International Master David Vigorito recommends the Semi Slav (1.d4,d5; 2.c4,c6; 3.Nf3,Nf6; 4.Nc3,e6) as one of the most ambitious and sound defences to 1.d4 for Black.
In this book he proposes a repertoire for Black against White's various attacking options, including the Moscow Variation, Botvinnik Variation, Meran Variation and 6.Qc2 System. He also offers his ideas for Black against lesser systems such as the Exchange Slav, The Slow Slav (4.e3) and other odds and ends. The repertoire is explained in 50 annotated games with conclusions and recommendations at the end of each of the fifteen chapters. In most cases a choice of moves for Black is offered, to suit different styles of play.
David Vigorito is an International Master from the USA and a respected autyhor of chess opening books.
Published 2008, softback, 277 pages.View sample pages (pdf)