Nunn-Tal Caro-Kann Seminar

Nunn-Tal Caro-Kann Seminar

NM GreenLaser
Jun 14, 2009, 12:00 AM |
14 | Opening Theory

In 1988 and 1989 there was a series of six World Cup tournaments organized by the Grandmasters Association. The overall winner was Gary Kasparov, who won two of the tournaments outright and tied for first in two others. The following game between John Nunn and ex-world champion Mikhail Tal took place at the first event in Brussels in April 1988. That event was won by Anatoly Karpov. Nunn played 1.e4 which Tal answered with 1...c6. The Caro-Kann line played with 4...Nd7 is called the Modern Variation or the Queen Knight's Variation. The idea of 4...Nd7 is to play Ngf6 getting both knights out and to reply to Nxf6+ with Ndxf6. However, without waiting for Ngf6, Nunn played Ng5. Tal replied not with Ngf6, but Ndf6. Either knight move is established book. Personally, I prefer the former. The game will be used to show various possibilities.

 

 

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