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Negi's repertoire vs the Caro Kann
The new book from Quality Chess,"Grandmaster Repertoire 1 e4 vs the French, Caro Kann and Philidor",  by GM Parimarjan Negi, provides a very challenging white repertoire vs. the Caro Kann, based on ma...

Started 10/05/14 at 14:59:08 by Paddy
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By: h4rl3k1n
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August 2016 Update
In the latest update, there's a rather confusing comment:
"This month features three games in our advanced Caro. Since Black was doing quite well in the d4 lines, I started to consider other sys...

Started 08/21/16 at 12:35:06 by AlanG
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Most material on the Two Knights variation
Thanks to everybody who responded to my request for material on the Gurgenidze.  Now I'm looking for the most material on the Two Knights.
Thanks in advance.

Started 06/25/16 at 10:09:11 by George Jempty
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Parimarjan N. Book vs. Caro-Kann chapter 27
Dear Caro-Kann experts,
I recently bought above mentioned book and looked at chapter 27 (Caro-Kann) which is the following line:
1.e4,c6 2.d4,d5 3.Nd2, dxe4 4.Nxe4, Bf5, 5.Ng3, Bg6 6.h4,h6 7...

Started 01/04/15 at 17:58:28 by Erschowieda
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13... Qb6!? Main Caro
Qb6 in the main line of the Caro-Kann seems to be very intresting, Negi's line doesn't lead to any advantage after 15... Qa5. Does White have anything after 13... Qb6?
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "...|/pgn]

Started 01/29/16 at 20:01:54 by NegiRefutes
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Panov variation (9...Nb6)
What is the problem (for Black) with the Panov line 4...Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.cxd Nxd5 8.Qb3 Bxf3 9.gxf Nb6 (instead of 9...e6)?
Houska's coverage in the 1st edition of her Caro Kann work?<br...

Started 01/19/16 at 15:31:39 by BABYBIRD
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Recommend Caro-Kann players to follow
I am taking up the Caro-Kann. I'd like to study the games of players who specialize in it. Please recommend some contemporary GMs who play this regularly. Thanks!

Started 03/26/14 at 15:06:27 by Eutychus
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By: eggman
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Attacking the Caro-Kann by Dreev
I just noticed this book is scheduled for release by the publisher Chess Stars for Jan 2015. I find it a bit strange that a devoted Caro-Kann player would do this. I wonder why he didn't want to write...

Started 09/20/14 at 05:03:03 by Betablinx
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By: nestor
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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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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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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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By: TD
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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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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
3 1802 Last Post 03/31/15 at 23:08:40
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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