Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. d4/2...d5/3. Nc3/3...dxe4/4. Nxe4

Caro-Kann Defence:Classical Variation
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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Caro-Kann Defence:Classical VariationEdit

4. Nxe4 is an obvious recapture. Black has 3 main alternatives. The Classical Variation, 4...Bf5, usually sees the bishop controlling the light diagonal from g6. The Smyslov/Karpov variation delays the development of the light bishop, with Nd7, while Nf6 risks doubled pawns for an open file. None of the other alternatives have seen significant usage.

4 5 6 7
Classical Variation Nxe4
Bf5
Ng3
Bg6
h4
h6
Nf3
Nd7
=
Smyslov/Karpov Variation ...
Nd7
Bc4
Ngf6
Ng5
e6
Qe2
Nb6
=
...
Nf6
Nxf6
gxf6
c3
Bf5
Nf3
Nd7
=
...
e6
Nf3
Nd7
c4
Ngf6
Bg5
Qb6
=
...
g6
Nf3
Bg7
h3
Bf5
Ng3
Be6
=
...
h6
Nf3
Bf5
Ng3
Bh7
Bd3
Bxd3
+=
...
e5
Nf3
exd4
Qxd4
Qxd4
Nxd4
Nd7
+=
...
Qd5
Nc3
Qa5
Nf3
Nf6
Bc4
Bf5
+=
...
Qc7
Bd3
Bf5
Nf3
Nd7
0-0
e6
+=
...
f6
Nf3


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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
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