# Caro-Kann Analysis - Part 1

The Caro-Kann Defense is one that reminds me much of the French. Why? Because the first two moves look very similiar! But I'm not here to talk about the French, I'm here to focus on the Caro-Kann. Anywho, the Caro-Kann was named after two men named Horiatio Caro and Marcus Kann, who had analyzed it in 1886. Horiatio Caro was an English chess master, while Marcus Kann was an Austrian chess player.

Anywho, the move sequence of the Caro-Kann is 1. e4 c6 (refer to the diagram below)

The normal continuation and the most common continuation of this opening is 2. d4 d5. (refer to the diagram below)

There are a couple continuations after this one, and I will show you two of them. The two I will show is the Classical Variation and the Modern Variation. (refer to the diagrams below)

In the game that I will be analyzing, this will be one that was not with my friend David (although the next 2 parts in this series will be from my games with David). This game dates back to a very long time ago, to when I joined a chess.com online tournament with the thematic being the Caro-Kann defense. I didn't even play any of the variations listed above OR any variations of the Caro-Kann that I have seen! At the time, I barely even knew any lines of that opening! Anywho, this is the game:

Hope you enjoyed part 1!

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paranormalact. I am a low rated player and I don't know if that has something to do with the level of players I'm playing but 9 times out of 10 White wants to exchange light squared bishops. I'll do a diagram next.

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French is my maine defense to e4 and caro-kann looks really like french structures. When I play caro-kann I like one of the lines explained by Desiderata. The main diference I find between this line and closed french lines (not exchange variation) is that black uses to pass the light square bishop forward to the pawns chain:

And interesting gambit for black is:

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The Caro-Kann is rarely played with Paul Morphy, who likes others more!

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I play 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 as white, Panov-Botvinnik Attack. It leads to an IQP position with tactical play.

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Now I remember this!

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Vaguely.

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You know the Anti Caro-Kann with the Queen move?

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I was going to put that one in the next part. I know that one, the Advance Variation.

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