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Two common questions
When you play the caro kann you are always faced with two issues at some point in the game.
1) at some point during the game black will place his white square bishop on g4 to pin the knight on f3...

Started 08/06/04 at 11:46:02 by xchngewithtempo
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By: xchngewithtempo
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What Name to give for this carokann ?
I was just wondering by what name is this attack called  in advanced caro kann?..1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4...just curious!!

Started 07/30/04 at 09:52:27 by Sumit Balan (Guest)
0 694 Last Post 07/30/04 at 09:52:26
By: Sumit Balan (Guest)
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1.e4c6 2.d4d5 3.e5Na6?!
What do you think about this? seems ok, since white shouldn't play 3. Bxh6, because black would end up having a open b-file and thieir white-squared bishop might end up being stronger later on.
A...

Started 07/21/04 at 22:19:38 by Akavall
4 1396 Last Post 07/22/04 at 11:54:57
By: Scott Rex (Guest)
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Caro-Kann/BDG
I suppose this could go under the "d-pawn specials" section but I think the particular defence that I'm curious about is more likely to come from the Caro-Kann move order.  After 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3...

Started 06/02/04 at 07:57:35 by Glenn Snow
6 2645 Last Post 06/05/04 at 10:55:05
By: Glenn Snow
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Caro Kann Fanstay Line
I read somewhere on the net that someone( can't remember who) has used this varation for years and has scored really well!
Any comments on what the best line is against this varation.

Started 07/06/03 at 13:29:02 by xchngewithtempo
8 2951 Last Post 04/22/04 at 11:25:21
By: Wonderer - Ex Member
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Caro-Pircidor (?)
I was surprised (as White) in a recent tournament by a nifty transposition from a Caro-Pirc to a Philidor.  I've seen this sort of thing before, but somehow still managed to get surprised by it.  The ...

Started 02/17/04 at 19:24:16 by bckm
5 1708 Last Post 04/05/04 at 14:49:14
By: IM_Andrew_Martin
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Caro-Kann 3.Qf3    
1. e4 c6
2. d4 d5
3. Qf3 This line is given in "101 Chess Opening Surprises" by Burgess. I found about 500 on my database including games by some very strong GM's.
What experience have ...

Started 01/15/04 at 05:24:26 by flaviddude
10 2685 Last Post 03/04/04 at 16:37:48
By: Billy_Cember - Ex Member
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CARO KANN SMYSLOV SYSTEM 5 Qe2!?
    Hi,
I'd like to draw everyone's attention to the following line:
   1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3/d2  dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nd7 5 Qe2!?
   as played in Melia-Gilbert which features in a recent updat...

Started 01/09/03 at 03:29:56 by IMAndrewMartin
4 1741 Last Post 02/23/04 at 12:47:17
By: Daniel Boix
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Caro-Pircidor (?)
This topic has been moved to 1. e4 ... by alumbrado.

Started 02/17/04 at 19:24:17 by bckm
0 995 Last Post 02/17/04 at 19:24:15
By: bckm
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Caro-kann Blackmar-Diemer Gambit transposition
Anyone who plays Karo-Kann and Queens Gambit should know the real easy way to frustrate Blackmar-Diemer
Gambit Players.
1 d4 d5
2. e4 dxe
3. Nc3 c6 (3...e5 is playable but there i...

Started 01/15/04 at 05:53:31 by flaviddude
3 2908 Last Post 01/16/04 at 16:41:36
By: MNb
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Play the CK main line like Bareev!
I wonder if i should start to play the CK main line like Bareev, with 0-0 and not 0-0-0, Anand and Dreev play like this too!
But i have seen some games where black got killed by an early g4-g5!<b...

Started 01/09/04 at 08:41:48 by Stamplo (Guest)
2 1456 Last Post 01/15/04 at 06:53:56
By: AmateurDragoneer
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Caro Advance 3...c5
Hello!
I have a question about a variation in the 3...c5 Advance. There is a particular line that I'm having problems with:
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bg4
and now 6.c3 is ...

Started 01/13/04 at 15:49:42 by CaroPlayer (Guest)
0 857 Last Post 01/13/04 at 15:49:41
By: CaroPlayer (Guest)
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Caro Two Knights
Hello all,
It seems to me that the line 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 is underrated. Why is this line so unpopular? Can black really gain equality so quickly?
Let's chat!
Thanks,
Bela Gec...

Started 02/12/03 at 09:30:27 by belaji
11 3415 Last Post 12/12/03 at 18:43:27
By: Glenn Snow
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caro Advanced Ne2 h5
What do you think of the line 1. e4 c6 2, d4 d5 3, e5 Bf5 4. Ne2 h5 the point being 5. Ng3 Bg4 and if now 6. f3 possibly 6...h4 but I prefer 6...Bd7 and White has messed up his position. If he plays <...

Started 11/17/03 at 11:53:52 by notagmyet
0 882 Last Post 11/17/03 at 11:53:51
By: notagmyet
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white's problems with caro advance main line
Dear Chessfriends and GM Andy Martin:
I have problems with white side at the line (maybe a main line):

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.h4 h5 8.Nf4 Bh7 9.Nxh5 cxd4  10.Qx...
Now th

Started 05/04/03 at 20:31:23 by Fratenben
8 2313 Last Post 10/13/03 at 21:58:50
By: X
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caro advance
What do you guys think of this line?
e4 c6 d4 d5 e5 Bf5 c4!?
may lead to dxc4 Bxc4 e6 with ideas of Nc3 Be3 0-0, and Nge2-Nf4 for white.
do this line present any challenge to the caro.<...

Started 04/21/03 at 00:56:23 by Nolan Kordsmeier (Guest)
3 1636 Last Post 10/09/03 at 04:13:48
By: alumbrado
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An interesting line in the Caro-Kann??
Hi everybody,
I was wondering what you thought of the line in the Caro 1.e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 de 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6 gf 6. c3 Bf5 7. g3 (the main line) Nd7 8 Bg2 h5!? with the rough plan of h7-h...

Started 07/21/03 at 07:16:59 by Surely not (Guest)
3 1437 Last Post 10/09/03 at 00:29:30
By: Glenn Snow
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The Carro-kann Novelty?or a karpov idea??
i play in the simul against IM Schoer in ICC our opening phase start with the following move order of the carro kann
Schroer(IM)-Anagua ICC Simul Jul 13 2003 11am
Result 1/2-1/2
1.e4 c6...

Started 07/14/03 at 02:09:48 by Anagua
1 1326 Last Post 07/18/03 at 09:28:28
By: confused (Guest)
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Caro Kann Best reply to this line?
1.e4 c6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 dxe4
4.f3!?
Black seems to die far to often when faced with this line.
Thanks

Started 07/06/03 at 14:53:41 by xchngewithtempo
3 1748 Last Post 07/06/03 at 19:45:53
By: xchngewithtempo
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White TN Move 4 Caro Kann
1. e4   c6
2. d4   d5
3. Nc3  dxe4
4. g4

Started 05/03/03 at 19:56:27 by gjempty
2 1687 Last Post 05/04/03 at 16:12:31
By: gjempty
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