Slay the Slav with the Boor Attack

Slay the Slav with the Boor Attack

Learn a sharp opening from its inventor!

Looking for a way to shock the Slav Defense? Learn a surprise to take over the center with the Boor Attack! Who better to teach you than FM Carl Boor, himself? 5.f3!? will help you prepare to dominate the center and take your opponent out of preparation. This course is loaded with opening traps, strategy, and innovative play. Start playing the Boor Attack today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to reach the remarkable Boor Attack against the Slav Defense!
  • Learn common tactics and strategic motifs in the Boor Attack!


Introduction to the Boor Attack

Join me on an exploration of my secret chess weapon. Normally in the Exchange Variation of the Slav Defense we are in for symmetrical structures that tend to simplify to a draw. Not so in the Boor Attack! White will attempt to overrun the center with active piece and pawn play in the spirit of the gambits in the Open Game.
5 Challenges

The Open Variation

In this first lesson we will find out how White should respond to Black's most principled play.
3 Challenges

Boor's Tusk

I have lost count of how many times I have played this attacking scheme in blitz games (even GMs fall for it). If you learn it well, I can promise you will achieve similar quick knockouts!
7 Challenges

Tusk Trap

This lesson is an examination of a nice trap in the Boor Attack that leads to checkmate.
4 Challenges

Proper Defense

We finish our exploration of the Open Variation with a look at how Black should defend in the Boor Tusk line.
3 Challenges

The Bishop Defense

In this lesson we explore another possible defense to the Boor Attack.
5 Challenges

Mutual Destruction

In this lesson Black plays for a cunning pawn transformation that, if met correctly, leaves White with a dynamic edge.
5 Challenges

The Closed Variation

How to meet the most common answer by Black? With correct play White will gain a pleasant advantage in a "French" pawn structure.
5 Challenges

The "Refutation"

In this lesson we explore one of the most testing variations of the Boor Attack.
7 Challenges

The Mcduffee

We close this study of the Boor Attack by looking at one of my best wins in this variation. I have titled this game The Mcduffee as I was inspired by a girl I met before I played it... who later became my wife.
28 Challenges

Slay the Slav with the Boor Attack

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Released June 6, 2014
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