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The Semi Slav: Cambridge Springs Variation Series 1

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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 !! the move  disrupts black’s intention to damage white’s queenside. Our featured 2  games are based on black’s variation 7…Nxd5. 

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Above are Cambridge Springs Variation

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

The Cambridge Springs: 7...Nxd5 variation

First Game : Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 1)

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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.

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

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

GAME VIEWER 1

ENDGAME CORNER - SOLVE THE PROBLEM BELOW

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FMJesse
Author: FMJesse

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

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