Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...c6/3. Nf3/3...Nf6

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Slav Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnbqkb1r/pp2pppp/2p2n2/3p4/2PP4/5N2/PP2PPPP/RNBQKB1R

Slav Defence[edit]

3...Nf6[edit]

Moves: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6

Black plays the natural developing move Nf6, which is invariably the best square for the black knight in the Slav. On f6, the knight exerts control over the e4 square as well as re-inforcing protection of the d5 square.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6

4
Nc3
e6
=
e3
e6
=
Exchange Variation D13 cxd5
-
=

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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.