By Graham Burgess

“an abundance of principles to fit nearly each kind of participant, no matter if she or he is seeking calm defense within the beginning, or super tactical opportunities...” - GM Paul Motwani, Scottish Chess

The Slav has been performed via eleven of the 1st thirteen international Champions, and has been favoured via many stars of contemporary chess, together with Anand, Kramnik, Shirov, Ivanchuk and Morozevich. Its nice acceptance is because of its severe solidity and ample percentages for dynamic counterplay.

This e-book offers specific insurance to aid gamers as either White and Black face the demanding situations of this difficult but worthwhile establishing. All strains after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 are mentioned, other than those who transpose to the Semi-Slav.

The sharpest tactical traces of the Slav obtain specifically targeted assurance. those comprise the serious piece sacrifice ordinarily line (5...Bf5 6 Ne5 e6 7 f3 Bb4 eight e4 Bxe4), the Steiner line (5...Bg4) with 6 Ne5 Bh5 7 h3, and the potentially doubtful yet hugely harmful Geller Gambit (5 e4), which was once a favorite of the younger Kasparov. the fashionable ...a6 strains also are lined systematically for the 1st time in chess literature. This new digital version has been systematically rechecked and contours 1000's of revisions to the analysis.

“Burgess doesn’t simply express the modern traces, but in addition provides the previous reliable adaptations. Gambit openings books are perfect for gamers who rather desire to immerse themselves in a gap” - Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad

Graham Burgess holds the area checklist for marathon blitz chess-playing. he's a hugely flexible chess author, whose past books variety from normal publications for quite green gamers to high-level theoretical manuals. His ‘Mammoth booklet of Chess’ gained the 1997 British Chess Federation booklet of the yr Award, whereas ‘Nunn’s Chess Openings’, of which he's a co-author, has verified itself because the top sleek one-volume openings encyclopaedia. He received the Val Thorens overseas match in 1988 and is a former champion of the Danish quarter of Funen. these days he lives in Minnesota, USA.

“The Slav maintains to stay a truly well known commencing in any respect degrees and so an intensive survey from the ever diligent Burgess is particularly welcome. Burgess has in the meantime controlled to take care of his recognition as a really conscientious writer with this paintings, as once more he continuously corrects the research of others, while supplying many vital feedback and enhancements himself in addition to generating transparent tests of traces” - IM Richard Palliser, Hull Chess membership Magazine

“Burgess has performed a truly conscientious activity. He provides a superb survey of what has occurred during the past and in openings the place he has own involvement, like five e4 Gambit, he bargains loads of own perception ... a primary fee starting publication” - IM John Donaldson, within Chess Online

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