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Openings: Caro-Kann Defense

alivetomorrow
Jan 9, 2012, 9:27 AM 3

For some reason the Caro-Kann defense seems like the most interesting idea for Black to me right now.  I remember when I first encountered this opening I thought it looked like such a stupid first move for Black (when I didn't know any better).  I'm going to endeavor here to find out how I really feel about the Caro-Kann. The lines are all from "Winning Chess Openings," by GM Yasser Seirawan.

 

(Classical Variations, 3.Nc3):
A master game to study (found on chess.com):
Here we have a look at Exchange Variations (3.exd5):
Panov-Botvinnik Attack:
Rubinstein Variation (4.Bd3)
Advance Variations (3.e5)
Advance Variation, Flank Attack (4.g4)
Advance Variation, Flank Attack (4.Nc3)
Advance Variation, Flank Attack (4.h4)
Advance Variation, Short Variation (4.Nf3)

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