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French vs Caro Kann?

chamo2074

Yeah what a guy he is Simon

BestSell
ThatRandomGuy82 wrote:

Someone says the caro is better, and then I am sure the caro is for me, and then someone else says the french has many outstanding tricks and I'm conflicted as to which I should choose  

There's no wrong answer. Both the French and the Caro-Kann are sound, world-class defenses. Most grandmasters have both of them in their repertoire.

It's just a matter of figuring out which one you enjoy playing more.

chamo2074

Just know one thing:

They're both solid but caro is more solid, french is sharper.

The pawn structures in the french have a more vast diversity.

They're both draw-prone but the French gives more fighting chances.

Caro is mostly a positional grind, french contains a bit of everything

Rafa7pro

Is good play

m24gstevens

For a beginner, play 1...e5. Pretty much no theory to remember. The ideas are simpler for beginners than what you would get with other openings, and the positions are open and generally easier to navigate.

ApolL26

I think you could put it like this:

If you don't know what you're doing in the Caro-Kann, you'll be moving pieces aimlessly and have a worse position.

If you don't know what you're doing in the french however, you will just get crushed very quickly.

IsabellaXoXo29

Avoid all problems by playing the pirc!

IsabellaXoXo29
ApolL26 wrote:

I think you could put it like this:

If you don't know what you're doing in the Caro-Kann, you'll be moving pieces aimlessly and have a worse position.

If you don't know what you're doing in the french however, you will just get crushed very quickly.

Orthoschnapp Gambit... Hehehe

AmateurAtChess123

Are there any ways I can learn the openings without paying? I'm not actually an adult so...

ninjaswat
ThatRandomGuy82 wrote:

Are there any ways I can learn the openings without paying? I'm not actually an adult so...

YouTube...

AmateurAtChess123
ninjaswat wrote:
ThatRandomGuy82 wrote:

Are there any ways I can learn the openings without paying? I'm not actually an adult so...

YouTube...

I know THAT, but any channels you can recommend?

 

ninjaswat
ThatRandomGuy82 wrote:
ninjaswat wrote:
ThatRandomGuy82 wrote:

Are there any ways I can learn the openings without paying? I'm not actually an adult so...

YouTube...

I know THAT, but any channels you can recommend?

 

Gothamchess for ideas, Hanging pawns for lines, and agadmator for example games.

AmateurAtChess123

Thank you kind sir