Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...c6/3. Nc3/3...dxc4/4.e3/4...b5/5.Nxb5/5...cxb5

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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)

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5...cxb5[edit]

This move bravely accepts White's bold sacrifice. Conventional chess wisdom says "The best way to refute a gambit is to accept it". Therefore, if black would have declined the gambit, white would successfully rip black's queenside apart and Black would just be worse. Now, white's queen will get trapped on a8.

Of course, the only way to try to regain the material is with 6.Qf3.

Theory table[edit]

6 7 8
Qf3

Qc7!

Qxa8

Bb7!

Qxa7

e5!

-/+
...

Nc6

Qxc6+

Bd7

Qf3

e5!

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