Playing 1.d4 The Queen’s Gambit 2012-Verifying Schandorff

Repertoire Against the Semi-Slav
Schandorff proposes the Bg5 complex against the rock solid Semi-Slav in Playing 1.d4 vol2-Schandorff(Quality Chess 2012). In the analysis of

Hracek,Z (2628) – Elsness,F (2506)
18th European Teams Porto Carras GRE (1.12), 03.11.2011


Schandorff’s proposes 15…Kb8 as a key defensive novelty which remains untested to TWIC 852.  I found a key improvement for black in the notes to black’s 18th move.

Black to Play

18.Nc3

Now black played 18…Bb7 but 18..Nb8 manages to hold.

Hracek,Z (2628) – Elsness,F (2506)
Semi-Slav Anti-Moscow Gambit[D43]
18th European Teams Porto Carras GRE (1.12), 03.11.2011

Position 1
After 21…ed,white has a wide choice of captures. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play

21…ed

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Posted on February 6, 2013, in Playing 1.d4 The Queen's Gambit, Schandorff, Semi-Slav. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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