[July 05, 2018] Updated Opening Line by Dragan Barlov:
Slav Defense – Chebanenko Variation with 5… e6

[Line 070 : 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Qc2 e6]

By choosing 5… e6, Black intends to continue with c6-c5, trying to make use of the fact that the white Queen on c2 is slightly misplaced.

If White proceeds with 6. c5 Black gets good prospects with 6… Nbd7, preparing either b7-b6 or e6-e5.

White usually plays 6. Nf3, where Black has two plans of about the same strength: one is 6… Nbd7, followed by dxc4 and c5, and the other plan is immediate 6… c5. After 6… c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Be2 Nc6 players of White most frequently opt for either 9. Ne5 or 9. O-O Be6 10. Rd1.

[Diagram: White to Move] White has sacrificed a piece for attack and needs to find very precise moves to obtain a decisive advantage. How can White win the game?

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