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Slavs more SLAVS, Semi-Slavs, the whole Sha-bang
Compiled by fredthebear
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It's all in the recipe. Some lines are a bit bland for my taste, but there's many ways to go about it.

Fredthebear originally created this collection w/some help. Thank you ISeth, Latentdanger, Hesam7.

* Zebra Stripes: Game Collection: Fighting the Queen's Gambit

* D44s: Game Collection: D44!

* 1990s Trends: Game Collection: TRENDS Semi-Slav and Meran (Knaak)

* 500 Games: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* My killer chess secret - it's not what you might think: https://www.loavesanddishes.net/old...

* Black wins 1 of 4 or 5 games: Opening Explorer

Lord Dunsany wrote what is perhaps the finest chess poem ever written. It marked the death of R.H.S. Stevenson and was published on page 74 of the April 1943 BCM:

One art they say is of no use;
The mellow evenings spent at chess,
The thrill, the triumph, and the truce
To every care, are valueless.

And yet, if all whose hopes were set
On harming man played chess instead,
We should have cities standing yet
Which now are dust upon the dead.

Riddle: The one who has it does not keep it. It is large and small. It is any shape.

Answer: A gift.

The Blossom
by William Blake

Merry, merry sparrow!
Under leaves so green
A happy blossom
Sees you, swift as arrow,
Seek your cradle narrow,
Near my bosom.
Pretty, pretty robin!
Under leaves so green
A happy blossom
Hears you sobbing, sobbing,
Pretty, pretty robin,
Near my bosom.

Slav Defense - Neat finish (D10) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
W Hahn vs Tarrasch, 1891 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

This game certainly deserved the brilliancy prize!
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10) 0-1 Pin the Q to the K
NN vs T Wildschuetz, 1936 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 11 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1 N & B work together early on
D Cairns vs K Mackley, 1977 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense 4...Bc5 (D10) 1-0 Unusual moves
Koltanowski vs R Lean, 1927 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Upset miniature
Azmaiparashvili vs R Sergejev, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 17 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange (D10) 1-0 "Death or Glory" Attack!
Kaidanov vs W J Donaldson, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Handsome Rook sacs!!
X Zhao vs H Wang, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Modern Line (D11)1-0 Two piece counterattack by email
D de Leeuw vs A Moreno, 1998 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Insert the Bishop pin!
Matamoros Franco vs G Madikwe, 1982 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 0-1 Greco's Mate next
R Bates vs J Houska, 2019 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

AMAZING - game that never happened; pawn hurts like a splinter!
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Slav, Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Boden's Mate
Koltanowski vs Webb, 1941 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

Slav, Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Notes by Alekhine
Fine vs W Winter, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Slav Exchange. Schallopp Var (D12) 1-0 3...Bf5 transposes QGD
Koltanowski vs A G Conde, 1936 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav, Exchange. Schallopp Variation (D12) 1-0 c-file threats
Kmoch vs G Nagy, 1926 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Qside exchanges, trapped R
Birjukov vs Frolov, 1968 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 11 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Exchange Variation (D13) 0-1 Spearhead piles on pin
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Three Knights Var (D15) 1-0 W discovered+ next
C Desmarais vs A Bacsi, 2001 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights (D15) 1-0 Castle, then N raid
Kasparov vs P Schuerer, 1988 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 0-1 Q Intermezzo
S Vesselovsky vs D Kudischewitsch, 1969 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 13 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Three Knights Var (D15) 1-0 Boden's Mate in 11
Seefried vs Kunzler, 1924 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 11 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Chameleon Var (D15) 1-0 Gain time threatening the Q
S Williams vs G Lock, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Chameleon. Advance System (D15) 1-0 The Qs come off
Onischuk vs A Zatonskih, 2004 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var. Advance System (D15) 0-1, 14 moves
Z Sturua vs S Atalik, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Arabian Mate Awaits
Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Steiner Var (D16) 0-1 Computer brain fart
L-Chess vs Socrates, 1995 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 9 moves, 0-1

This is game #4638 in Laszlo Polgar's Chess brick
S Nadel vs Margulies, 1932 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Krause Attack (D17) 1-0 Q trap
Karpov vs P Houtsonen, 1989 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 13 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 0-1 Outnumbered
M Green vs S Bernstein, 1938 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 14 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Slav Gambit (D21) 1-0 Trouble on the long diagonal
Blackburne vs M Fleissig, 1873 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 8 moves, 1-0

Black opens the e-file and the diagonal to own uncastled king
B Gruber vs M Radojcic, 1947 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Accelerated Move Order (D31) 1-0Greek gift miniature
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Accelerated Move Order (D31) 1-0Remove the defender
Pillsbury vs G Marco, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 Bird was 66 yrs
Steinitz vs Bird, 1895 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

Schlechter's gems; Deflect the Defender and Penetrate!
Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

If you do not protect h5 then a Stonewall becomes a Sand-wall.
G Pfeiffer vs S Batlouni, 1960 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 0-1 11...0-0-0+! nabs rook
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

G73 in 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Ragozin vs E E Book, 1946 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Blastin' Away
L Ortega vs P Trotto, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 26.?
Browne vs Shabalov, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 h6 weakens 0-0 position
Pillsbury vs Winawer, 1896 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense. Pseudo-Slav (D02) 0-1 Fascinating Dbl R sac
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-By the skin of his teeth
Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 409: 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Capablanca outlasts Lasker in Brilliacy prize game
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1 AA played for the win in a simul
Alekhine vs W Lamb, 1929 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D10) 0-1Black Q bully moves 11 of 13, often check
H Melkumyan vs So, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

First Brilliancy Prize Winner at the 1992 Manila Olympiad
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Winawer CG (D10) 0-1 Zugzwang breaks White's back
Karpov vs Bareev, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10) 1-0 Queenless MG
Karpov vs Salov, 1993
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 W is the aggressor after dbl Q sacs
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1991 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 Aronian Art
Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov`s Selected Games
Mamedyarov vs Kamsky, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10) 1-0 Push the P
Gelfand vs A Huzman, 2000 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Slav a6 (D10) 0-1 Wang Yue: "the Kung Fu Panda of Chess"
Carlsen vs Y Wang, 2009 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 64 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Exchange (D10) 1/2-1/2 Blindfold swindle stalemate
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 Long Kside attack by unstoppable Q
Breyer vs J Esser, 1917  
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 Wife beater
S Atalik vs E Atalik, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Known as "pinteresting" due to the number of pins used
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10) 1-0 Photo
Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 71 in The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement
Gelfand vs Y Wang, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Exchange Var (D10) 1-0 First K to advance
D Fridgeirsson vs M Karlsson, 2009
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense/QGA (D10) 0-1 Pins, passer
Maurice Peek vs S Guliev, 2001
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 White has the B pair
Granda Zuniga vs E Knoppert, 1991
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10) 1-0Stockfish notes
Kasparov vs I Sokolov, 1999 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange (D10) 0-1 Blitz
Le Quang Liem vs Y Wang, 2008
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 The better bishops
Kasparov vs Timman, 1991 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 35.? Bishops ending
Timman vs A Ipatov, 2013 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: General (D10) 0-1 Black tactics from the opening
A Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah vs N Villanueva, 2014
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Winawer Countergambit (D10) 1-0 K, B, N vs K links
Shaked vs Morozevich, 1997 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 95 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Winawer Countergambit (D10) 1-0 10 year anniversary
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav, Winawer Countergambit (D10) 1-0 Caught on B hwy
Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Slav Winawer CG (D10) 1-0 Interesting EG sitting sac gets Ps
R P Michell vs Przepiorka, 1925 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 Get the Q in close
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11)1-0 Rook X-Ray+ on 7th is next
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

2007 Game Of The Year according to IM Max Notkin's jury
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 Combo platter!
Bologan vs Movsesian, 2005 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 133-137
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z28pPn6XTPg
Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

The losing move appears to be 37...h6?
Topalov vs V Gashimov, 2010 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Blunders
Kasparov vs E Torre, 1987 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

D11 1-0 39 Yasser combo ends game
Seirawan vs B M Kogan, 1986 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Very nice infiltration
Yagupov vs D Belenkaya, 2012
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1/2-1/2 FIDE Arbiter
Z Rahman vs C Natarajan, 2006
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Breyer Var (D11) 0-1 Harsh words
Nakamura vs Caruana, 2014 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 67 moves, 0-1

GK described as a "monster with a thousand eyes who sees all"
Miles vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 69 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D15) 0-1 Flagged in blitz?
Gelfand vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav, Quiet Variation (D15) 0-1 Black gets away w/crooked pawns
Karpov vs Morozevich, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 0-1 Forcing moves from 33...Rd3
Bacrot vs Topalov, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D11) 1-0 A real game (trap exists in annotations)
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Mating Deflection
Dreev vs I Galic, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Modern (D11) 1/2-1/2 Sacrifices to avoid defeat!
M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Transposes to QGD
Kasparov vs Anand, 1992 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 65 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1/2-1/2 B&N forced mate blunder
A Ushenina vs O Girya, 2013 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 126 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav, Modern (D11) 0-1 MG Surprise -- zugzwang or unstoppable t
P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Too Pawn happy
Mamedyarov vs Giri, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 In the nick of time.
Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern (D11) 1-0 Nxf7 decoy arranges B pin!
Bacrot vs T Dao, 2001 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line / Dutch Stonewall (D11) 0-1 Timely N
Kasparov vs M Kreizberg, 1996 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 Two Ns on the rim are double dim
A Shaw vs D Ippolito, 2000 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

White drops a piece on move 5, but wins. The loser becomes WC!
L Galojan vs A Ushenina, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var. Pin Def Both 0-0-0 (D11) 1-0 Space adv
Dreev vs J Oms Pallisse, 2004 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk Slav Def Quiet Var (D11) 1-0
Dreev vs Topalov, 2000 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Zuke-Rubinstein vs Slav Def Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 A treat!
Z Kozul vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Q sac for a passer
D Svetushkin vs S Iskusnyh, 2013
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 22 Think Like a Grandmaster by Alexander Kotov
Kotov vs Levenfish, 1949 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) · 0-1
Anand vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

D11 0-1 30. Quite the Survival Artiste, our Mr Freeman.
Kenneth Harrison vs D Freeman, 1993 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11) 1-0 R on 7th
Bondarevsky vs Panov, 1939
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1-0 1st Brilliancy Prize
V Soultanbeieff vs C Vlagsma, 1946 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Caruana gives masterful display of the virtues of the D11 Slav
M Pavlovic vs Caruana, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav, Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Deflected
C Milton vs C Lakdawala, 2004
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Slav: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0Black couldn't finalize
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2011 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav w/QXQ. Pawn reminders. Tied to the promotion square.
E Schiller vs M Erdogdu, 2003
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Exchange. Schallopp Var (D12) 1-0Trouble on light sqs
Alekhine vs R L Bornholz, 1929 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 1-0

Slav, Quiet Variation. Pin Def (D12) 1-0 Karpov still has it.
Karpov vs Ponomariov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Daunting task
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1/2-1/2
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1/2- Q sac is the only
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

D12 0-1 31
Buhmann vs Shirov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1Blind swine & Q sac
Le Quang Liem vs S Chanda, 2013 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Flabbergasting B!!
P List vs J Mieses, 1927 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 30 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann
A Becker vs Spielmann, 1926 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 0-1 28...?
Karpov vs Ponomariov, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Pin Defense (D12) · 1-0
P Tregubov vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Quiet Variation. Pin Def (D12) 0-1 notes by Stockfish
I Cheparinov vs Aronian, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D13) · 1/2-1/2
Mecking vs A Fier, 2009
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Exchange (D13) 1/2-1/2 Older vs younger brother
B Lasker vs Lasker, 1890 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice open file battery; the pin on the 8th "supports" the 7th
K Frey Beckman vs T Sammalvuo, 2001 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Remove the guard, N fork
J W Collins vs J N Cotter, 1957
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 16 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D13) 0-1 Crystal clear
Portisch vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
H Reefschlaeger vs C Astengo, 2008 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange Var (D13) 1-0 Outnumbered
V Akobian vs L Arias, 2005
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav, Exchange. Symmetrical Line (D14)1-0 Junior Game
Keene vs D H Smith, 1964
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav, Exchange. Symmetrical Line (D14) 0-1 Target Q on the edge
A Huzman vs Shirov, 2004 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange. Symmetrical (D14) 0-1 Influential game
I Kan vs Lasker, 1935 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D15) 1-0 B-R-N sac and offer the 2nd rook!
Aronian vs V Popov, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 35: Move by Move - Carlsen (Cyrus Lakdawala)
Carlsen vs Kamsky, 2013 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Variation (D15) 1/2-1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Suchting Variation (D15) 1-0 Classic Rook EG
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1911 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) · 1-0
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1993 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

D15 1-0 34 Attack against fianchetto structure
Carlsen vs V Malakhov, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) 1-0 2 computers draw
Jonny vs Komodo, 2015 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 158 moves, 1-0

D15 1/2-1/2 44 Kamsky missed the win
Gelfand vs Kamsky, 2012 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var. Advance System (D15) 0-1 Amazing
Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) 0-1 Active Rook
W Zhou vs Kamsky, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Variation (D15) 0-1 Underpromotion+
Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Slav Def Schlechter Var (D15) 1-0 B outpost & h-file battery
Euwe vs Flohr, 1939 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav, Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 A smashing finish
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Def Chameleon Advance System (D15) 0-1 Two hogs on the 2nd
Beliavsky vs P Acs, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Slav, Alekhine Var (D15)Kamikazee the LPDO, then collect hanger
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Slav, Alekhine Var(D15) Heavy pieces in action w/pawn thrusts
Reti vs Lasker, 1923 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Slav Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 Distant passed pawn win
Mamedyarov vs Bacrot, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 73 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Three Knights (D15) 0-1 Notes by Drazen Marovic
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's brilliant Black Slav win from the 2002 Bled Olympiad
Sasikiran vs Kasparov, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0Weak squares in pawn chain
Geller vs Unzicker, 1952 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) 1-0 GK was impressed
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1951 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 51 moves, 1-0

World Blitz Championship (2009) Slav Def.: Chameleon (D15) 0-1
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 63 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Alekhine Var (D15) 1-0 OCB ending could've drawn
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1916 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

Best Game Prize winner, Chess Informant 116
Kramnik vs McShane, 2012 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Annotated by IM Max Notkin in Chess Today 3031
Anand vs Y Wang, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense (D15) 0-1 Black declines Q sacrifice, brings up Rs
S Volkov vs Rublevsky, 1993
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 K walk gets caught again
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

The Geller Gambit (5 e4) is a rarely played alternative to 5.a4
Tolush vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

After 59. ... Be6, Bishop can't protect g2, so Promotion looms
T Polak vs V Laznicka, 2006
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

The game is as instructive as it is stunningly brilliant.
P Lebedev vs Gonak, 1938 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Geller Gambit (D15) · 0-1
Tolush vs Levenfish, 1947 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Chameleon Var (D15) 0-1 Ezzy notes p. 10
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Chameleon. Chebanenko Var (D15) 1-0 Sacs free the Q!
A Ramirez Alvarez vs A Shetty, 2013 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Remarkable Forced Stalemate Between Two Computers
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Alapin Variation (D16) 0-1 Pseudo Epaulettes Mate
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Variation (D16) 1-0 2 En prise
Miles vs E Preissmann, 1976 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1/2-1/2 Lively
Anand vs Karjakin, 2012 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1-0 Outnumbered on f6
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 2005 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Alapin Var (D16) 1-0 Weak squares
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 82 in 'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.
Radjabov vs Svidler, 2006 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Variation (D16) · 1-0
Ivanchuk vs D Shkuran, 2004 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1-0 Back rank mating combo!
Kotov vs Alatortsev, 1942 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17) 0-1 Arabian Mate
P Cramling vs J Hector, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

Counter attack knocks Przepiorka out of 1st place
Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

D17 0-1 14 Same as Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928
C Staldi vs I Pleci, 1937 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1 Q sac leads to mate
G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

D17 1-0 20 Pawn chains are made to be broken
Carlsen vs L Drabke, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Wiesbaden Var. Sharp line (D17) 1-0 EG debate
Bacrot vs Anand, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech Var. Krause Attack (D17) 0-1 Remove the guard
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech Variation. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Rob the pin
Carlsen vs Z Andriasian, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Krause Attack (D17) 0-1 Qside rumble
Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2007 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Slav Czech. Wiesbaden Sharp line (D17) · 1/2-1/2
Kramnik vs Lautier, 1994 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def. Czech. Krause Attack (D17) 1/2-1/2 Live commentary
Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def. Czech. Carlsbad Var(D17) 1-0Outside passer to promote
Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Gruesome pin
Bacrot vs Bareev, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var (D17) 1-0 Heavy Punches
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1996 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 49 in A Passion for Chess by Reuben Fine
Fine vs Shainswit, 1944 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1Dark-squared B delivers!
A Zatonskih vs J Yu, 2019 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 Q+ & LPDO Rook
Flohr vs V Mikenas, 1938
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 Simul Shazam!
M Scholtz vs Lasker, 1926 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 21 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 What a finish!
Gligoric vs M Gerusel, 1969 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Slav, Czech Var. Classical System ML (D19) 1-0 Perpetual adds R
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Classical (D19) 0-1 White queens, Black wins
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 63 moves, 0-1

Slav Czech. Classical Main Line (D19) 1-0 Rob the pin
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 86 moves, 1-0

Slav, Czech. Classical System Main Line (D19) 1-0 Q trap
S Knott vs D M Adams, 2004 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 1-0

Slav, Czech Classical System Main Line (D19) 1-0Chess blindness
Kasparov vs Anand, 1992 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 17 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech Var. Classical System (D19) 1-0 Decoy P sacs
Kasparov vs Anand, 1993 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 65 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19) 1-0 P trampling, B sac
Kasparov vs Bareev, 1994 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19)  1-0 Spearheads
L Christiansen vs M N Sher, 1994
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
V F Titenko vs J Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 1-0 Links, notes
Topalov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 0-1 Max Lange's #
I Lutsko vs S Barth Stanford, 2007 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 26 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 This is a serious knight bully!
Botvinnik vs P Sharov, 1929 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Salo floors Salo
Flohr vs S Landau, 1930 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Knights on the go
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D30) 1-0 Not Quiet
R Slobodjan vs R Prasca Sosa, 2004 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Backed into Zugzwang
D Kosic vs T Christensen, 2005 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Zuke-Rubinstein vs Semi-Slav Def Quiet Var D30) 1-0 4Ps cluster
Miles vs I Rogers, 1992
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Rob the pin
Miles vs G Kuzmin, 1979
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Qside majority next
Miles vs R Alvarez Ibarra, 1993
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D30) 1-0 Open center, Rs & Ps ending
Korchnoi vs Fressinet, 2003
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Quiet Var (D30) 1-0Rob the pin & overworked pawn
Capablanca vs R H Scott, 1919 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom Variation (D31) · 1/2-1/2
A Fier vs Mecking, 2009
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Tripled Pawns Win
J Turn vs K Makarczyk, 1936
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. Forgotten Var (D31) 1-0
Yermolinsky vs Shulman, 2008
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom (D31) 1-0 Deflection, weak back rank
Shulman vs I Schneider, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Alexey Dreev: My One Hundred Best Games
Dreev vs Sveshnikov, 1998 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Battle Chess ~ Innocuous Queen Sacrifice
Spielmann vs Eliskases, 1932 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated (D31) 1-0 5 consecutive checks
A Ebralidze vs M Lubensky, 1949 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Bishop ending
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Centralized attack
Steinitz vs G Marco, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 1-0 Pins galore
A Maksimenko vs Krasenkow, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

QGD Q's Knight Variation (D31) 0-1 The Q took a forbidden pawn
J Brach Sr vs F Treybal, 1907 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 A witty trap - notes by Dr. Lasker
A Speijer vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Connected passers won't suffice
A Speijer vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1909 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 Active vs inactive queen
Alapin vs S von Freymann, 1912 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

QGD Janowski resembles Albin CG (D31) 0-1Arabian # on 3rd rank
Z Vecsey vs K Treybal, 1931
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 83 in Modern Chess Strategy III by Ludek Pachman
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1948 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive endgame, demonstrating the power of an active rook.
Schlechter vs A Kaufmann, 1916 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 1-0 Center scorcher
Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Three pawns on the 7th rank isn't the half of it.
D Birnbaum vs E Relange, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom. Anti-Noteboom Gambit (D31) 1/2-1/2
Nakamura vs Ivanchuk, 2012 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def Accelerated/Dutch Bd6 Stonewall (D31) 1-0 Q sac!!
Sasikiran vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

D31 1-0 58
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Noteboom (D31) 0-1 It got HOT in the kitchen!
Neverov vs Kramnik, 1991 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Noteboom Variation (D31) · 0-1
S Sorokina vs A A Lazarev, 2013
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Noteboom (D31)1-0 Dbl N sac start & end of K walk
G Weissgerber vs A van Nuess, 1933 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Marshall Gambit. ML (D31) 0-1Black Q gets around
Van Wely vs D Pavasovic, 2007 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31) 0-1 Sharp!
Van Wely vs J Gustafsson, 2008 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31) 1-0 B threats
Taimanov vs H Steiner, 1952 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31) 0-1 Amber Rapid
Van Wely vs Shirov, 2002
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit. Main Line (D31) 1/2-1/2 OCB
S Atalik vs D Pavasovic, 2003
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def: Noteboom Var (D31) 0-1He received a major shock!
C Febvret vs Gossip, 1883 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

D43 1-0 36 10th best game of 2009
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Most impressive initiative, N-R-B sac
Geller vs N Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Four straight pawn captures sac the rooks for Q perpetual
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav, Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Nxf7 sac gets to king
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

EG: sacrifice material for
I Sokolov vs Caruana, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Black pays for leaving pawns on board
T Hillarp Persson vs T Thomsen, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 The more active Rook wins
W Ward vs Teichmann, 1900
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 0-1 Relocate Q!
J Oms Pallisse vs Korneev, 2001
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 This pawn or that one?
V Puri vs Ivanchuk, 1987 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1-0 Crummy Black pawn structure
Timoshenko vs J Persson, 1997
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 W pawns and minors surge ahead
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1/2-1/2
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 Home invasion
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1971 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 youtube link for annotations
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 B sac offers become melee!
Ljubojevic vs Giri, 2010 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 R sac attack, pin, N on 6th!
P Nikolic vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1/2-1/2 If u take, I take
M Umansky vs The World, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Exchange/Semi-Slav Def. General (D43) 1-0 N# threat
Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Carlsen conjures up incredible endgame mating net versus Shirov
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def (D43) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual threat on the Q
Vachier-Lagrave vs Shirov, 2011
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1-0Annotations by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs A Sidorov, 1950  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1-0 Pin the g-pawn and work on f6
D Reinderman vs M van Delft, 2014
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1/2-1/2 Even, sterile
Jakovenko vs Gelfand, 2009
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Marshall Gambit. M.L. (D31) 1-0Which Q wins out?
Bu Xiangzhi vs S Lu, 2010 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

So much for the second guessing; it's the variation!
G Bauermann vs R Butze, 1979 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Botvinnik System (D44)1-0 Sac for advanced pawn chain
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Black just riddles White's position and ends it with a fork
Denker vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 No more pawn shield
E Schiller vs Ronning, 1984 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Decoy, Remove Guard
Beliavsky vs Bacrot, 1999 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Lots of second guessing w/uncommon mating position
H Lehmann vs K Junge, 1942 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Direct brilliant attack on king leads to won end game
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Kavalek analyzes this game in his chess column
Onischuk vs Shabalov, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Round 13: Grischuk 5 1/2, Anand 8 1/2
Grischuk vs Anand, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System (D44) 1/2-1/2 Castling debate
Vyzmanavin vs Ivanchuk, 1986 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Wild one!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

The 'Tal Problem' a topic of conversation; simply too complex
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 A pair of Qg7s
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Double Attack
Kasparov vs Miles, 1986 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik System. Lilienthal Var (D44) 0-1 Flank
J Wendt vs Vasquez Schroeder, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

D44 1-0 34
Pelletier vs E Rodriguez Guerrero, 2006 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Pinned to mating sq
Aronian vs Caruana, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Road to the Championship - Vasily Smyslov
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1950 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Botvinnik (D44) 0-1 Bravo! 12 yr old simul win!
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Amazing game!
A Hollis vs F Baumbach, 1973 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) Qk draw 1/2-1/2 Photo
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

A cute finish with all four rooks stuck on the last rank
M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) 1-0 N on the 6th gut punch
N Templier vs S Galicek, 2001 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

63...Ra7 is a draw by threefold repetition. Anand blew tie 1st
Radjabov vs Anand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 85 moves, 1-0

Simplification does not always simplify the game.
G Wainwright vs Blackburne, 1906 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 N unpin threatens +
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1/2-Good scrap
Nakamura vs Anand, 2011 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def: Botvinnik System. Lilienthal (D44) 0-1 15-yr old
V Akobian vs Robson, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

G103: The World's Greatest Chess Games by Nunn, Graham, Burgess
A Veingold vs Fridman, 1998 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 26.?
A Voyna vs S Kramer, 2000 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 0-1 Desperado
Mikhalevski vs Speelman, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Anti-Moscow Gambit (D44) 1-0 Give away the d-pawn
Khalifman vs M Kobalia, 2005
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 Like clockwork
R Li vs T Aye Win, 2008
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Perhaps the Best draw of 2007. See video.
Grischuk vs Svidler, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav: Accelerated Meran (D45) 1-0 C resigned in closed pos
Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Discovery jolts Spearhead
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 15 moves, 0-1

Kasparov is only human after Huzman's 21. Rxd5!
A Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 wwall says it all
Barsov vs Al Rakib Mollah Abdullah, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated Meran Var (D45) 0-1 Discovery w/Nd3+
H Lundin vs F Ekstrom, 1947 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 9 moves, 0-1

61 f5-f6!! a thunderous winning move overlooked by Carlsen(!)
Y Wang vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 67 moves, 1-0

An underpromotion+ saves the draw in a basic R vs P ending
A Evdokimov vs Sveshnikov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shabalov Attack (D45) 1-0 works
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

"absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"
Reshevsky vs Shainswit, 1951 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

"A modern Evergreen" D45 0-1 35
Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) · 1-0
P Trifunovic vs D Djantar, 1959
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz. Center Var (C45) 1-0 A+Promo combo!!
A Mikhalchishin vs D Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 A huge scalp for 14 yr old
So vs Sevian, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 2 Hogs on the 8th
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

July 27: Black and White and Read All Over
Team White vs Team Black, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Scintillating immune pawn+
Maroczy vs M Romi, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz (D45) 1-0 Lengthy minor pieces EG dance
Polugaevsky vs J Pinter, 1987
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Rook sac breaks it open
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1 f2 falls
K Burger vs Kaidanov, 1993
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 0-1 Hanging piece
F Braga vs Korneev, 2001
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Different Greek recipe
Browne vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1Gerrymandering for Pawns
O Yewdokimov vs Dreev, 1991
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 Crossfire w/Bs, Q&N
Kaidanov vs Shankland, 2011 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 0-1

Featured in GM Danny King's column in Schach, 64 February 2010
Gelfand vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Death by half-open g-file
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 Imprisoned Queen
G Zaichik vs Bronstein, 1980 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

31 Rf3xf7! destroys Black f7-pawn, leaving connected passers
Rubinstein vs C Lafora, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0Black counterattack left def
V Akobian vs J Becerra Rivero, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Another game from Shirov with a quick, explosive finish.
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 B pair rules
Caruana vs So, 2010 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Black miscalcula
Nakamura vs M Muzychuk, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Decoy sac for pin
B Adhiban vs Dreev, 2016 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Half-open g-file
Anand vs M Curado, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Pile on the pin!
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Impressive tour de force!
Alekhine vs Menzel, 1923 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 Keep up the pressure
Kramnik vs Dreev, 1997 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0
Z Zhang vs Yu Ruiyuan, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Carlsen defeats the World #1 player as a 16-year old!
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 25 in My Life and Games by Vladimir Kramnik & Iakov Damsky
J Costa vs Kramnik, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 32 in Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis
Karpov vs Anand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 70 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1
Mikhalevski vs V Dobrov, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated Meran (D45) 1-0 Notes Stockfish, AJ
Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45) 0-1 Interference!
Nakamura vs Beliavsky, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 106: My Life and Games by Vladimir Kramnik & Iakov Damsky
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

G95 Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 5 by Kasparov
Karpov vs Anand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1-0 AK sacs his last piece!
Karpov vs S Polgar, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 1056 in Chess Informant Best Games. 1001-1100
Kasimdzhanov vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Published by the ACB in the January 1924 issue, p.5
Alekhine vs H Newt, 1923 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav: Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Bxh7+ w/twist; remove guard
Reshevsky vs W Grigorieff, 1934 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Dbl B Sacs
K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Chigorin Def (D46) 1-0 White wiggles off the hook!
Schlechter vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Bogoljubow Var (D46) 1-0 Deflection sets up JHB's #
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Surprises, surprises. Queen sac D46 1-0 32
Kasparov vs Huebner, 1986 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 A favorite opening trap
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Double knight sacrifices start on f7, then the Q raises HELL
L Piazzini vs R Flores Alvarez, 1936 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 14: Move by Move - Petrosian (Engqvist)
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 134: Guinness Book of Chess Grandmasters by W.R. Hartston
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D46) 1-0 Bxh6 triggers Kside attack
Smagin vs N Monin, 1986 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Mr. Smarty-pants D46 0-1 31
J Dobias vs J Schulz Sr, 1933 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Thanks to both l'Ami and Stellwagen for showing why Chess ROCKS
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Useful rook lift and rook sacrifice w/diagonal assistance
Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Aronian just completely(!) outplays Grischuk in a QGD Semi-Slav
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Variation (D47) · 0-1
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Black squeezed out of play
Mikhalevski vs K Miton, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran Variation (D47) 0-1 Q Decoy Sacrifice
Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Uncastled K loses
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation D47 1/2-1/2 27
Teichmann vs Rubinstein, 1923
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation D47 0-1 22
Kazhgaleyev vs Anand, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Meran QGD with FOUR Queens on Baord
L Pliester vs Dreev, 1989 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran (D47) 0-1Crossfire, rob the pin, interference
Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

A blindfold masterpiece by Grischuk, trapping Svidler's queen!
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2010 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

D47 1-0 35 King in the middle
Panno vs Larsen, 1971 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Wade Var Larsen Var (D47) 0-1Reposition Q
M Ezat vs Korneev, 2003 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Pick your ending
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Skewer
V Malakhatko vs K Nemcova, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

White grabs a pawn and Black turns the tables immediately
O Gavrilov vs S Solovjov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 1-0 Violent blunder
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 26: How to Crush Your Chess Opponents by Simon Williams
P K Wells vs Y Habu, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 1-0 Sharp tactics
Petrosian vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1959 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D47) 0-1 Hoppy N changes game
Gavrilov vs B Grachev, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 He's a GM now!
A Esipenko vs Shirov, 2018 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Hot Bishops
Szabo vs C Kottnauer, 1950 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

It _should_ be named the Rubinstein Defense, not the Meran.
Gruenfeld vs Rubinstein, 1924 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation D48 0-1 33
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation D48 0-1 14
H C Lewis vs J Hardinge, 1966
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 14 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation D48 0-1 14
S Lilienthal vs N Kristoffel, 1980
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 14 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Old Variation D48 0-1 15
R H Steinmeyer vs Bisguier, 1948
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 15 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Meran Variation (D48) 0-1 Really hungry King!
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1926 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Meran. Reynolds' Variation (D48) 1-0 R-B-N Sac
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1965 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Meran. Pirc Var (D48) 1-0 Pesky kNights
Ragozin vs Pirc, 1935 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D48) 1-0 Weak back rank
Ed. Lasker vs Tartakower, 1924 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran (D48) 0-1Active play Qside, middle, Kside
B Hoenlinger vs Kashdan, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 30 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D48) · 0-1
O Larsen vs E Lundin, 1931
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 43 moves, 0-1

Capablanca demonstrating an almost perfect technique!
Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Meran. Blumenfeld Var (D49) 0-1 Find good squares
Kashdan vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 45 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Meran. Stahlberg Var (D49) 1-0 Photo of the big match
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Blumenfeld D49) 0-1 Failed Q sac & P dash
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 41 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Blumenfeld (D49) 0-1 See youtube
Kazhgaleyev vs Van Wely, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 47 moves, 0-1

D49 0-1 35 Notes by Stockfish
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

D49 0-1 27
F Nuernberg vs R Palme, 1946
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 0-1

1) Semi-Slav, Anti-Meran
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

3) Semi-Slav, Meran
Radjabov vs Shirov, 2003
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 51 moves, 0-1

4) Semi-Slav, Anti-Moscow
Kasparov vs Dreev, 2004 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

5) Semi-Slav, Anti-Moscow
Kramnik vs Anand, 1997 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

6) Semi-Slav, Moscow
Salov vs Anand, 1998 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Botvinnik System (D44) 1-0 Q sac and more
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45)1-0 R EG skewer if Rxh7
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 Smothered Mate
K Bischoff vs K Mueller, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Stoltz Var. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Brutal encounter
Gelfand vs Shabalov, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

1) Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Variation. Shabalov Attack (D45) ·
D Harika vs Nakamura, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

2) Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) · 0-1
E Grivas vs Kramnik, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

3) Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Variation (D45) · 0-1
J Banas vs Dreev, 1992
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

4) Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) · 0-1
V Inkiov vs Yusupov, 1986
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

5) Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) · 0-1
J Salomon vs M Roiz, 2014
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

6) Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) · 0-1
F T Naes vs P Nikolic, 2003
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

7) Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Defense (D46) · 0-1
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1921 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

8) Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Defense (D46) · 0-1
A Speijer vs Saemisch, 1922
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Chigorin Def (D46) 0-1 Pile on the pin
Lautier vs Anand, 1995 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 0-1

9) Semi-Slav Defense: Romih Variation (D46) · 0-1
A Darznieks vs Tal, 1951 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

10) Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47) · 0-1
Bondarevsky vs Kotov, 1948 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

11) Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47) · 0-1
T T Hoang vs Kosteniuk, 2001
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 0-1

12) Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D47) · 1/2-1/2
S Dyachkov vs Nepomniachtchi, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10) 1-0 Pin Carefully
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Colle's Chess Masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld
Colle vs Euwe, 1924 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Notes by AA
Lasker vs Euwe, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Exchange (D13) 1-0 f6 fork becomes keen W manuevers
Euwe vs S Landau, 1939 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

This theoretical novelty, still never seriously played again!
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1938 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

W.H. Cozens annotates in The Lost Olympiad Stockholm 1937
Stahlberg vs Euwe, 1937 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15) 0-1 White must yield
Noteboom vs Euwe, 1931 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15) 0-1 Qside bashing
K Havasi vs Euwe, 1924 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

WC: Slav Czech. Carlsbad Variation (D17) 1-0 "Execution"
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 21, Match tied 7-7 (10 1/2-10 1/2)
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 1-0 Detailed notes by Euwe
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var (D17) 0-1 Mutual Pawn forks
J H Donner vs Euwe, 1943 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 0-1 Impressive realignment
Vidmar vs Euwe, 1936 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 97 in My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 1-0 Zugzwang
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 0-1 Qside P majority
G J Wood vs Euwe, 1946 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19) 0-1 Shrewd interference
Grob vs Euwe, 1947 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D19) 0-1 White overextends
V Castaldi vs Euwe, 1937 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System (D19) 0-1 Picking off Pawns
Saemisch vs Euwe, 1937 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 46 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 0-1 Passer
W Winter vs Euwe, 1937 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav Def., Quiet Variation / Stonewall (D30) 1-0 R on 7th
Euwe vs J Mieses, 1928 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Meran Variation (D45) 0-1Passer
L Piazzini vs Euwe, 1937
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Cute promotion combo
Euwe vs Szabo, 1939
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Meran Variation (D45) 0-1
Eliskases vs Euwe, 1935 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik considered the following to be his best game of the t
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

J1 D15 1/2-1/2 19 White pseudo-Stonewall w/open c-file
Karpov vs Hort, 1990
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1-0 Pun explanation notes
A Esipenko vs M Mikadze, 2018 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 1-0 Flawed game
Carlsen vs Y Wang, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 69 moves, 1-0

J2 D18 1-0 66
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1981 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 66 moves, 1-0

J4 D18 1/2-1/2 39
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1981
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

J5 D18 1-0 29
C Lutz vs Bareev, 1994 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

J6 D18 1-0 67
Razuvaev vs G Schwartzman, 1993
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 67 moves, 1-0

J7 D18 1/2-1/2 22
Razuvaev vs Tukmakov, 1993
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

D18 0-1 50
Gelfand vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 50 moves, 0-1

Slav, Czech Var. Classical System ML (D19) 0-1 breezy g-file
Ftacnik vs D H Campora, 1981 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 25 moves, 0-1

D44 0-1 41
Uhlmann vs P Enders, 1985 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

D10 1-0 32
Carlsen vs O Hole, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

D10 1-0 84
Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 84 moves, 1-0

D11 1/2-1/2 79
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

D10 0-1 34
Gelfand vs Bareev, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

D11 1-0 29
Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2015 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

D17 1-0 39
Jobava vs Carlsen, 2005 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

D12 1-0 61
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2014 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 61 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Alekhine Var (D15) 1-0 Pins & forks shindig
Portisch vs Forintos, 1958 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D18) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Spielmann vs Eliskases, 1932 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0
R Ortega vs F Auer, 1952 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange. Schallopp Var (D12) 0-1 Russia
Makarov vs Bareev, 1996 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 77 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 35.?
V Zurakhov vs A Zamikhovsky, 1959 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Alekhine Var (D15) 0-1 26...?
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1928 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 25.?
Alekhine vs K Opocensky, 1925 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System Main Line (D19) 1/2-1/2
Psakhis vs Chernin, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var (D17) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2020 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Var (D45) 1/2-1/2 endgame blunder
Dreev vs R Wessman, 1990 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def. Stoltz. Shabalov Attk (D45) 1-0 Mongredien's N#
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

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