Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...c6/3. cxd5

Slav Defence
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)

rnbqkbnr/pp2pppp/2p5/3P4/3P4/8/PP2PPPP/RNBQKBNR

Slav Defence Exchange VariationEdit

3. 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 3...cxd5. After the exchange, black will find it difficult to win unless white is overly ambitious.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
...
cxd5
=
cxd5
cxd5
...
Bf4
=
Exchange Variation D10 cxd5
cxd5
Nc3
Nf6
Bf4
Nc6
e3
a6
=
Exchange Variation D10
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)

r1bqkb1r/1p2pppp/p1n2n2/3p4/3P1B2/2N1P3/PP3PPP/R2QKBNR


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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 7 April 2012, at 20:20