Grandmaster Repertoire 17 – The Classical Slav provides a sound and active repertoire based on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4. White’s early deviations from move 3 onwards are also covered. GM Boris Avrukh has had the Slav in his repertoire throughout his career and has never lost a serious game with it.
Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.
ISBN: 978-1-907982-38-5 - 432 pages - Published 5 March 2014
"Israeli Grandmaster Boris Avrukh is the author of acclaimed repertoire books on 1.d4 and the Grunfeld but his latest book, The Classical Slav may be his best yet, offering the reader a complete repertoire that provides aggressive but solid play... Highly Recommended"
IM John Donaldson (full review)
"This is a truly grandmasterly repertoire: it exudes durability, an impression tangibly confirmed by the hardback format, and although I have tried to find cracks in the analysis, I will have to leave that difficult task to Kramnik or Aronian.
This book is simply essential reading for anyone who wants to play the Slav at an ambitious level."
James Vigus, CHESS Magazine
"Top analysis and many new ideas make the book an excellent repertoire adviser"
Martin Rieger (full review in German)
"The Classical Slav, both as an individual work and as an element of the Grandmaster Repertoire series, is strongly recommended."
Uwe Bekemann, www.bdf-fernschachbund.de
"Highly recommended for club players as well as top players"
Lukas Wedrychowski (full review in German)