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Jun 8, 2010
Semi-Slav 101: Ducking the Botvinnik Variation with 6.e3
If avoiding the Botvinnik variation is important, then it's probably better not to play 5.Bg5. If you're intent to develop the bishop outside the pawn chain while avoiding the wildness of the Botvinnik, then 6.a4 is probably a better try.
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