Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...c6/3. cxd5

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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)

rnbqkbnr/pp2pppp/2p5/3P4/3P4/8/PP2PPPP/RNBQKBNR

Slav Defence Exchange Variation[edit]

3. cxd5[edit]

After this move, the tension in the center is relieved, often allowing black equality. Because of this, this variation often ends in a draw.

Black's only decent move is to complete the exchange of pawns with 3...cxd5. After the exchange, black will find it difficult to win unless white is overly ambitious.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
...
cxd5
=
cxd5
cxd5
...
Bf4
=
Exchange Variation D10 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
Nf6
Bf4
Nc6
e3
a6
=
Exchange Variation D10
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)

r1bqkb1r/1p2pppp/p1n2n2/3p4/3P1B2/2N1P3/PP3PPP/R2QKBNR


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References[edit]

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