22 ( +1 | -1 ) KARO-CANN DefenseJust wondering, regarding the Karo-Cann Defense (which I've heard alot about), has anyone played it to victory their games...eg: games that I could examine?Thanks in advance.
110 ( +1 | -1 ) Caro-kann is one of the best responses to 1.e4, I don't play it as black but I did have a lot of trouble developing an opening advantage against it as white...the classical variation allows black smooth and easy development, while the panov-botvinnik attack allows black good development and counterplay against white's isolated queen pawn, I finally decided upon the strange-looking advance variation, (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5) this passive looking move closes the center, and gives white a nice space advantge, often cramping black's game and making it difficult to develop his pieces. SO if you choose the caro-kann, make sure you are prepared for this variaiton or you will find yourslef struggeling. In one of my games here, I played this variation against the caro-kann and as usual my opponent had serious problems developing and I currently have all my minor pieces out, my king castled and my rooks connected, while my opponent's pieces are uncoordinated and he is fighting a strong queenside onslaught... board #649484
28 ( +1 | -1 ) thanks for respondingThank you for getting back to me about this defense. Macheide: the book recommendations will be a big help, and Tulkos, thanks for the notation. Kingslinger: Yes, I've played that variation myself, losing the game as a result.
Thanks all...hope I'll successfully be able to pick it up.
44 ( +1 | -1 ) I play Caro-KannBut for some reason it has been some time since I won a Caro-Kann game here (cant blame the opening, my opponents have been very good players). Heres an interesting draw though :-)
27 ( +1 | -1 ) Dont knowThe gambit you gave...doesnt look so good to me and to be honest I prefer something more solid anyway. Often 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 is an indication that white wants to play two knights variation 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3, when 3...Bg4 is best move, giving black excellent chances of equality.
27 ( +1 | -1 ) ThanksPeppe_l thanks again...the reason I ask is I've played it to success (albeit with a <1100 player), and wasn't really crazy about it myself, just curious if it's an actual variation. Thanks!
12 ( +1 | -1 ) watch outthere are quite a few rapid and not transparent losses with this opening. learn these to avoid