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here's Ivanchuk's game that Sam is talking about. The a5 idea looks very interesting given that a 2670 player got destroyed in just 25 moves.
Wow! I have to check out the Lev Milman game.
i've only watched the first 7m of the vid and my brain is overflowing with great info on the opening.
Good video, I understand the ideas better now
I'm definitely playing the Caro-Kann now
Not Bad I will Definentlly Try It
4...Nf6 is fine for black. GM Keene has played it with success. It is good for a solid draw if black plays ex after Nxf6 by white, but things can stay sharp with gxf6
There's nothing wrong with Nd7, the Karpov variation.
I hate Nd7
Great video. thanks.
Not 4...Nd7 ? :( LOVE that line!
Nice video. You ever considered 1.e4, c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Ed5, cd5 4. Ne5... ? Ok it might not be really critical but I think it has the advantage over the exchange variation that the white knight gets out whilst avoiding getting pinned by Bg4. I never see it mentioned but I'd say white keeps an edge in all the lines I've looked at.
Advanced indeed! Great video. :)
by GM Sam Shankland
GM Shankland continues to guide his new video series on the Caro Kann from sidelines back to the "classical/main line" variations. Here he reviews the most common approach against the Caro Kann, and gives his recommendations on how black should play this variation under the "modern day theory" microscope.
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation (B18)
Related: « Part 3
Game vs Lev Milman in Caro
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GM Sam Shankland
Sam learned chess at age 11 from the Berkeley Chess School program. Within four years, he had become a National Master, and two years later, he became an International Master when he tied for first in the world u-18 championship, a result unmatched in the last decade of international play by American players. At 20, he has already played in several U.S. Championships, placing 3rd in 2011.
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