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Planning on switching from KID to Slav... thoughts?


  • 13 months ago · Quote · #1

    Chess4001

    I've been wrongly playing the KID because I disovered I was better positionally; plus, I play the caro-kann so the slav should be a good choice for me. How should I go about this change?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #2

    AndyClifton

    Hm...is the Slav positional?  Seems pretty wildly tactical to me.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #3

    NimzoRoy

    Click on these links to start "getting with the program" ie learning a new opening. BTW I don't think the CKD has all that much to do with the Slav Defense other than starting out with an early ...c6. Next time try telling us what variation(s) of the CKD you play and what variation(s) of the Slav you're planning on using and maybe you'll get more specific recommendations and suggestions  GOOD LUCK!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slav_Defense

    http://english.turkcebilgi.com/Slav+Defense

    http://www.chesscafe.com/  type Slav Defense in the "Search chess cafe" box and you'll find many articles available as pdf downloads. 

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #4

    waffllemaster

    Chess4001 wrote:

    I've been wrongly playing the KID . . .

    Said every player under 2500 ever Laughing

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #5

    pellik

    The Slav can lead to either wild dynamic positions or stable positional ones. And while the semi-Slav may not have much to do with the CK, the 4.dxc4 Slav does have some similarities.

    The KID can be quite positional as well, such as in the ...Bg4 lines.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #6

    JamesCoons

    The Slav is an excellent match to go with the CK 

    1. In both you often get in similar pawn structures.

    2. You can handle transpositions such as responding to 1. c4

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #7

    AndyClifton

    waffllemaster wrote:
    Chess4001 wrote:

    I've been wrongly playing the KID . . .

    Said every player under 2500 ever

    I've tried to give it up myself before, but I end up doing even worse with other stuff. Frown

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #8

    ShindouHikaru

    waffllemaster wrote:
    Chess4001 wrote:

    I've been wrongly playing the KID . . .

    Said every player under 2500 ever

    I was going to take offense... Then I realised you're right. Tongue Out


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