February 9, 2014 | Posted in Chess Lectures, Lecture Collections | By

Semi-Slav, Meran for Black by IM David Vigorito

 Recommended for Advanced Players

Content: 98 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 2 lectures.

The Meran is one of the most critical variations of the ever popular Semi-Slav Defense. Davis is a renowned expert and published author of theoretical works on the Semi-Slav Defense. First played in 1906 , today the Meran requires up to date theoretical knowledge.

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 3.65 out of 5 ECO NA

Fans on Chesslecture.com said: I appreciate your hint about only advancing with the pawn to b4 once White has played the pawn to e4. It is a very useful hint in the Meran positions.

IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Massachusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and was the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He played in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix. David is a successful chess author – his Challenging the Nimzo-Indian is very well received by critics and players alike.

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