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What to play against the carocann?
Currently I am considering between two variations:
Phantasie-Variation: e4 c6 d4 d5 f3!?
Advance-Variation:  e4 c6 d4 d5 e5
Before I played the panov-attack and the classical variation...

Started 09/22/07 at 15:59:52 by cyronix (Ex Member)
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By: kalle99
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Nd2 or Nc3 v Caro-Kann
Whenever I play against the Caro Kann, I always ask myself which is more accurate move order 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 or Nc3 if Black doesn't take with 3 ...dxe4 on next move. Can anybody shed any lig...

Started 09/18/06 at 08:34:09 by 8arms
6 3066 Last Post 09/19/06 at 07:40:08
By: Keano
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1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxf6 exf6
Alumbrado said:
4...Nf6!? [...] I think this [...]line is suspect.
But  I don't know why, because after 5.Nxf6 exf6(I think gxf6 is wrong) 6.c3 Bd6
7.Bd3 0-0 8.Ne2 Te8 9.Qc2 h6
I...

Started 06/13/05 at 14:34:46 by 986
9 2899 Last Post 06/20/05 at 10:55:09
By: Longspur (Guest)
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Caro-Kann Exchange Variation
Hi all, this is my first post here. I have a question regarding a certain position in the Caro-Kann exchange variation - I have some thoughts on various plans in this position and I wondered if anybod...

Started 01/17/09 at 19:04:32 by agentreno
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By: agentreno
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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 21:19:38 by Akavall
4 1944 Last Post 07/22/04 at 10:54:57
By: Scott Rex (Guest)
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Caro-Kann: Modern Main Line 4...Nd7 problems
Hello everyone!
I am new here and couldn't find a thread on the Caro-Kann Modern Main Line 4...Nd7 line so I decided to start one!
I was playing this line until recently but uncovered some s...

Started 11/01/10 at 14:43:27 by AKFan
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By: gewgaw
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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
1 1503 Last Post 08/21/16 at 17:22:17
By: GMTonyKosten
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Caro Kann 3. e5 c5!?
Following top level chess, today the main line caro-kann definitely starts with 3. e5 Bf5
I find quite strange that nobody tries 3...c5!? because according to different sources (nunn, gallagher,...

Started 06/16/11 at 09:59:38 by Alesab
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By: MaSu
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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 19:58:52 by Alias
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By: TN
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Wells on the C-K
I see that Gambit has now a date again on Peter Wells' book on the Caro-Kann. http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/cecaro.html It has been changed from being a part of the Chess Explained-series to "Grand...

Started 08/09/07 at 06:40:15 by Alias
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25 10763 Last Post 01/31/08 at 05:36:12
By: christoph63
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Adams-Houska, 2007 (2.c4 Caro Kann)
Hello, i was analysing this game for Black and i think that this is a quite viable arpoach for to meet 2.c4. I'd like to know if my analysis can be corrected my any other source because i did this on ...

Started 03/02/10 at 00:28:32 by Ametanoitos
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By: Ametanoitos
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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 1796 Last Post 07/18/03 at 08:28:28
By: confused (Guest)
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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 06:57:58 by Andrew McKechnie
11 9112 Last Post 04/03/12 at 07:38:19
By: BPaulsen
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Caro-Kann Short System Question
I have been studying Peter Well's book Grandmaster Secrets: The Caro-Kann and in the Short System all the lines he gives seems to be better for White so what should Black play against the Short System...

Started 09/03/09 at 01:34:23 by Anonymous3
2 1722 Last Post 09/03/09 at 09:13:53
By: chk
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1.e4 d6 2.d4 c6 3.Nc3 Qa5!?
1.e4 d6 2.d4 c6 3.Nc3 Qa5!? A friend rated (2200) playes this occasionally against me with great success, unfortunately. Then he follows up with Nf6.
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Started 04/23/09 at 10:18:55 by aspiringplayer
4 3699 Last Post 04/24/09 at 04:25:15
By: MNb
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Advanced Variation debacle
I lost a handful of games when playing against this variation:
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. c4!?....
I check my database and there are not much grandmasters who played...

Started 01/01/10 at 07:26:18 by ayen
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By: ayen
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The Extreme Caro-Kann
The Extreme Caro-Kann
Attacking Black with 3.f3
by Alexei Bezgodov
New in Chess, 2014, 272 pages
This book just popped up in the New in Chess shop. Sample pages are available at [url]http://www.newinchess.com/Shop/I

Started 01/12/14 at 21:24:54 by Aziridine
14 13835 Last Post 04/02/15 at 12:45:36
By: MWP
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Panov variation (9...Nb6)
What is the problem (for Black) with the Panov line 4...Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.cxd Nxd5 8.Qb3 Bxf3 9.gxf Nb6 (instead of 9...e6)?
Houska's coverage in the 1st edition of her Caro Kann work?<br...

Started 01/19/16 at 15:31:39 by BABYBIRD
6 2776 Last Post 01/23/16 at 14:34:23
By: fling
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Caro-cann. Need Help !!!
In  Morozevich-Iordanesky: 1e4c6.2d4d5.3Nc3de.4Ne4Nd7.5 .15Be3b6.160-0-0g5.17.Qh3c5.18Rhe1Bb7? - what if 18...Bd7 (I fro...

Started 05/20/07 at 16:25:32 by Baklan3107
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By: Baklan3107
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Caro-Kann Gambit?
Does anyone know a gamit line against the Caro-Kann?

Started 05/12/05 at 19:59:37 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
12 7895 Last Post 08/31/07 at 18:51:26
By: katar
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