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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: http://www.chess.com/article/view/excitement-verse-fatigue
isnt 2,Nc3 also a good defense for white?
Thanks David! Great video.
Thanks for the sharing David. I'm fan of Caro-kann and your video gave me a new idea how it works!
Thanks for the pointers.
Thanks, David. Great intro. Never played this defense before.
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.
i sort of didn't understand because I saw better moves in that game which were not played.
loved the pawn sructures analysis :) gj
I wiil try
thanks for the feedback.
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!
Great video, thanks!
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!
by IM David Pruess
Today IM David Pruess provides an intro for beginners to one of the most solid, and yet complex openings for black against 1.e4. At the same time, he provides a "sneak preview" into what you might expect from the different structures and complicated middlegames arising from the Caro Kann. He foreshadows this weekend's featured video, where GM Shankland will start a new video series on the Caro.
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IM David Pruess
At the age of twelve, David was lucky to be brought by his mother to a session of the Berkeley Chess School's Friday night kid's chess club, where he met NM Robert Haines, who showed him what chess was. Eighteen years later, he is still in love with the game. He has shared first in a few major tournaments, eg: American Open, North American Open, and Open Rohde (France), and played in several US Championships.
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