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Slav Masters

  • International 
  • Formed: Jan 21, 2012
  • The "Slav Masters" group is ideal for anyone who wants to master the Slav Defense in response to the Queen's Gambit, or would just like to learn more about this opening. This popular opening was played by 11 of the first 13 world champions and was particularly favored by Euwe, Botvinnik, and Smyslov. More recently the Slav has been adopted by Anand, Ivanchuk, Short, and other top grandmasters, including use in six of the eight games that Vladimir Kramnik played as Black in the 2006 World Championship (in the other two, he played the related Semi-Slav Defense). We feature study groups on the opening as well as forum discussions on Slav strategies, a Slav "Game of the Week", and member-supported game analyses. We also schedule Team Matches that feature the Slav to provide members with practice playing this opening. I look forward to seeing you in the group!

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  • If anyone wants to practice the Slav w/ me, feel free to add me so we can practice on live or online. Thanks!

    by Azanama 8 days ago

  • Hello everyone! I just joined this team to find out more about the Slav. :) Teach me well

    by Azanama 2 weeks ago

  • Wow I see we are going to see those political-correctness-trolls even here. Maybe we should ban letters s,l,a,v and e from every language, cause they form into slave? I understand that it is a big deal in US, since You've had slavery for a big part of Your short history, but in most slavic countries it has been banned for centuries, so we don't think about this stuff so often.

    by Nozoziom 5 weeks ago

  • http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=slave

    by vaiuuii 8 weeks ago

  • Slav and Slave have nothing to do with each other, the word "slave" comes from Latin. Team Romania has sent a slav thematic match challenge to your group, please let us know if you are interested. Thanks and good luck!

    by vaiuuii 8 weeks ago

  • I'm not trying to incite controversy here, but I find it mildly amusing that "Slav Masters" sounds awfully close to "Slave Masters," especially considering that the word "slave" actually comes from "slav," since many slavic people were forced into servitude by their conquerers.

    by 78554976362012 2 months ago

  • yo

    by ArtBo 2 months ago

  • cool

    by hsong1 4 months ago

  • Welcome ChessLegend28, let's start a new vote chess game.

    by punitiveavenger 5 months ago

  • Welcome!

    by satxusa 5 months ago