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The Complete Slav – by Konstantin Sakaev

The Complete Slav, by Konstantin Sakaev

GM Konstantin Sakaev, twice Olympic champion, is joining the Chess Evolution team and will be publishing two books on the Slav defense. The first one is coming in June, the second one is scheduled for later this year.

Konstantin Sakaev is not only a great Russian player, but a very experienced trainer and writer to which he dedicated his last 3 years.  During his active time as a chess player, he was one of the biggest experts in Slav, the most played opening at the current moment on the very top level by players like Carlsen, Aronian, and Anand.

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With the “Complete Slav” series you are becoming an expert for White as well for Black, having the trendy lines and fashion analysis of the most recent theory.


Sakaev, The Complete Slav Book 1

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5

->->3.Nc3 e5

->->->-> 3…dxc4
->->->-> 3…e6 4.e3 f5 (4…Nd7, 4…Bd6)
->->->->-> 4.Nf3 dxc4
->->->->-> 4.e4
->->->-> 3…Nf6 4.e3 a6 (4…Bf5, 4…Bg4) 5.Qc2 e6 (5…g6, 5…Bg4, 5…b5) 6.Nf3

->-> 3.Nc3 e5
->->->-> 3…dxc4

->->->-> 3…e6 4.e3 f5
->->->->->-> 4…Nd7
->->->->->-> 4…Bd6

->->->->-> 4.Nf3 dxc4
->->->->-> 4.e4

->->->-> 3…Nf6 4.e3 Bf5
->->->->->-> 4…g6
->->->->->-> 4…a6

->->-> 3.Nf3 dxc4
->->->->  3…e6
->->->-> 3…Nf6 4.Qc2

->->->->-> 4.Qb3
->->->->-> 4.e3 g6
->->->->->-> 4…e6
->->->->->-> 4…a6
->->->->->-> 4…Bf5
->->->->->-> 4…Bg4

->->->->-> 4.Nc3 a6


The Complete Slav Book 1 will be printed in the end of June, the second book of the series is coming later this year and is available in the New Books Package

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