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Win With the Caro-Kann

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240 pages, paperback, Gambit, 1. edition 2021

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The Caro-Kann is a rare beast among chess openings. While respected as a sound and safe way to start the game, it also avoids symmetry or simplification. This allows Black many ways to keep the game unbalanced and play for a win.

Two Norwegian opening experts provide a set of options that take full advantage of this flexibility. In the main line, you are given a choice between the 4...Bf5 and the 5...exf6 systems - but both strictly in their modern dynamic forms! In the latter, Hansen is a world-leading authority, with a wealth of experience to explain the typical mistakes White makes when facing this deceptively tricky line. By studying his material, you will be well ahead of the game in this rapidly-evolving system. For instance, the critical improvements over the Duda-Carlsen game in 2020 were already in Hansen’s files from two years earlier.

The other recommended systems for Black are also aggressive and very much the ‘21st-century Caro-Kann’. It’s 3...c5 against the Advance, in which Hansen is also an outstanding specialist. The Panov Attack is answered with ...g6 lines - strategically ideal, and nowadays backed up by amazing modern computer analysis. Against the Two Knights, we are offered an ...exf6 option as well as the ...Bg4 approach. The repertoire is completed with good sensible recommendations against almost every other conceivable move White can throw at the Caro-Kann. This extremely up-to-date book has an innovative structure, with ‘lessons’, model games and theory ‘magnifiers’.

Sverre Johnsen is a chess analyst, researcher, organizer, trainer and writer from Norway. He is co-author of Win with the London System and Win with the Stonewall Dutch, two of the best-selling openings books of recent years. Grandmaster Torbjörn Ringdal Hansen is also from Norway. He is one of the founders of the chess retail business Sjakkhuset and works full-time as a chess trainer. He was the first coach of Magnus Carlsen (in 1999) and has worked with three other players who went on to become grandmasters.

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Weight 450 g
Manufacturer Gambit
Width 17,2 cm
Height 24,8 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2021
Author Sverre JohnsenTorbjörn Ringdal Hansen
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-911465-67-6
Pages 240
Binding paperback

004 Symbols, Conventions and Bibliography

005 Preface by Sverre

007 Introduction

015 1) Classical: Korchnoi Variation

015 Lesson 1: Introduction

026 Lesson 2: Forgacs’s 6 Bc4

030 Lesson 3: Introduction to the Main Line

039 Lesson 4: Introduction to the Hansen Variation

051 Lesson 5: Hansen Variation: Lines with 0-0-0

064 2) Classical: Capablanca Variation

064 Lesson 6: Rare Fifth Moves

067 Lesson 7: Rare Sixth Moves

078 Lesson 8: Rare Seventh Moves

085 Lesson 9: Bareev Introduction and Campora Hybrid 8 h5

096 Lesson 10: Introduction to the Bareev Main Line

103 Lesson 11: Bareev Main Line: Menchik’s Line

110 Lesson 12: Bareev Main Line: 11...Ngf6

121 3) Advance Variation

121 Lesson 13: Arkell/Khenkin Introduction

130 Lesson 14: Arkell/Khenkin 4 dxc5 e6 Introduction and 5 Nf3

136 Lesson 15: Arkell/Khenkin 5 Íe3 and Rare 5th Moves

140 Lesson 16: Arkell/Khenkin Introduction to 5 a3

146 Lesson 17: Arkell/Khenkin Main Battleground

151 Lesson 18: Experimental Line: Johnsen Variation (3...Qc7)

158 4) Exchange Variation and Panov Attack

158 Lesson 19: Exchange: Introduction to the Carls Variation

164 Lesson 20: Classical Exchange Main Line 6 Ne2

167 Lesson 21: Panov Attack: Introduction and 5 Nf3 g6

174 Lesson 22: Panov Attack Euwe System: 6 cxd5 and Other Moves

183 Lesson 23: Panov Attack Euwe System: 6 Qb3

188 Lesson 24: Panov Attack: Miles’s 4...dxc4

194 5) Early Deviations

194 Lesson 25: Maroczy’s 3 f3 and Rare Third Moves

199 Lesson 26: 2 Nc3 and Introduction to the Two Knights

206 Lesson 27: Two Knights Main Line: 3...Bg4

216 Lesson 28: Steiner Variation (2 c4)

227 Lesson 29: King’s Indian Attack

232 Lesson 30: Rare Second Moves

237 Index of Variations

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