Latest Updates:
Caro-Kann Caro-Kann
(Moderators: proustiskeen, Hadron)
Topics: 281
Posts: 3434
Pages Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 15
There are no actions to perform.
Subject / Started By Sort (A-Z) Replies Views Last Post
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
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)
« Pages 1 2 all »
16 8945 Last Post 12/25/07 at 21:01:39
By: kalle99
Normal Topic
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 4047 Last Post 09/19/06 at 07:40:08
By: Keano
Normal Topic
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

Started 06/13/05 at 14:34:46 by 986
9 3940 Last Post 06/20/05 at 10:55:09
By: Longspur (Guest)
Normal Topic
Depressing new system (1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d3)
3.d3 de Qd1 5.Kd1
Somehow everything looks good for white Sad

Started 05/24/21 at 16:53:03 by adal
6 1662 Last Post 05/25/21 at 05:18:56
By: an ordinary chessplayer
Normal Topic
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
1 1878 Last Post 01/20/09 at 12:40:25
By: agentreno
Normal Topic
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.

Started 07/21/04 at 21:19:38 by Akavall
4 2649 Last Post 07/22/04 at 10:54:57
By: Scott Rex (Guest)
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
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
« Pages 1 2 all »
21 16626 Last Post 04/14/11 at 09:27:01
By: gewgaw
Normal Topic
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 1954 Last Post 08/21/16 at 17:22:17
By: GMTonyKosten
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
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
« Pages 1 2 all »
24 23581 Last Post 03/12/15 at 22:11:18
By: MaSu
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies)
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 19:58:52 by Alias
« Pages 1 2 3 4 5 all »
67 68465 Last Post 09/24/13 at 04:08:15
By: TN
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies)
Wells on the C-K
I see that Gambit has now a date again on Peter Wells' book on the Caro-Kann. 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
« Pages 1 2 all »
25 13984 Last Post 01/31/08 at 05:36:12
By: christoph63
Normal Topic
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
4 3327 Last Post 03/02/10 at 22:49:20
By: Ametanoitos
Normal Topic
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 2251 Last Post 07/18/03 at 08:28:28
By: confused (Guest)
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
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 11174 Last Post 04/03/12 at 07:38:19
By: BPaulsen
Normal Topic
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 2159 Last Post 09/03/09 at 09:13:53
By: chk
Normal Topic
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.
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *

Started 04/23/09 at 10:18:55 by aspiringplayer
4 4633 Last Post 04/24/09 at 04:25:15
By: MNb
Normal Topic
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
0 1272 Last Post 01/01/10 at 07:26:17
By: ayen
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
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]

Started 01/12/14 at 21:24:54 by Aziridine
14 16283 Last Post 04/02/15 at 12:45:36
Normal Topic
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 3728 Last Post 01/23/16 at 14:34:23
By: fling
Normal Topic
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
0 1176 Last Post 05/20/07 at 16:25:31
By: Baklan3107
Pages Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 15
There are no actions to perform.
Normal Topic Normal Topic
Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
Locked Topic Locked Topic
Locked Topic Sticky Locked Topic
Moved Topic Moved Topic
Global Announcement Global Announcement
Locked Global Announcement Locked Global Announcement
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies) Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies)
You can view Topics in this Board.

You cannot post replies to Topics in this Board.
You cannot start new Topics in this Board.
You cannot post Attachments in this Board.
You cannot start Polls in this Board.
  ‹ Board Index   Top