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classical variation 11.Bd2...13.c4 0-0 14.Kb1 b5!?
Following Schandorff, I have been studying closely the 11.Bd2 lines as many of the Chinese players I compete with play this line. Schandorff gives 13.c4 as a side line as offers a pawn sacrifice with ...

Started 06/12/15 at 10:10:05 by Chris
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By: Chris
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No coverage of Advance variation in GM Caro Kann
Grandmaster Repertoire 7 The Caro Kann doesn't seem to cover this line: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5!?. What's surprising about this omission is the publication date of the Grandmaster Repertoire book c...

Started 04/19/15 at 05:27:49 by HagenWatch1
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By: ako
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Caro-Kann Panov-Botvinnik Attack
In the Caro-Kann Panov-Botvinnik Attack, after 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3, we reach this position:
I would like to know, for Black, what continuation tends to lead on a...

Started 08/18/14 at 01:47:59 by Marc Benford
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By: kylemeister
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Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann by Houska
I just noticed this book being listed on the Everyman Chess publication schedule for a Dec 14/Jan 15 release.
If it's anything like her previous opening books it should be great. Although I hope ...

Started 07/15/14 at 21:59:52 by Betablinx
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New move in Caro Kann Advance for White.
I'm curious to know if anybody here has been able to analyze a new move in the Caro Kann Advance variation. I was kibitzing with myself in the Caro Kann Advance variation and discovered a move that I ...

Started 04/12/15 at 23:47:29 by HagenWatch1
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By: TonyRo
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Surprised by 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Qf3
In a recent tournament I was surprised by my opponent playing this variation. We continued 3...,de 4.Ne4 Nf6 5.Bc4 Nbd7 6.Nf6+. Checking in my copy of Schandorff's book I found that I had remembered t...

Started 10/15/13 at 12:58:47 by Laramonet
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Caro Kann 1. e4 c6 2. Ne2 d5 3. e5
I am looking for some theory in this line. But not the main line with 3. d4. .more about the lines with black playing 3. ... Bf5 4. Ng3 or 3. ... Bg4 4. f3 or h3 and 3. ... c5 4. b4.
Is there any...

Started 02/04/11 at 16:56:05 by nobibla
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The Extreme Caro-Kann
The Extreme Caro-Kann
Attacking Black with 3.f3
by Alexei Bezgodov
New in Chess, 2014, 272 pages
This book just popped up in the New in Chess shop. Sample pages are available at [url]

Started 01/12/14 at 21:24:54 by Aziridine
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6.N1e2 any good against the Kann?
Have a importen game comeing up against the Kann
Want too get him out of book and try too outpaly him
A IM gave this line too me
1. e4 c6   2. d4 d5   3. Nc3 dxe4   4. Nxe4 Bf5   5. ...

Started 01/08/15 at 19:55:10 by Woodmover
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Winning with the Dynamic Caro Kann Foxy 162
Apologies if I've missed this elsewhere but has anyone seen this DVD by Andrew Martin ? I'm interested in the Larsen-Bronstein variation and wanted to know if he comes up with a credible anser t...

Started 03/27/15 at 10:51:22 by Laramonet
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By: Paul Brondal
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Caro Kann 3. e5 c5!?
Following top level chess, today the main line caro-kann definitely starts with 3. e5 Bf5
I find quite strange that nobody tries 3...c5!? because according to different sources (nunn, gallagher,...

Started 06/16/11 at 10:59:38 by Alesab
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By: MaSu
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Trap in the Caro
I was sitting next to a last round game in a recent Open, which went like this

5. Bg5 is not especially unusual. I found two previous...

Started 11/10/14 at 14:40:47 by RdC
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By: RdC
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New Chessbase DVD from V.Bologan on the Advance
Hello there,
Just to post here that CB has just just published a new DVD on the CK advance variation by V.Bologan.
I will do my best to give some feedback in the next couple of days as I pla...

Started 07/10/14 at 17:31:16 by LGXIII
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By: chk
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Strange Caro-Kahn.
Hi! It's my first post here.Sorry for my very bad English ^( (I am from Russia)I`m 2100 player.
Tomorrow I`ll play against Caro player.He usually plays very strange variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc...

Started 01/07/11 at 19:31:09 by zvonok (Ex Member)
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Need some ideas in the Advance CK with 3...c5
Hi! In the recent Sants Tournament, Barcelona, I was faced with a line of the advance CK and I still didn't find a good way to face it. The line goes: 1.e4 c6, 2.d4 d5, 3.e5 c5, 4.dxc5 Nc6, 5.Nf3 Bg4,...

Started 08/30/10 at 22:23:06 by Jorge Fernández Vázquez
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By: GMTonyKosten
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DW: Caro-Kann
According to Everyman has announced
Dangerous Weapons: The Caro-Kann
by John Emms, Richard Palliser & Jovanka Houska
~224 pages, $25/€19 , forthcoming july2010
As the project i...

Started 08/05/09 at 15:39:18 by tracke
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Caro 3.Nd2
This move has me absolutely flipping out from the black side of the board...I refuse to believe that it is the exact same thing as Nc3...As far as I can tell though there are no moves of independent v...

Started 11/30/03 at 15:16:03 by nexirae
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Advance Caro-Kann 3...c5, 6.Qg4!?
In the Advance Caro-Kann with 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5, I sometimes wonder whether 3...c5! deserves to be called the main line (instead of 3...Bf5). After, for example, 4.dxc5 Nc6 5.Bb5 e6 6.Be3 Nge7 7.c3...

Started 05/28/03 at 18:20:56 by Paul Cumbers
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By: Vass
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Advanced Caro transposing to Gurgenidze
I used to play the Modern pretty often and found that I loved playing the Gurgenidze when given the opportunity.  I now primarily use the Caro when facing e4.  However, any time someone uses the Advan...

Started 06/30/06 at 09:15:18 by jovy1097
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By: Keano
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Sources on Panov Attack against Caro
I am trying to find resources to learn Panov attack. I have the CB monograph by Zoran Petronijevic (B13-14) and Caro-Kann Defence Panov Attack-Anatoly Karpov & Mikhail Podgaets book so far. The CB mon...

Started 04/22/10 at 21:57:56 by Kubi
6 2962 Last Post 03/29/14 at 14:28:06
By: zoranp
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