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Semi-Slav by GM Sipke Ernst

In the Semi-Slav, Black enjoys clear-cut development, a rock-solid position free of weaknesses, and the ability to switch gears between razor-sharp and quiet positional chess. Contrast that to White, who now faces a “darned if you do, darned if you don’t” dilemma.

Inside Seriously Shock The Semi-Slav, GM Sipke Ernst rediscovers an anti Semi-Slav sideline from the 1930s. One that’s Light In Theory But Heaps Heavy Positional Pressure.

After the standard 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6, you’ll play 5.g3 and fianchetto your bishop on the next move. From g2, your light-squared bishop not only puts Black’s queenside under tremendous pressure. It also sets up the e4-break to grab more space in the center. And when you have complete control of the board, good things are bound to happen — like winning in less than 20 moves.

Get your copy of Seriously Shock The Semi-Slav, GM Sipke Ernst here

If it’s good enough to win against the Semi-Slav at the highest level, just imagine how wickedly effective it will be in your weekend tournament. Best part? You’ll learn how to Seriously Shock The Semi-Slav from a true expert in the opening. Ernst himself has played both sides of the Semi-Slav since he was a teenager. And you get all of that hard-won knowledge and pinpoint accurate analysis… condensed into 223 instructive variations. You’ll learn how to meet just about any reply by Black with confidence, including:

? The main lines with 10…Be7 and 10…h6
? The tricky 5…Nbd7
? The solid 7…Be7
? Magnus Carlsen’s 7…Bd6
? Black’s various sidelines
? And many more

Plus, you’ll also get a Quickstarter chapter which has the top 10% of the variations you will face. This way, you can start playing the repertoire in as little as one hour.

Get your copy of Seriously Shock The Semi-Slav, GM Sipke Ernst here

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