Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6

Caro-Kann Defence
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Moves: 1.e4 c6
ECO code: B10-B19
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

Caro-Kann DefenceEdit

In choosing the Caro-Kann, Black gives up the centre in exchange for easier development. In contrast to the French, the queen's bishop is not blocked, but the c6 square is no longer available for the knight. Black often aims to let white's pawns overextend, or develop a poor structure, and take advantage in the endgame.

White's natural move is now 2. d4 as nothing prevents him from building a strong center. Bobby Fischer sometimes played 2. Nf3 followed by 3. Nc3.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1.e4 c6
2 3 4 5
d4
d5
Nc3
dxe4
Nxe4
Bf5
Ng3
Bg6
=
c4
d5
cxd5
cxd5
exd5
Nf6
Bb5+
Nbd7
Nc3
d5
Nf3
Bg4
h3
Bh5
exd5
cxd5
=
Nf3
d5
Nc3
...
...
...
...
...
=
d3
d5
Nd2
e5
Ngf3
Bd6
g3
Nf6
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 14 December 2011, at 21:00