By Peter Wells
The Semi-Slav version of the Queen's Gambit ends up in the most advanced positions in chess concept. briefly, Black concedes area on the centre of the board which will release a counter-attack at the queenside. it's a favorite of Garry Kasparov, and lately has develop into very popular with more youthful champions reminiscent of Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Vesselin Topalov, Gata Kamsky and Alexei Shirov. This booklet examines all facets of the Semi-Slav, with the desires of the aggressive participant in brain. It comprises all of the contemporary improvement and lots of very important video games, followed by way of unique research.
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