Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. d4/2...d5/3. exd5/3...cxd5

Caro-Kann Exchange 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)
Moves: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5
Parent: Caro-Kann

Caro-Kann Defence: Exchange VariationEdit

This almost always leads to the Panov-Botvinnik Attack after c4, unless white plays 4.Bd3. Note that 4.Nc3?! would be a poor move due to the fact that the knight doesn't do much. e4 is poison, while e6 will turn d5 into a rock. Therefore, c4 followed by Nc3 in far better since then, there would be pressure on d5.

Theory tableEdit

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1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5

4
Panov-Botvinnik Attack c4
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Bd3
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Nf3
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c3
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Nc3
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Bf4
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Bb5+
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Be2
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h3
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Qf3
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ReferencesEdit

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