The Complete Semi-Slav Part 9: Moscow Variation (5…h6) | Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz explores the Moscow variation in the penultimate edition of his Semi-Slav series. More passive than the Botvinnik variation, Black holds solid against White’s superior development.

Vladimir Belov vs Viswanathan Anand, World Rapid Championship (2015): D43 Queen’s Gambit Declined semi-Slav, Hastings variation
Hannes Stefansson vs Magnus Carlsen, European Team Chess Championships (2007): D43 Queen’s Gambit Declined semi-Slav
Vladimir Kramnik vs Levon Aronian, Kramnik – Aronian (2012): D43 Queen’s Gambit Declined semi-Slav

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