Caro-Kann Defense



Recommended Rating

1300 -1800

Number of lessons: 7

Topic Purpose

The Caro-Kann is the most solid defense for Black against e4. World Champion Karpov specialized in this defense. Other world champions who used it were Capablanca, Botvinnik, Tal, Petrosian, Kasparov, and Anand. We will study the strategies of the Caro-Kann and all of the variations that White plays against it.

Lessons: (each lesson is about 90 minutes)

     Lesson 1 learning objectives 

  • Advance Variation - Short’s line

    Lesson 2 learning objectives

  • Nunn-Shirov attack

     Lesson 3 learning objectives

  • Advance variation - other lines

     Lesson 4 learning objectives

  • Smyslov - Quiet Nf3

     Lesson 5 learning objectives 

  • Smyslov - Classical line

    Lesson 6 learning objectives

  • Smyslov - Ivanchuk attack

     Lesson 7 learning objectives

  • Two Knights variation

     Lesson 8 learning objectives

  • Exchange variation

      Lesson 9 learning objectives 

  • Panov-Botvinnik attack

    Lesson 10 learning objectives

  • Accelerated Panov attack

     Lesson 11 learning objectives

  • Fantasy variation