Caro-Kann Defence (B10-19)

The Caro–Kann Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 1. e4 c6

The Caro–Kann is a common defence against the King's Pawn Opening and is classified as a "Semi-Open Game" like the Sicilian Defence and French Defence, although it is thought to be more solid and less dynamic than either of those openings. It often leads to good endgames for Black, who has the better pawn structure.

The opening is named after the English player Horatio Caro and the Austrian player Marcus Kann who analysed it in 1886.

 

B10

Caro-Kann Defence 1. e4 c6

Caro-Kann Defence

1. e4 c6

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Study Games for B10

B10

B11

Caro–Kann, Two knights, 3...Bg4 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4

Caro–Kann, Two knights, 3...Bg4

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4

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Study Games for B11

B11

B12

Caro–Kann Defence 1. e4 c6 2. d4

Caro–Kann Defence

1. e4 c6 2. d4

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Puzzels

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Study Games for B12

B12

B13

Caro–Kann, Exchange Variation 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5

Caro–Kann, Exchange Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5

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Study Games for B13

B13

B14

Caro–Kann, Panov–Botvinnik Attack, 5...e6 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6

Caro–Kann, Panov–Botvinnik Attack, 5...e6

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6

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Puzzels

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Study Games for B14

B14

Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack, Fianchetto Defence

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6

B15

Caro–Kann Defence 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3

Caro–Kann Defence

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3

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Study Games for B15

B15

B16

Caro–Kann, Bronstein–Larsen Variation 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ gxf6

Caro–Kann, Bronstein–Larsen Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ gxf6

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Study Games for B16

B16

Caro-Kann Defence: Finnish Variation

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 h6

B17

Caro–Kann, Steinitz Variation, Smyslov Systems 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7

Caro–Kann, Steinitz Variation, Smyslov Systems

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7

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Puzzels

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Study Games for B17

B17

B18

Caro–Kann, Classical Variation 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5

Caro–Kann, Classical Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5

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Study Games for B18

B18

B19

Caro–Kann, Classical, 7...Nd7 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7

Caro–Kann, Classical, 7...Nd7

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7

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Study Games for B19

B19