Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. d4/2...d5

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)
Moves: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5
ECO code: B12-B19
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

Caro-Kann DefenceEdit

2...d5Edit

This is initial position of the Caro-Kann. A semi-open game that tends to contain lines with minor piece play. Note that after 3. Bd3?!, 3... dxe4 4. Bxe4 Nf6 gives Black the initiative.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5

3 4 5
Advance Variation e5 =
Classical Variation Nc3/Nd2
dxe4
Nxe4
Bf5
Ng3
Bg6
=
Karpov Variation ...
...
...
Nd7
=
Tartakower/Korchnoi Variation ...
...
...
Nf6
Nxf6+
exf6
=
Bronstein–Larsen Variation ...
...
...
...
...
gxf6
+=
Exchange Variation exd5
cxd5
=
Fantasy Variation f3 =

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.