Blitz Chess #395: Caro-Kann Defense: Advance, Short variation
An important question for black when faced with a white pawn on e5 in the Caro-Kann Advanced is, "How can I organize my kingside minor pieces?" With black's thematic pawn break being c5, this conveniently opens up the c6 square for the king knight. d7 on the other hand is reserved for the queen knight. With white playing an early c4, the middlegame becomes slightly volatile, making the element of time an important factor. Would there be time to complete development?