The Caro-Kann Advance
144 pages, paperback, Chess Press, 1997
The Advance variation of the Caro-Kann (1 e4 c6 d4 d5 3 e5) is a highly aggressive method of countering one of Black's most solid defences. White immediately seizes ground in the centre and lays the basis of a middlegame attack. Over the past few years Alexei Shirov, Nigel Short, Veselin Topalov and Gata Kamsky have made major contributions to update the theory of this variation and their example has inspired thousands of club and tournament players to adopt it into their own repertoires.
In this book International Master Byron Jacobs explains the strategy and tactics of this highly fashionable variation. Through the use of model games for both sides, the author provides a thorough grounding in the key ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently start to use the Advance Caro-Kann in their own games.
- Written by an expert on the Caro-Kann Advance
- Explains the basic elements, strategies and tactics for both sides
- Offers an accessible, digestible blend of explanatory and theoretical material
- Provides everything you need to know to start playing the opening straight away.
Part One: 4 Nf3 systems (1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 Bf5)
013 1 4 Nf3 e6 5 Be2 c5 6 0-0 Nc6 7 c3
033 2 4 Nf3 e6 5 Be2 c5 6 Be3
049 3 4 Nf3 e6 5 Be2 Nd7 6 0-0 Ne7
062 4 4 Nf3 e6 5 Be2: Alternative Fifth and Sixth Moves
Part Two: 4 Nc3 systems (1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 Bf5)
077 5 4 Nc3 e6 5 g4 Bg6 6 Nge2 c5
094 6 4 Nc3 e6 5 g4 Bg6 6 Nge2: Sixth Move Alternatives
111 7 4 Nc3: Fourth Move Alternatives
Part Three: Early Deviations (1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5)
122 8 3...Bf5: Fourth Move Alternatives for White
132 9 Third Moves Alternatives
143 Index of Complete Games