Slav Defense

Chessboard showing the Slav Defense with the moves 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 played
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The Slav Defence is a variation of the Queen’s Gambit.

In contrast to the Queen’s Gambit declined, the already open diagonal c8-h3 is not closed by e6, so that a development of the bishop on c8 to f5 or g4 before e6 remains possible. Under certain circumstances, after 2. … c6, Black can successfully try to take the pawn with dxc4.

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Slav Defense for black.

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