zsuzsa Polgar vs R Knaak, 1990
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Sacs yield 2 Hogs on the 8th
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1 f2 falls
K Burger vs Kaidanov, 1993
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

G92 Mammoth Book-The World's Greatest Games (Nunn/Burgess/Emms)
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1 Hanging piece
F Braga vs O Korneev, 2001
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade Var Larsen Var (D47) 0-1Reposition Q
M Ezat vs O Korneev, 2003 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 0-1 Relocate Q!
J Oms Pallisse vs O Korneev, 2001
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (C45) 1-0 A+Promo combo!!
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1/2-1/2 Blitz
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2007
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 0-1 Lots of RK notes
Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Brilliant
Le Quang Liem vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Meran Var (D47) 0-1 Lawnmower mate next
S Volkov vs E Romanov, 2008
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 127 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Korchnoi vs Sakaev, 2008
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1
E Inarkiev vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1
J Werle vs Motylev, 2008
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran (D47) 0-1Crossfire, rob the pin, interference
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 1-0
Timman vs Tal, 1988 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran Var (D48) 1-0
Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 1-0

Another game from Shirov with a quick, explosive finish.
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1
W So vs A Baryshpolets, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1
M Tratar vs M Palac, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1
R Jumabayev vs P Maletin, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1
M Bluvshtein vs V Baghdasaryan, 2010 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 106: My Life and Games by Vladimir Kramnik & Iakov Damsky
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 Rapid
V Fedoseev vs B Adhiban, 2015
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 36 in Fire on Board: Shirov's Best Games by Alexey Shirov
Shirov vs T Thorhallsson, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal (D45) 0-1 Compare raking bishops
J Costa vs Kramnik, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 3 Deflections
A Moiseenko vs Potkin, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 1-0 R&P vs N
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Anastasia's Mate threat
Pelletier vs Gelfand, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 R ending zugzwang
Le Quang Liem vs Ganguly, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Accelerated Meran Var (D45) 1-0 tpstar explains
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 disatrous disconnect
B Gledura vs Anand, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Central sac
Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Normal Var (D45) 0-1
C Bauer vs Gelfand, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Agrest vs F Lamprecht, 1993
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 0-1

A Kunte vs C Galofre, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Notes by Schiller
E Schiller vs D T Steel, 2000  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44) 0-1 Fio File opener
A Schneider vs M Dvoretsky, 1983 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Carlsen conjures up incredible endgame mating net versus Shirov
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1
A Gupta vs S Kuipers, 2012 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Decoy, Remove Guard
Beliavsky vs Bacrot, 1999 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Wicked finish
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik Variation (D44) 1-0
B Zanetti vs S G Samuelsson, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Magnus defeats the world number one (V. Topalov 2812)
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

A brilliant game by Topalov to finish the tournament
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Polgar analysis
Zhao Xue vs M Sebag, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 0-1 Roiling Rooks
B Brinck-Claussen vs S M Andersen, 2017
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld Variation (D49) 0-1Juniors
H Hayrapetyan vs A Adly, 2007
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 67 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 56 moves, 0-1

B Lalith vs A J Walton, 2016
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 34.?
Yu Yangyi vs Wen Yang, 2017 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Blitz
Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 1-0 P picking
I Krush vs Shabalov, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2011 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 61 moves, 1-0

QGD: Hastings Var (D30) 1-0 Annotations by Peter Wells
I Stohl vs R Kuczynski, 1993  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 1-0 Rare Ding loss
Navara vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 45 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 Superb!
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 25.?
I Sokolov vs J Smeets, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Romih Variation (D46) 1-0 Blitz
Larsen vs Huebner, 1987
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

"Levon in the Lurch" (game of the day May-07-2008)
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 110 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Rabinovich Var (D49) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Miles vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 11 in Chess Secrets: Great Attackers by Colin Crouch
Tal vs Mikhalchishin, 1978 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Chigorin Def (D46) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Schlechter vs Von Scheve, 1901 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 0-1

Game 4 in Karpov: Chess At The Top 1979-1984
Karpov vs Tal, 1980 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 csmath annotates
Van Wely vs W So, 2013 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0 Mutual promotions
A Roos vs B Fleurquin, 2014 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Meran Var (D45) 0-1 23...?
Kaidanov vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Suspense, Discovered +
D Aniag vs M Voloaca, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Karpov vs Lautier, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 26.?
Kasimdzhanov vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1
M Gurevich vs Yusupov, 1988
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

"Garry Kasparov's Chess Challenge" Cadogan Chess, London, 1996
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 Nxf7 countered later by Q sac
Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1
Agrest vs Vitiugov, 2006 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 1-0 She k
A M Galliamova vs V Buturin, 1995
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Answer the threat
V Keymer vs Gelfand, 2018 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1/2-1/2 Unbeaten Streak
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2019 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 73 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies' by Sam Collins
Fressinet vs N Brunner, 2011 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 74 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies' by Sam Collins
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated Meran Var (D45) 0-1 Discovery w/Nd3+
H Lundin vs Ekstrom, 1947 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 9 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Wild one!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Rubinstein (Anti Meran) System (D45) 0-1N on 3rd
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Rubinstein (Anti Meran) System (D45) 0-1 Blitz
Carlsen vs Anand, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Stockfish
Kasimdzhanov vs Bareev, 2002 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Sam steps up
Leko vs S Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Blindfold
P Nikolic vs Anand, 1998 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Raking Bs, Pin, Spearhead
L Unuk vs M Sebag, 2018 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Exhibition
Karpov vs L Christoffersen, 2000
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

D44 1-0, 38 third in Informator's top novelties of 2002
Bacrot vs Fressinet, 2002 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Topalov, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Vol. 66, Chess Informant Golden Games by Qindarka
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Stoltz Var. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Arabian Mate
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Buy a vowel
P M Kotsur vs Sveshnikov, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 0-1 Riddled, forked
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 22.?
Browne vs B G Smith, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 19...?
K Lerner vs M Roiz, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Y Shulman vs Van Wely, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Huebner, 1986 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

A I Bykhovsky vs D Oltean, 1990 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Hebden vs D Laclau, 1997
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Anand, 1993 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

A Hollis vs F Baumbach, 1973 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs M Matlakov, 2019 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 80 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

T Hillarp Persson vs T Thomsen, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

J Stapfer vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 14: Move by Move - Petrosian (Engqvist)
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 177 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
P Nikolic vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0
Tarrasch vs Colle, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

So much for the second guessing; it's the variation!
G Bauermann vs R Butze, 1979 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D46) 1-0 Bxh6 triggers Kside attack
Smagin vs N N Monin, 1986 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Karpov vs Shirov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 7 in Chess for Hawks by Cyrus Lakdawala
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1900 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: General (D43) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 112 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Yermolinsky vs Shabalov, 1986 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

L Pliester vs A Dreev, 1989 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Lasker, 1925 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Epishin vs F Losada Cabrera, 2006
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov vs K Shanava, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Anand, 2015 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

A Laustsen vs S Kjellander, 1956 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs Ragozin, 1949 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

A Buslaev vs Y Sakharov, 1956
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Lautier, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Old Var (D48) 1-0 Greek Gift Removes Def
Boleslavsky vs K Klaman, 1946
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1-0

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