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I would play 4 a4 in anticipation of that ...b5 idea. rdecredico is right, this is like a bad QGA by black.
I don't see what the problem is, white is more than fine in that position.
You can easily recover your pawn and destroy blacks'.
Maybe this game can give you some idea:
Commented by IM David Pruess from chess.com. It's not about the slav defense, but about a game where the black plays the variation that you mention here.
^ no. In the game you linked white has the N on c3. This makes a world of difference because black in that case can push his b pawn and gain a tempo. In that case black's pawn become a pain in the butt, in fact I play it as black.
In the position of the OP the N is on his home square, so white can regain his pawn easily.
White is already better in the diagram position- where's the problem?
I was thrown off by Black's confidence in playing these moves. I won eventually, but felt I made a meal of it. I was also thrown by the fact that Black had two connected passed pawns, with one already on b4.
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