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Caro-Kann, Advance Variation, Short Variation
Hello.
I'm currently learning the Caro-Kann thanks to a great book (Grandmaster Repertoire - The Caro-Kann, from Lars Schandorff), but I have a problem with the Short Variation of the Advance Var...

Started 07/20/13 at 22:17:10 by Marc Benford
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By: Keano
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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 1043 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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40 9188 Last Post 02/04/14 at 01:35:03
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 3222 Last Post 10/10/13 at 07:50:58
By: Ametanoitos
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Lakdawala on the CK
http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/The_Caro-Kann%3A_Move_by_Move
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 4485 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 21559 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.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/chess/9755189/...

Started 12/21/12 at 10:20:07 by RdC
14 6516 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 2370 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 2293 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 6629 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 3146 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 3553 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 2300 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 4206 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
Hello,
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 1257 Last Post 05/21/12 at 12:45:00
By: GMTonyKosten
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Nice game
Kobalia - Jobava, Plovdiv 2012 was a model IQP win by White which emerged from a Panov Attack.  It is well treated in the latest update.  Personally I think that the Panov is an excellent practical tr...

Started 04/27/12 at 14:49:34 by Markovich
2 1827 Last Post 05/02/12 at 12:24:46
By: PatzerKing
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Christopher Robin variation of the Caro Kann
Hi chess fans,
I'm trying to find a variation of the caro-kann played by McShane in a very strange game against a 2600 player where he wins in around 40 moves. Basically white plays his knights o...

Started 04/27/12 at 18:17:21 by befuddled
4 2145 Last Post 04/29/12 at 15:05:58
By: kylemeister
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Caro-Kann, best attack for White?
I don't play the CK as Black and when I am faced with it, I only know the Main Line, which I am comfortable getting draws with. But I can't remember ever having a win with it (I guess that is the poin...

Started 03/31/12 at 07:57:58 by Andrew McKechnie
11 5966 Last Post 04/03/12 at 08:38:19
By: BPaulsen
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Poll: Name for 2. Nf3 3. exd5 and 4. Ne5 vs. Caro Kann?
What is the name for the variation 1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Ne5 in the Caro Kann?  I've seen "Apocalpyse" variation (as in "horseman" of the Apocalypse, presumably because of the Ne5) but I ...

Started 03/30/12 at 14:13:28 by George Jempty
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By: TalJechin
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