Subduing the Caro-Kann

GM_Kenny_Ji

Are you trying to play for a draw?

kindaspongey

Has Ziggy_Kalashnikov been here since 2015?

ThrillerFan

Black gets an equal game with 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 Bg4 7.f3 Bd7 8.Bf4 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 followed by 10...Bd6.

Panov-Botvinnik, Advance, Main Line, Fantasy, and Kings Indian Attack are all stronger than the straight exchange.

Aspasa
ThrillerFan wrote:

Black gets an equal game with 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 Bg4 7.f3 Bd7 8.Bf4 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 followed by 10...Bd6.