Caro-Kann Defence

ManUtdForever12
May 21, 2008, 12:00 AM |
0 | Opening Theory

The Caro-Kann Defence is a common chess opening characterized by the moves:

1.e4 c6.

The usual continuation is

2.d4 d5
 
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followed by 3.Nc3 (the Classical Variation), 3.Nd2 (the Classical Variation), 3.exd5 (the Exchange Variation), or 3.e5 (the Advance Variation). The Caro-Kann, like the Sicilian Defence and French Defence, is classified as a "semi-open game", but it is thought to be more solid and less dynamic than either of those openings. It often leads to good endgames for black, who has the better pawn-structure.

The opening is named after the English player Horatio Caro and the Austrian Marcus Kann who analyzed the opening in 1886.

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