One of the many alternative defences to the
Instead of the Slav Defence (2..P-QB3),
Black declines by 2..P-K3, 3..P-QB3
(move 3b, left), threatening to take and
keep White's QBP soon after. Also known as the Half-Slav,
it is in fact a "Slav-plus-K3" defence rather
than a semi-defence.
|Other early variations include the Marshall Gambit, the Romi Variation and the Anti-Meran Gambit.|