The second part of the Complete Slav contains all systems that were not included in part one, namely a popular variation 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 and also all systems after 4...e6. Also other possibilities such as 5. g3 or 5. Qb3.
It also includes lines after 5. e3 Nbd7 the Meran (6. Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5) and Anti-Meran (6. Qc2 Bd6) lines. The variations rising after 5. Bg5 are examined deeply, namely Moscow (5... h6 Bxf6) and Anti-Moscow (5... h6 Bh4) variations as well as the Botvinnik system 5... dxc4.
There are plenty of opening books in which less important lines are covered: this leads to the creation of unnecessary variations - the book starts to be "wishy-washy". In such situations Sakaev decided to only describe why certain moves do not deserve to be examined deeply.
All of presented variations are analyzed to the same level as those described in the first part of the series.
The book covers the state of theory upto July 2013.
The author, Konstantin Sakaev, is a strong Grandmaster and double gold medal winner with the Russian Olympiad team.
Published 2013, softback, 333 pages.View sample pages (pdf)