H X

Queens Gambit Declined

Some experts claim that it is to Blacks advantage to try to balance the Pawn position as much as possible. They therefore answer 2 P—c4 with . . .

P—c6. This leads to the various "Slav" defenses:

[Variation A]

1 p—d4

p—65

2 p—c4

p—c6

3 kt—f3

kt—f6

4 kt—c3

p x pc4

5 p—a4

b—f5

6 p—e3

p—eö

7 bxpc4

b—b4

8 o—o

o—o

9 q—e2

b—g6

10 kt—e5

kt b8—d7

11 p—f4

p—c 5

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