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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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  • We don't have any admin. We could organize a live tournament and post the schedule here perhaps.

    by SmyslovFan 2 weeks ago

  • we could have an intragroup tournament

    by SchachMatt 2 weeks ago

  • I use this group just for the info on the Slav. The admin has been gone 7 weeks.

    by SmyslovFan 2 weeks ago

  • It looks to me like the super admin hasn't been on for over a year, and there are no admins, so I don't know that team matches are possible.

    by SJFG 2 weeks ago

  • Are we going to have any team matches? If not, what's the point of this group?

    by Chewbacca9 4 weeks ago

  • Most of the elites: Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Aronian, Carlsen, Anand...

    by SmyslovFan 3 months ago

  • Which grandmasters play the slav with both colors?

    by RookSacrifice 3 months ago

  • the Slav Exchange is just chess. There are some cool lines you can try, including the Glasgow Kiss variation.

    by SmyslovFan 4 months ago

  • Thinking of taking up the Slav but my first couple of encounters vs. the Exchange have been disasters so any pointers would be helpful. I'm guessing I need to play an early ...a6. Against 3. Nc3 I intend on the Alapin variation 3...e5!? I guess it's the former Budapest player in me

    by J3MP7ym37Hod 4 months ago

  • Hi Kstorn, I would like to play the semi slav as black against you in live chess. What time/s are you are usually available?

    by rlian3 7 months ago