Short and the Caro-Kann
I have been playing against the Caro-Kann quite often recently, and have drawn inspiration and innovation from some beautifully played games by GM Nigel Short (pictured).
Here are some details about Mr Short:
This is the Caro-Kann position (above) and some possibly good continuations (below) from the opening explorer at www.365chess.com. I found it interesting that 2.Ne2 had such a high success rate when played, yet was played so rarely by masters.
The position after 2.Ne2 d5 3.e5 (above) and, again, the possible continuations below.
And some thematic games from the man himself. I apologize sincerely that the games are unannotated. I hope you enjoy them nonetheless.
My favorite game: