Queen's Gambit Declined--Slav Defense, Exchange Variation

Jul 5, 2013, 7:30 AM |

The Queen's Gambit is a good opening if White is seeking to give Black a challenging game. It is usually declined by Black and a popular way to decline it is with the Slav Defense. My coach recommends responding with the Exchange Variation.

We will start with a simple way for White to trap black. 

If 15... RxQ white gets a family fork when he captures Black's Rook with his Knight.  


Main Variation:

Variation 2

This is the easiest way to play against the Slav Defense. If you have more variations, ideas, tricks, traps or comments please do send them in, I look forward to reading them!