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Caro Kann Defense

The Caro-Kann Defense is a popular opening on all levels. The opening suits the solid black player who doesn't mind playing for a small, long term, advantage, based on a active bishop and a strong pawn structure. In order to aim for an advantage black sometimes needs to survive some pressure and tactical motives available for white early in the game. Black can hope for some counterattacking chances and a superior structure. The theory on the opening contains quit a lot of lines, but the general plans and ideas are clear. The Caro-Kann is the perfect opening for the fighting player, who doesn’t mind playing for small advantages or theoretical battles. The set-up can be used to other opening moves than 1.e4 as well. It's an opening one can play a chess life long. Great players put the Caro on a regular basis on the board, such as Hikaru Nakamura, Anatoly Karpov, José Raúl Capablanca, and Alexander Grischuk. The list of specialist who wrote books about the opening is a rather long one: among theme are Alexey Dreev, Vidit Gujarathi, Jovanka Houska, and Victor Bologan.



Caro-kann: Move By Move - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2012 Everyman Chess Caro-kann: Move By Move-Lakdawala, Cyrus

White has many possibilities to his disposal to try and undermine the Caro-Kann. Cyrus Lakdawala shows how black can react to all these different types of white possibilities. He convincingly shows that in some cases - e.g. the Panov-Botvinnik Attack – you should blockade, swap and avoid mate, to later cash in on the positional advantages. Also in most other lines the Caro-player must be ready to patiently unravel, trusting in the inherent solidity of the position.
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Panov-botvinnik Attack (move By Move) - D'costa, Lorin
2014 Everyman Chess Panov-botvinnik Attack (move By Move)-D'costa, Lorin

Are you an 1.e4 player who finds it hard to tackle the Caro-Kann? Yes, indeed, the Caro is a tough nut to crack. But the Panov-Botvinnik Attack might offer you attacking lines that normally do not occur so often in this opening. The starting position of this line is 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4. The Panov favours the attacking, tactical player because many lines on the board are opened and theory is being sidestepped. This book is indeed for the 1. e4 player who likes sharp lines.
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Playing The Caro-kann: A Counter-attacking Repertoire - Schandorff, Lars
2021 Quality Chess Playing The Caro-kann: A Counter-attacking Repertoire-Schandorff, Lars

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Win With The Caro-kann (sverre's Chess Openings) - Johnsen, Sverre, Hansen, Torbjorn Ringdal
2021 Gambit Publications Win With The Caro-kann (sverre's Chess Openings)-Johnsen, Sverre Hansen, Torbjorn Ringdal

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How To Win With Caro-kann Defense - Kleider, Hans
2019 How To Win With Caro-kann Defense-Kleider, Hans

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21st Century Caro-kan (21st Century Chess Openings Book 3) - Gordon, Ray Charles
2019 21st Century Caro-kan (21st Century Chess Openings Book 3)-Gordon, Ray Charles

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Caro-kann 1.e4 C6: Second Edition - Chess Opening Games - Sawyer, Tim
2018 Independently Caro-kann 1.e4 C6: Second Edition - Chess Opening Games-Sawyer, Tim

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Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 7: The Panov-botvinnik Attack - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 7: The Panov-botvinnik Attack-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 6: The Modern Variation - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 6: The Modern Variation-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 5: The Gurgenidze - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 5: The Gurgenidze-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 4: The Fantasy Variation - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 4: The Fantasy Variation-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 3: The Classical - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 3: The Classical-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 2 The Advance - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 2 The Advance-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 1 The 2 Knights - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The Caro Kann: Volume 1 The 2 Knights-Duke, Michael

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Bologan's Caro-kann: A Modern Repertoire For Black - Bologan, Victor
2018 New In Chess Bologan's Caro-kann: A Modern Repertoire For Black-Bologan, Victor

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The Modernized Caro-kann: A Complete Repertoire Against 1.e4 (modernized, 4) - Fernandez, Daniel
2018 Thinkers Publishing The Modernized Caro-kann: A Complete Repertoire Against 1.e4 (modernized, 4)-Fernandez, Daniel

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First Steps: Caro-kann Defence (everyman Chess) - Martin, Andrew
2018 Everyman Chess First Steps: Caro-kann Defence (everyman Chess)-Martin, Andrew

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Caro-kann Defence: Goldman Variation: 1. E4 C6 2. Nc3 D5 3. Qf3 - Lonsdale, David Robert, Lonsdale, David Robert
2018 Independently Caro-kann Defence: Goldman Variation: 1. E4 C6 2. Nc3 D5 3. Qf3-Lonsdale, David Robert Lonsdale, David Robert

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Caro-kann Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For Black (chess Opening Playbook) - Sawyer, Tim
2017 Independently Caro-kann Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For Black (chess Opening Playbook)-Sawyer, Tim

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Chess Openings By Example: Caro-kann - Schmidt, J., Schmidt, J.
2017 Independently Chess Openings By Example: Caro-kann-Schmidt, J. Schmidt, J.

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Caro-kann: 1.e4 C6 In Chess Openings - Sawyer, Tim
2016 Independent Caro-kann: 1.e4 C6 In Chess Openings-Sawyer, Tim

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Opening Repertoire: The Caro-kann (everyman Chess: Opening Repertoire) - Houska, Jovanska
2015 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire: The Caro-kann (everyman Chess: Opening Repertoire)-Houska, Jovanska

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The Extreme Caro-kann: Attacking Black With 3.f3 - Bezgodov, Alexey
2014 New In Chess,Csi The Extreme Caro-kann: Attacking Black With 3.f3-Bezgodov, Alexey

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Panov Attack In Chess - Schiller, Eric
2012 Ishi Press Panov Attack In Chess-Schiller, Eric

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Dangerous Weapons: The Caro-kann: Dazzle Your Opponents! (dangerous Wepaons) - Emms, John, Palliser, Richard, Houska, Jovanka
2010 Everyman Chess Dangerous Weapons: The Caro-kann: Dazzle Your Opponents! (dangerous Wepaons)-Emms, John Palliser, Richard Houska, Jovanka

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Grandmaster Repertoire 7: The Caro-kann - Schandorff, Lars
2010 Quality Chess Grandmaster Repertoire 7: The Caro-kann-Schandorff, Lars

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Play The Caro-kann: A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1e4 (everyman Chess) - Houska, Jovanka
2007 Everyman Chess Play The Caro-kann: A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1e4 (everyman Chess)-Houska, Jovanka

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Understanding The Caro-kann Defense - Keene, Raymond, Soltis, Andy, Mednis, Edmar
2004 Hardinge Simpole Understanding The Caro-kann Defense-Keene, Raymond Soltis, Andy Mednis, Edmar

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Starting Out: The Caro-kann (starting Out - Everyman Chess) - Gallagher, Joe
2002 Everyman Chess Starting Out: The Caro-kann (starting Out - Everyman Chess)-Gallagher, Joe

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Caro-kann Main Line (everyman Chess) - Mcdonald, Neil
2001 Everyman Chess Caro-kann Main Line (everyman Chess)-Mcdonald, Neil

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Caro-kann Advance - Byron Jacobs
1997 Everyman Chess Caro-kann Advance-Byron Jacobs

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