Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...e6/3. Nc3/3...Nf6/4. Nf3/4...c6/5. e3

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Semi-Slav Defence: Main Line
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/pp3ppp/2p1pn2/3p4/2PP4/2N1PN2/PP3PPP/R1BQKB1R

Moves: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3
ECO code: D43-D49
Parent: Queen's Gambit Declined

Semi-Slav Defence[edit]

5.e3[edit]

The c-pawn is now protected by the light-squared bishop. The bishop can be moved later for castling. Black will usually want to try developing his dark-squared bishop to a square like b4, and castle.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3

5...
Main Line ...
Nbd7
...
Bd6
=
...
Be7
=
...
a6
=

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