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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
14 4869 Last Post 03/31/14 at 09:02:32
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 3108 Last Post 03/29/14 at 14:28:06
By: zoranp
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"Teplitsky Variation"
I don't believe anyone here has discussed the possibility of turning an Advance Caro into a Modern Teplitsky Variation 
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Started 10/05/13 at 11:17:24 by ghenghisclown
6 4036 Last Post 03/24/14 at 23:35:10
By: Keano
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Is caro-kann refuted ???
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2012.08.03"]
[Round "?"]
[White "you"]
[Black "Opponent"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "B16"]
[Annotator "Koravi Sir"]
[PlyCount "53"...|/pgn]

Started 02/13/14 at 22:27:27 by chandrashekharkoravi
5 2508 Last Post 02/20/14 at 12:05:17
By: Bibs
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Not playing ...c5 in the Classical Caro
In the classical caro, Black aims to plays ..c5.
Sometimes it is not appropriate, and I can think of two scenarios why: (i) if Black has played Bg4xNf3 then ...c5 liberates the position for Whit...

Started 02/03/14 at 09:00:40 by lnn2
2 1210 Last Post 02/09/14 at 09:09:31
By: lnn2
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Caro-Kann: playing for the win quotes?
Recently I saw the following game by Vachier-Lagrave in the 4... Nd7 Caro-Kann in a line which was thought to be better for White:
Jonathan Dourerassou (2484) -Maxime Vachier Lagrave (2722) Le P...

Started 01/13/14 at 14:50:08 by lnn2
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By: MarkG
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...Na6 in the Caro Kann
Is ...Na6 in the Caro Kann considered in any of the SOS books?
If not it would seem to qualify, as 2...Na6 has been played several times by Serbian GM Markovic, including this year, and a few tim...

Started 10/06/13 at 16:13:27 by George Jempty
6 3634 Last Post 10/10/13 at 07:50:58
By: Ametanoitos
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Lakdawala on the CK
Slav, CK and London? It's probably good for him to write on 1...d6. Some change in the pawn structure and piece development....

Started 10/19/11 at 20:58:52 by Alias
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By: TN
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Classical Caro Kann 11.Bf4 - Search for New Ideas
[pgn][Event "Open A"]
[Site "Vladimir RUS"]
[Date "2008.08.12"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kokarev, Dm"]
[Black "Molchanova, T."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B19"]
[WhiteElo "2...|/pgn]
I had wondered about 17.Bc1 and came across the above game. Some ideas behind 17.Bc1 - Keeps options open, gets the bishop off the d-file, the bishop continues to eye h6, White asks Black what his plan is. Basically White cleans up his house before starting kingside action. Obviously, though, White is using up a lot of time with Kb1, Bc1 moves.
Looking at this with a computer, it's funny that after 17...b5 18.c5 it gives Black a half

Started 10/12/11 at 22:11:09 by Seth_Xoma
11 5241 Last Post 07/28/13 at 08:43:20
By: brabo
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Caro Kann
I am a regular caro kann player and have explored this opening's theory quite well. But always frow the black side, lately when I was playing in the engine room at playchess and done analysis with Ryb...

Started 08/21/08 at 15:39:19 by TGO
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41 24169 Last Post 07/07/13 at 11:56:00
By: MaSu
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Mad Variation in Advance
There have been a few recent examples of a completely mad system in the 3 e5 , 4 h4 Caro.
One is published by Malcolm Pein in the Telegraph.

Started 12/21/12 at 10:20:07 by RdC
14 7510 Last Post 05/31/13 at 20:36:40
By: urusov
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Poll: Nomenclature issue
Apologies for what might be considered an irrelevant question, but I was curious as to people's opinions.
How would you classify the sequence 1. e4 c6 ; 2. d4 d5 ; 3. Ktc3/Ktd2 g6 ?
Would yo...

Started 01/14/13 at 14:55:42 by Uberdecker
10 2742 Last Post 01/15/13 at 13:49:06
By: Uberdecker
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Accelerated Panov Attack, move order question
Hi everyone!
I've been following these forums for a while now, but I've just recently registered as a member.
I am not sure if this opening goes by a different name or not, but my question r...

Started 11/15/12 at 01:37:19 by Pikachulord6
5 2483 Last Post 11/16/12 at 11:50:01
By: chk
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A "new" variation against the Short system.
I have started to use a "new" setup against the Short system. It may look really silly but I have "got away" with it so far when I have played it. Black loses a tempo in this set up but I have my doub...

Started 10/22/11 at 22:37:47 by Bogojump
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18 7913 Last Post 09/26/12 at 14:33:55
By: Vass
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Nc3 caro-kann : sources
Hello dear chessfriends!
I'm looking for repertoire choice against caro-kann. I like this variation :
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. N1e2 !?
But the problem is,...

Started 08/06/12 at 13:07:18 by Ender
5 3571 Last Post 08/06/12 at 15:20:40
By: TN
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B12: Is this gambit in the Fantasy Variation new?
Here in a transposition to the Fantasy Variation careless move order gives White a good game i.e. 1.e4 e6 2.c4 c6?! (d5) 3.d4 d5 4.f3! & this gambit seems to give White a good game e.g. 4...dxe4 5.Nc3...

Started 07/31/12 at 20:08:54 by sloughter
12 4219 Last Post 08/02/12 at 14:24:32
By: sloughter
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3.Nc3 de4 4.Ne4 Nf6 5.Nf6 ef6 Caro-Kann
Today I had a quick look at this line of the Caro-Kann (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3/Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6 exf6) and think this line could be an interesting surprise variation. However when searching fo...

Started 06/27/12 at 14:44:16 by TN
4 2468 Last Post 07/25/12 at 22:13:21
By: Pantu
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Classical CK 11. Bd2 w/ 15. Qd3
In the line 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Bf5 5 Ng3 Bg6 6 h4 h6 7 Nf3 Nd7 8 h5 Bh7 9 Bd3 Bxd3 10 Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Nf6 12. 0-0-0 Be7 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nf6 15. Qd3 0-0 there was a game where Leko...

Started 07/25/11 at 11:44:02 by varggrav
9 4504 Last Post 05/26/12 at 10:07:16
By: Jorge Fernández Vázquez
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Wrong link in e4 May 2012 update Section Caro Kann
in the section Caro-Kann - Two Knights 6.Be2 [B11] you refer to a match Ibragimov-Dreev. Trying to open this link no Caro Kann match was shown..... Sad Cry Cry. Instead the match Iordachesc...

Started 05/20/12 at 14:43:40 by Merlin43
3 1392 Last Post 05/21/12 at 12:45:00
By: GMTonyKosten
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