Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...e6/3. Nc3/3...Nf6/4. Nf3/4...c6/5. e3
|Semi-Slav Defence: Main Line|
|Moves: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3|
|ECO code: D43-D49|
|Parent: Queen's Gambit Declined|
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.
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3
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