Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. d4/2...d5/3. f3
|Caro-Kann Defence 3 f3|
This line is also called the Fantasy variation. White bolsters his f3-pawn and hopes to obtain a full pawn centre should black take at e4. It has been used by Alexander Morozevich, the second-highest ranked player in the world (July 2008), with success. It can lead to original positions or transpose into a mainline French Defence with the moves: 3...e6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. f4 c5.
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