Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...e6/3. Nc3/3...Nf6/4. Nf3/4...c6/5. e3

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

Semi-Slav DefenceEdit

5.e3Edit

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.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3

5...
Main Line ...
Nbd7
...
Bd6
=
...
Be7
=
...
a6
=

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