A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6 - Vol 2
352 pages, paperback, Chess Stars, 1. edition 2017
The new work of grandmaster Alexei Kornev offers the readers of Chess Stars Publishing a full repertoire for Black in two volumes, based on the moves ...d7-d5 followed up by ...c7-c6.
Volume 2 deals in depth with the Caro-Kann Defence 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 and various deviations for White as 1.e4 c6 2.d3; 2.Nc3; 2.c4. This part also analyses rare systems where White leaves the main roads, but Black remains true to the spirit of his conception for the centre, for instance, 1.c4 c6, 1.Nf3 d5...
Kornev does not confine himself to dry variations, he also aptly explains the ideas behind them. Thus his book should serve a wide range of players - from club amateurs, up to grandmasters.
The Slav-Caro-Kann connection allows Black to sidestep many opening variations. For example, after 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 he simply goes 2...c6, avoiding the main line of the Veresov System which arise after 2...Nf6 3.Bg5. In the London System after 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5 3.e3, Black could directly exchange on d4 - 3...cxd4 4.exd4, obtaining a harmless sideline of the Caro-Kann - 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bf4.
Alexei Kornev is the author of the following well acclaimed books:
A Practical Black Repertoire with Nf6, g6, d6 (based on the King's Indian and the Pirc), Rossolimo and Friends. A Complete Repertoire vs. the Sicilian, A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4.
Part 1. 1.e4 c6 w/o 2.d4
Part 1. 1.e4 c6 w/o 2.d4
008 1 Rare; A) 2.b3 d5; B) 2.f4 d5; C) 2.Nf3 d5
017 2 2.Nc3 d5
028 3 2.d3 d5
040 4 2.c4 d5
Part 2. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5
055 5 3.f3 e6
065 6 3.e5 c5 w/o 4.dxc5
080 7 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5 e6
096 8 3.exd5 cxd5 w/o 4.c4
121 9 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 w/o 6.cxd5 and 6.Qb3
133 10 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.cxd5 Nxd5
146 11 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Qb3 Bg7
Part 3. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4
157 12 A) 4.f3; B) 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Nc5 b6
164 13 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 w/o 6.N1e2; 6.Bc4; 6.h4
172 14 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.N1e2 e6
177 15 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Bc4 e6
16 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 A) 7.f4 e6; B) 7.Bc4 e6
183 C) 7.Nf3 Nbd7 w/o 8.h5
17 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.h5 Bh7
196 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bf4 Qa5+
18 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.h5 Bh7
221 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bd2 Ngf6
Various First Moves without 1.e4 & 1.d4
238 19 Rare; A) 1.Nc3 d5; B) 1.b4 e5; C) 1.b3 e5; D) 1.g3 d5
260 20 1.f4 d5
276 21 1.Nf3 d5
304 22 1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 Rare; A) 3.e3 Nf6; B) 3.b3Nf6
326 23 1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6
348 Index of Variations