The Semi Slav: Cambridge Springs Variation Series 1

Black's tricky move: variation 7...Nxd5

17/09/2021 –    The  Semi-Slav: Cambridge Springs idea is to immediately attack white’s queenside at move 6…Qa5 combined with support from knight at f6 and bishop at f8. But white’s  a3 !! move  disrupts black’s intention to damage white’s queenside. Our featured 2  games is based on black’s variation 7…Nxd5. 

Above are Cambridge Springs Variation

We study the game of former World Champ GM Vladimir Kramnik  8. Qd2 line (Game Viewer 1)  then the  game of Indian genius, 17 year old GM Sarin Nihal 8. Rc1 line (Game Viewer 2).

CHESS BLOG No. 31 : Date: 17th September 2021

The Cambridge Springs: 7...Nxd5 variation

First Game : Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 1)

GM Vladimir Kramnik used the 8. Qd2 line followed by 9. Rc1 move. But at move 11. a3, black's pressure at white's queenside diminished gradually. Thus, turned the flow in GM Kramnik's advantage.

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

GM Sarin Nihal's idea is very nice one too. At very young age (17) and rated 2655, he will reach 2700 rating soonest.

I hope you enjoy this lessons. We will study black's 7...ed5 variation in the next chess blog: The Cambridge Springs - Series 2.

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

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