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  • 5 weeks ago

    IM dpruess

    yeah 2. Nc3 is a fine move for white. 3. d4 of course would transpose to the "mainline" variations. 3. Nf3 however leads to the two-knights variation.

    this blog post contains an annotated game of mine in that variation to give you a taste:

  • 6 weeks ago


    isnt 2,Nc3 also a good defense for white?

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  • 22 months ago


    Thanks David! Great video. Smile

  • 2 years ago


    brilliant intro

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks for the sharing David. I'm fan of Caro-kann and your video gave me a new idea how it works!

  • 2 years ago

    IM dpruess

    welcome :)

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks for the pointers.

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks, David. Great intro. Never played this defense before. 

  • 2 years ago

    IM dpruess

    thanks marco and waj.

    Dev, there were alternative moves that were possible, but it's a mistake when looking at Grandmaster moves to think that you are seeing better moves than them, because most likely you are not. this was an overview video, so i could not explain move by move why all these moves are good. the idea is for you to assume/believe that they are good, and try to quickly get a feel for what's going on in certain positions by seeing these good moves.

  • 2 years ago


    i sort of didn't understand because I saw better moves in that game which were not played.

  • 2 years ago


    loved the pawn sructures analysis :) gj

  • 2 years ago


    I wiil try

  • 2 years ago

    IM dpruess

    thanks for the feedback.

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks for the video.  I have to agree with VanillaBean.  It was just a tad too fast for me (I'm American, so it's not the language).  I will, however, explore this opening more because of this indroduction. I appreciate the insight!

  • 2 years ago


    Great video, thanks!

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks David Smile

  • 2 years ago


    I like they way you contrast the benefits of the Caro Kann relative to other openings. That allowed me to gain a better appreciation for opening theory while also focusing on a particular opening. Many videos focus on openings but forget that beginners need to understand WHY as much as WHAT. Thanks!

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