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Beating the Semi-Slav 1

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GM Magnus Carlsen: Great theoretical contribution by the World Champion on Semi-Slav

11/03/2022 –  GM Magnus Carlsen showed his mastery in beating the Semi-Slav. He gave away 2 pawns in order to create a breakthrough that leads to a fantastic win versus GM Ding Liren.

Our 2nd featured game is one of the best games I have seen on how to beat the Semi-Slav. GM Ding Liren is two pawns up but has no value at all due to delayed development. There is a saying ” Two pawns up is not enough to win a game”. Let’s check it out. But coffee first…

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CHESS BLOG No. 59 : Date: 11th March 2022

Black's game plan: Grab all free pawns but backfired

1st Game : Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 1)

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Black is 2 pawns up but white has all the good moves. In this game, two pawns up is not enough to win a game.

2nd Game: Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 2)

Black's Game Plan: Pawn up but needs development

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Black's plan is to develop pieces and control the center. Let's find out.... but have a hot , delicious coffee first...

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

ENDGAME CORNER - SOLVE THE PROBLEM BELOW

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PLEASE THINK 5 MOVES AHEAD: USE YOUR ANALYTICAL SKILLS

CLICK 5 min Blitz to play (human) or click more to adjust timer

ENJOY THE GAME: BUT HAVE A HOT & DELICIOUS COFFEE

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Author: FMJesse

Chess Title: FIDE Master/ FIDE Chess Rating: 2339/ Education: Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health)/ Founder: Memory Chisel/ University: Western Sydney University

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