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Caro-Kann exchange variation
MNb wrote on 09/30/09 at 11:49:12:
It amazes me that Keano, usually a very sensible and reasonable guy, defends this book. He neglects the two main complaints: the three authors systematically evaluate equal positions as sligh...

MnB - this i

Started 10/01/09 at 08:54:08 by Keano
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By: kylemeister
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Caro, 6.Nge2 Be7!?
Recently, I played a game when I faced: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 (I started playing this about 1 month ago) Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 Be7!?
After this move I was completely flabbergast...

Started 02/23/03 at 06:32:00 by Quark
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By: Quark
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1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6

I don't want to pretend that this is superior to the mainline Caro Kann, but is it theoretically sound? And to what extent might one acquire any...

Started 09/10/17 at 03:13:46 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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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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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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By: MartinC
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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:
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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By: ErictheRed
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Caro-Kann Advance with 4...h5!?
I am interested in the line 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 h5!?.  The normal move is of course 4...e6 with 5.g4, and a kingside pawn storm to follow.  This move 4...h5!? seems to stop Whit...

Started 02/16/03 at 00:37:12 by Rochnowski
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By: SebOnTheWeb (Guest)
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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 18:56:27 by gjempty
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By: gjempty
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Caro Kann Best reply to this line?
1.e4 c6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 dxe4
Black seems to die far to often when faced with this line.

Started 07/06/03 at 13:53:41 by xchngewithtempo
3 2426 Last Post 07/06/03 at 18:45:53
By: xchngewithtempo
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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 01:09:48 by Anagua
1 1886 Last Post 07/18/03 at 08:28:28
By: confused (Guest)
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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 06:16:59 by Surely not (Guest)
3 2127 Last Post 10/08/03 at 23:29:30
By: Glenn Snow
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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 04/20/03 at 23:56:23 by Nolan Kordsmeier (Guest)
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By: alumbrado
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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 19:31:23 by Fratenben
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By: X
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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
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By: notagmyet
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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!
Bela Gec...

Started 02/12/03 at 09:30:27 by belaji
11 5196 Last Post 12/12/03 at 18:43:27
By: Glenn Snow
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Caro Advance 3...c5
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)
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By: CaroPlayer (Guest)
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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 2309 Last Post 01/15/04 at 06:53:56
By: AmateurDragoneer
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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 4157 Last Post 01/16/04 at 16:41:36
By: MNb
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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
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By: bckm
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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 2643 Last Post 02/23/04 at 12:47:17
By: Daniel Boix
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