The Meran Semi-Slav arises after 1.d4,d5; 2.c4,c6; 3.Nf3,Nf6; 4.Nc3,e6; 5.e3, and is one of Black's more active defences to 1.d4. In this book GM Reinaldo Vera explains the logic of the Meran and it's key positional and tactical features with a mixture of verbal explanations and key, illustrative games.
With chapters on the Classical Meran, Modern Meran, Shirov-Shabalov Attack, Reynolds Attack and more the book offers comprehansive coverage of the main line Meran. The author also discusses issues of move order which can be important in such a flexible system.
Reinaldo Vera is a Grandmaster from Cuba with decades of experience playing the Meran System. He is also a FIDE senior trainer.
Published 2007, softback, 111 pages.Sample pages (pdf)