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# Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...c6/3. Nf3/3...Nf6/4. cxd5

Slav Defence
 a b c d e f g h 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnbqkb1r/pp2pppp/2p2n2/3P4/3P4/5N2/PP2PPPP/RNBQKB1R

# Slav Defence Exchange VariationEdit

### 4. cxd5Edit

After this move, the tension in the center is relieved, often allowing black equality. Because of this, this variation often ends in a draw.

Black's only decent move is to complete the exchange of pawns with 4...cxd5. After the exchange, black will find it difficult to win unless white is overly ambitious.

End in the D14 exchange symmetrical is the same : the draw. Blacks and whites developing their pieces in the same way, exchanging them one after another.

## Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5

4 5 6 7 8 9
Exchange Variation D13 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
Bf5
=
Exchange Variation D13 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
a6
Ne5
...
=
Exchange Variation D13 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
a6
Bf4
...
=
Exchange Variation D13 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
Nc6
Bf4
e6
e3
Be7
=
Symmetrical line D14 with 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 BF5 7. e3 e6
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Exchange Variation D14 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
Nc6
Bf4
Bf5
e3
a6
=
Trifunovic Variation D14 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
Nc6
Bf4
Bf5
e3
a6
Qb3
Bb4
=
Symmetrical main line D14 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
Nc6
Bf4
Bf5
e3
a6
Bd3
Bxd3
Qxd3
Bd6
Bxd6
Qxd6
O-O
O-O
Rfc1
Rfc8
=
Trifunovic Variation
 a b c d e f g h 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

r2qk2r/pp3ppp/2n1pn2/3p1b2/1b1P1B2/1QN1PN2/PP3PPP/R3KB1R

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## ReferencesEdit

• Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.