• 21 months ago


    I reached the line shown at 2:40 and I sent the game through for analysis.  It does not like Qa5+.  Says it is an inaccuracy.  Should this not be trusted?

  • 3 years ago


    At 15:59:  Playing

    9... d4

    does not seem to me like a blunder from black. After

    10.Nxg6 fxg6 11.Qd3

    it would, however, be a blunder for black to play Ne7 as demonstrated. If black instead plays


    he should be fine, shouldn't he? Continuing for example

    12.0-0-0 dxc3 13.Qxc3 Qc7 14.gxh5 gxh5 15.f4 Nh6 16.Qb3 Rd8 17.Bh3 Ng4


    12.Ne4 dxe3 13.Qxe3 Qa5+ 14.c3 Nh6 15.f3 Be7 16.Nd6+ Kg8 17.Nxb7 Bh4+ 18.Kd1 Qc7 19.Nd6 hxg4


    things seem pretty equal to me.

    Thanks for the great video though!

  • 3 years ago



  • 4 years ago


    At 13:05

    1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.h4 h5 8.Nf4 Bh7 9.Nxh5 Nc6 10.Bb5 cxd4 11.Qxd4 Nge7 12.Bg5 a6 13.Bxc6+ Nxc6 14.Qa4

    Are you sure that it is advisable for black to play 14...Qc7 in this position? 14...Qb8 would have been acceptable but according to my software, 14...b5 is even stronger than this. 

    At 16:11

    1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 Nc6 8.dxc5 h5 9.Nf4 d4 10.Nxg6 fxg6 11.Qd3 Nge7 12.Ne4

    I think that you might have overlooked that if black plays 11...Kf7 instead of the knight move that you suggested then he is still hanging on in this position. 

    At 16:30

    1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 Nc6 8.dxc5 h5 9.Nf4 Bh7 10.Bb5 hxg4 11.Qxg4 Nh6

    wouldn't black be better advised to play 11...Bxc2 instead of the move that you suggested in this position?

  • 4 years ago


    Wow, I wish you were around 46 years ago when I first got into Chess.

  • 4 years ago


    TQ SIR...

  • 4 years ago


    thanks for the great vid...Once Again!!!:)

    Also a BIG thanks for the release of Vid 8.

    You are a star Sam!!

  • 5 years ago


    hoping theres more than 1 vid on the advance variation

  • 5 years ago


    great stuff, Sam.  Thanks!

  • 5 years ago


    Me thinks you would get along well with Lars Schandorff ;-D

  • 5 years ago


    @maturner, he gives his opinion on the exf6 variation and the bronstein larsen variations in part 4... in short, he's not too fond of either approaches

  • 5 years ago


    @kd0320: after Nc7 Qxe5+ picks up the knight

  • 5 years ago


    KissThanks for the video. I would like your input on the c6-c5 variation and also Bronstein-Larsen and exf6 variations.

  • 5 years ago


    in 14:29 isn't it Nc7 fork?

  • 5 years ago


    Very advanced stuff there Shanky! I did though enjoy listening to you explain the plans behind each variation - explaining the variation is one thing but fully explaining what white and black are trying to achieve is another - and you did a very good job at it! Almost like having a personal coach... (hint - Indian defences next series Wink) if I played the Caro-Kann enough I'd try a few of these lines out, black looks good for the middlegame in lots of lines!

  • 5 years ago


    Great video. thanks

  • 5 years ago


    Has anyone put this Caro-Kan series into PGN format?  If not I may go ahead and do it myself, but I'd rather take your hardwork or pay for it. Laughing

  • 5 years ago


    awesome video, I like seeing an opening for black that allows the pieces to be well placed

  • 5 years ago


    Isn't it "Advance" Variation?

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