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.
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).