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Abraham Speijer vs Fritz Englund
Scheveningen (1913), Scheveningen NED, rd 1, Jul-28
Slav Defense: Three Knights Variation (D15)  ·  0-1



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  Clement Fraud: Evening All,
Tonight I've been commiserating a thoroughly rotten run of my overall form.

In response to 1.d4, it has long been said that 1... d5 is the only correct reply (for various reasons). It does seem bizarre, however, that one has to go back over a century to find a promising defense to the Queen's Gambit... and this interesting miniature from 1913 offers genuine food for thought IMHO. 4.Na6 may appear awkward (or even backward), but is it really any worse than 4.a6 or 4.dxc4 (??)

Mar-05-18  sudoplatov: The move isn't bad in and of itself in the Slav. The timing may matter. It's known after 4...dxc4 5.a4 Na6 where it scores W44.1-B25.2. This is slightly better than 5...Bg4 but worse that 5...Bf4 or 5...e6. On move 4 it loses 58.3-16.7. Both 5.Bg5 and 5.cxd5 seem strong. In the above game, White would do better with 6.Qb3 or 6.Bf4. No reason to lock in the Queen's Bishop this early.
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  FSR: Weird conclusion. Seemingly White is just lost, most unexpectedly, after 15.Qxe5?? Bc4.

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