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Good book for the CaroKann?
I am getting back into chess again and I have been a habitual CaroKann player.   What is a good modern book on the defense so I can catch up with general theory.   I am not a great player so I do not ...

Started 05/31/18 at 05:14:39 by zedwardson
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Caro book covering 7. Cf3 e6 in 4...Af5 Classical
Is there any Black book where it is recommended the line:

I have a Russian book by Karpo...

Started 01/26/18 at 00:31:20 by Leon_Trotsky
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Caro book covering 7. Nf3 e6 in 4...Bf5 Classical
Is there any Black book where it is recommended the line:

I have a Russian book by Karpo...

Started 01/26/18 at 00:31:02 by Leon_Trotsky
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Caro-Kann by Kornev for ChessStars
I just received the following email from Semko Semkov, after enquiring about the possibility of a Caro-Kann repertoire book for Black:
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Hi,
We have in our plans a Black repertoire book wit...

Hopefully this wil

Started 03/24/15 at 18:36:06 by LostTactic
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Exchange Variation in Opening Repertoire ...c6?
From the Index of Variations it seems there is no "Exchange Variation" section, but only 4.Bf4. I find that rather strange. Anyone who owns/knows the book can clarify?

Started 11/23/17 at 12:29:49 by TD
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Smyslov/Karpov Variation: 4...Nd7
Inasmuch as there have been new repertoire books on the Caro Kann, the recommendations have leaned toward the Classical Variation (4...Bf5) with some new ideas. Is this just a shift in fashion? Or is ...

Started 09/03/17 at 14:06:21 by HgMan
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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 21:17:10 by Marc Benford
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By: HgMan
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Caro Advance: 4 Nc3 a6
Dear all,
I noticed in Joe Gallagher's Starting Out: The Caro-Kann that Gallagher referred to this line:
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 Bf5 4 Nc3 a6
stating: "this could be a line for the future."  In the Ch...

Started 06/23/06 at 13:45:19 by HgMan
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Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
I'm looking for resources with the most material on the Gurgenidze variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 g6
Thanks in advance

Started 06/24/16 at 22:43:39 by George Jempty
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By: trw
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Not a word about a new DVD?
The ChessBase DVD, "The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1 and 2" by  Vidit Gujrathi, has been out for more than a month, but no one has even mentioned the topic here.  Has anyone taken a look?  Formed an op...

Started 06/06/17 at 01:03:03 by Wwqlcw
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By: califax
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The Two knights - how good is this line?
I don't know anything about this line but was under the impression it wasn't a strong line for white...yet when looking at the repertoire's of two players whose games I am thinking of studying, I saw ...

Started 07/10/16 at 19:02:51 by RoleyPoley
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3...a6 in the classical
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 a6
Any thoughts on this line? Looking through the databases it seems to score quite well for black, and looks an interesting practical choice to force white into thinking fo...

Started 05/15/17 at 07:42:27 by helmet
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The Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation Karpov
Hi friends. Have you heard about this new book? Is it really new or a reprint of the very old book by the same authors?

Started 12/23/16 at 22:53:38 by Pingudon
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Uncommon (?) Carokann Defence
What do members think about a setup with ...c6; ...d6; ...Qc7 and ...Bg4 when White plays Nf3? I saw a youtube video about it and looks like a basic defence against practically anything.  Does it have...

Started 10/19/16 at 07:35:18 by ham204
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By: JEH
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Apocalypse attack

Started 09/21/16 at 21:54:09 by Mark L
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Apocalypse attack part 2
Here's another interesting game with an early Ne5 by White.
[pgn][Event "Caro-Kann defense Apocalypse attack"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.09.13"]
[Round "?"]
[White "White"]
[B...|/pgn]

Started 10/06/16 at 05:40:49 by Mark L
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By: Mark L
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Is the solid and boring CaroKann really solid?
I have been studying the Caro because I was told it was very solid. But what I have found is a lot of sharp lines, opposite sides castling and sacrifices. The new Caro is still considered solid and bo...

Started 09/07/16 at 21:49:58 by Pingudon
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Caro Kann Fantasy - 3...e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Kf2!?
Hello chess friends
In preparing against a svoren Caro Kann fan opponent, I looked for something interesting and new in the Fantasy variation and came up with the idea 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.f3 e6 4.N...

Started 07/13/16 at 08:58:29 by Knightcut
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By: JEH
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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 13:59:08 by Paddy
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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 11:35:06 by AlanG
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