When you add the Slav to your repertoire, you get an opening with a solid foundation. However, that doesn’t mean you will get a boring game. On the contrary, this opening often leads to very dynamic play. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of the world class players of today, including Carlsen, Caruana and Firouzja have played it frequently, and used it to play for a win against their contemporaries.
We get the Slav after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6. This video course will focus on 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 and now dxc4, but the white alternatives leading up to the mainline are also discussed in great detail. This video course will explain how to handle the closed positions that happen after 4.e3, but also how to deal with white’s gambit play in the Tolush-Geller Gambit. Moreover, after watching this video course you will feel like an expert on IQP-positions
- Video running time: 6 hours 28 minutes
- With interactive training including video feedback
- Extra: Model games database & Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels
GM Sipke Ernst is a Grandmaster and FIDE Trainer who has been a member of the Dutch National Team. His peak Elo is 2606.