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C-K Def Collected by Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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Site "B09"
White "Pirc"
Black "Austrian attack, Ljubojevic Variation " 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Bc4

Site "B10"
White "Caro-Kann defense"
1. e4 c6

Site "B10"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Hillbilly attack"
1. e4 c6 2. Bc4

Site "B10"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Anti-Caro-Kann defense"
1. e4 c6 2. c4

Site "B10"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Anti-anti-Caro-Kann defense"
1. e4 c6 2. c4 d5

Site "B10"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Closed (Breyer) Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d3

Site "B10"
White "Caro-Kann defense"
1. e4 c6 2. Nc3

Site "B10"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "GOldman (Spielmann) Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Qf3

Site "B10"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Two knights Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3

Site "B11"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Two knights, 3...Bg4"
1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4

Site "B12"
White "Caro-Kann defense"
1. e4 c6 2. d4

Site "B12"
White "de Bruycker defense"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 Na6 3. Nc3 Nc7

Site "B12"
White "Caro-Masi defense"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 Nf6

Site "B12"
White "Caro-Kann defense"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5

Site "B12"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Tartakower (fantasy) Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3

Site "B12"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "3.Nd2"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2

Site "B12"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Edinburgh Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Qb6

Site "B12"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Advance Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5

Site "B12"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Advance, Short Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. c3 e6 5. Be2

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Exchange Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Exchange, Rubinstein Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik attack"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik, Gunderam attack"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. c5

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik attack"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik, Herzog defense"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 dxc4 7. d5 Na5

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik, normal Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik, Czerniak Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 Qa5

Site "B13"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik, Reifir (Spielmann) Variation " 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 Qb6

Site "B14"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik attack, 5...e6"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6

Site "B14"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Panov-Botvinnik attack, 5...g6"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6

Site "B15"
White "Caro-Kann defense"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3

Site "B15"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Gurgenidze counter-attack"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 b5

Site "B15"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Gurgenidze system"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 g6

Site "B15"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Rasa-Studier gambit"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. f3

Site "B15"
White "Caro-Kann defense"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4

Site "B15"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Alekhine gambit"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Bd3

Site "B15"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Tartakower (Nimzovich) Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6

Site "B15"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Forgacs Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Bc4

Site "B16"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Bronstein-Larsen Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ gxf6

Site "B17"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Steinitz Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7

Site "B18"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Classical Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5

Site "B18"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Classical, Flohr Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nh3

Site "B18"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Classical, Maroczy attack"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. f4

Site "B18"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Classical, 6.h4"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4

Site "B19"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Classical, 7...Nd7"
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7

Site "B19"
White "Caro-Kann"
Black "Classical, Spassky Variation "
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5

Site "B20"
White "Sicilian defense"
1. e4 c5

Took our sweet time on starting up this one. Not Fredthebear's cup o' tea. Thank you Marco65.

Personally, Fredthebear recommends the romantic, classical style 1.e4 e5 for amateurs (including gambits) for a natural, more active game with winning and drawing chances by Black. The active piece play and the rapid kingside attacks in the double king pawn open games makes a person fall in love with chess; often both colors enjoyed playing the aggressive 1.e4 e5 open game. Nearly all the great masters have played this way and the study of their games is highly recommended.

(There is also something to be said for the lifelong tunnel-vision study of a specialist's flank opening with the White pieces, such as 1.b3 Larsen's Opening, 1.b4 Polish-Orangutan, 1.c4 English, 1.f4 Henry Bird's Opening, or 1.g3 Hungarian Opening. Black's various responses give White the variety that s/he otherwise denies one's self. These flank openings are less concerned with the exact move order necessary to play 1.e4 successfully, and depend more upon the minor piece placement within the resulting pawn structure. White can become so familiar with his responses to evolving Black pawn structures that his insight yields a middlegame advantage through shear accumulated experience if the center holds up.) After studying the Caro-Kann and Slav Defenses, Black can safely play 1...c6 and 2...d5 against ANY White response. This testimonial speaks to the sound strength of the structure. Black must care for the base of the pawn chain at b7, develop the king's bishop usefully, and wait a handful(s) of moves before an opportunity to seize the initiative is presented.

Fredthebear is trying to be fair and respectful to the Caro-Kann Defense here. The Caro-Kann is a world class defense! The C-K has the approval of world champions... the likes of Capablanca and Botvinnik did not fool around with inferior openings or defenses. Petrosian was a fine defensive player who used it, as was the constrictor Anatoly Karpov. My friend, this is the supreme pedigree of a championship defense for a patient player of the Black pieces!

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Caro-Kann Defense: 1.e4 c6
ECO Codes: B10–B19

The Caro-Kann is a Semi-Open Game defense where Black prepares a center pawn thrust by first supporting it with 1...c6. It has a reputation of being a solid, strong defense for Black with a good pawn structure in the endgame. It is named after the English player Horatio Caro and the Austrian's Marcus Kann. They both analyzed the opening in 1886.

The Caro-Kann is popular, and the following is the varying response statistics played by White: • 2.d4 - 80%.
• 2.Nc3 - 6%.
• 2.c4 - 5%.
• 2.d3 - 3%.
• 2.Nf3 - 3%.

The Caro-Kann Defense 1.e4 c6 might be the best defense to 1.e4 for the experienced, practical player as well as the professional positional player. The slow-starting Caro-Kann does not have a tactical appeal, but it is not inferior when properly played. Patience and endgame knowledge is required! The Caro-Kann is a solid, trusted defense for many Black defenders at all levels of play. It is an improvement over the immediate 1...d5 Center Counter/Scandinavian defense.

Black must Must MUST know the common opening traps that lurk or s/he will be crushed out of the gates -- but this is true of any defense. If the Black defender knows what's up, the C-K is a safe, sound, generally slow but solid defense that has been played by the world's best. Overall, there's less C-K opening lines to learn compared to other defenses. If the Caro-Kann defender is patient and accurate, White can become frustrated with the lack of targets to overwhelm and the slow pace of play.

It appears this collection will emphasize White victories disproportionally. The same trapping themes are over represented here because they keep popping up over and over, generation after generation in part because knight maneuvers can really fool an unsuspecting defender, and Black cannot afford to make a weakening pawn move while lagging in development. If Black does his homework and stays alert, there's no reason to get snared and a fair or better defensive game is the result.

Black defenders must understand why White won. The Caro-Kann is definitely a defense of accumulated understanding. Learn from the mistakes of others because life is too short to repeat them all yourself!

On the other hand, the most popular defense, the Sicilian defense 1.e4 c5, gives White a quick attack and space advantage through the center while Black must counterattack vigorously, usually on the queenside or diagonals. The speedy Sicilian is much more of a hazardous race to break through for both colors. Because the Sicilian is a double-edged sword with no time to spare, it requires much Much MUCH more study than the amiable Caro-Kann. The Sicilian is no better, no worse than the Caro-Kann, but very different.

B10 Caro-Kann Defense
1 e4 c6

B10 Caro-Kann, Hillbilly Attack
1 e4 c6 2 Bc4

B10 Caro-Kann, Anti-Caro-Kann Defense
1 e4 c6 2 c4

B10 Caro-Kann, Anti-Anti-Caro-Kann Defense 1 e4 c6 2 c4 d5

B10 Caro-Kann, Closed (Breyer) Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d3

B10 Caro-Kann Defense
1 e4 c6 2 Nc3

B10 Caro-Kann, Goldman (Spielmann) Variant 1 e4 c6 2 Nc3 d5 3 Qf3

B10 Caro-Kann, Two Knights Variant
1 e4 c6 2 Nc3 d5 3 Nf3

B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
1 e4 c6 2 Nc3 d5 3 Nf3 Bg4

B12 Caro-Kann Defense
1 e4 c6 2 d4

B12 De Bruycker Defense
1 e4 c6 2 d4 Na6 3 Nc3 Nc7

B12 Caro-Masi Defense
1 e4 c6 2 d4 Nf6

B12 Caro-Kann Defense
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5

B12 Caro-Kann, Tartakower (Fantasy) Variant 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 f3

B12 Caro-Kann, 3.Nd2
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nd2

B12 Caro-Kann, Edinburgh Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nd2 Qb6

B12 Caro-Kann, Advance Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5

B12 Caro-Kann, Advance, Short Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 Bf5 4 c3 e6 5 Be2

B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5

B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange, Rubinstein Variant 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 Bd3 Nc6 5 c3 Nf6 6 Bf4

B13 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4

B13 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik, Gunderam Attack 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 c5

B13 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3

B13 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik, Herzog Defense 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 dxc4 7 d5 Na5

B13 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik, Normal Variant 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 e6

B13 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik, Czerniak Variant 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 Qa5

B13 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik, Reifir (Spielmann) Variant 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 Qb6

B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 5...e6 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e6

B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 5...g6 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 g6

B15 Caro-Kann Defense
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3

B15 Caro-Kann, Gurgenidze Counter Attack
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 b5

B15 Caro-Kann, Gurgenidze System
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 g6

B15 Caro-Kann, Rasa-Studier Gambit
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 f3

B15 Caro-Kann Defense
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4

B15 Caro-Kann, Alekhine Gambit
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Bd3

B15 Caro-Kann, Tartakower (Nimzovich) Variant 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ exf6

B15 Caro-Kann, Forgacs Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ exf6 6 Bc4

B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ gxf6

B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nd7

B18 Caro-Kann, Classical Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Bf5

B18 Caro-Kann, Classical, Flohr Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Bf5 5 Ng3 Bg6 6 Nh3

B18 Caro-Kann, Classical, Maroczy Attack
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Bf5 5 Ng3 Bg6 6 f4

B18 Caro-Kann, Classical, 6.h4
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Bf5 5 Ng3 Bg6 6 h4

B19 Caro-Kann, Classical, 7...Nd7
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Bf5 5 Ng3 Bg6 6 h4 h6 7 Nf3 Nd7

B19 Caro-Kann, Classical, Spassky Variant
1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 Nxe4 Bf5 5 Ng3 Bg6 6 h4 h6 7 Nf3 Nd7 8 h5

Beware: As with any opening/defense, various move orders allow transpositions into different lines altogether, starting out as one and becoming another. The Caro-Kann often accommodates such transposals. Alternate ECO codes will indicate such changes.

Note to self: When this collection is full, divide it in half at C13-C19 with all traps in both collections.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 39 Smothered Mate in 6!
Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Ahead of his time
Lasker vs B J van Trotsenburg, 1908 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack(B10)1-0Auer, das tut weh!
Wurm vs Auer, 1937 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Black plays correctly and gets mated in 12 moves!
Alekhine vs R Bruce, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1, 12 moves, Dbl R Pins!!
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 W wins the knight
Tartakower vs M Ellinger, 1944 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 13 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Greco Mate on h-file is coming!
I Berzina vs B I Franco Valencia, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Notes by AA
Alekhine vs I Naharro, 1941  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Found in Chernev's "Combinations - The Heart of Chess"
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Wing Gambit vs Caro-Kann Def (B10) 1-0 Black can't figure out N
M Surtees vs J Houska, 2008 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Panov Transfer (B10) 1/2-1/2 12 moves, no copycat
I Papaioannou vs D Mastrovasilis, 2005
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian Def: Panov Transfer (B01) 1-0 Brilliant f7 attack
S Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Goldman Var (B10) 1-0 Angermanagement
Taylor vs I F Angermann, 1986 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack; White attacks himself
Stripunsky vs Onischuk, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 11 moves, 0-1

C-K Mieses Attack. Landau G. (B12) 1-0 Bone in throat, Q sac
C A S Damant vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 8 moves, 1-0

Game 57: 1000 Best Short Games of Chess by Irving Chernev
W Adams vs G Kramer, 1946 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

You can get in, but can you get back out?
Smirin vs V Popov, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Gambit (B12) 1-0 Fried Fast Food
Tartakower vs NN, 1932 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Pawn chains leave weakness and exposure behind them
P Ricardi vs D H Campora, 1997
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Var (B13) 1-0 Unpin wins material
Ziganovic vs Laketic, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 7 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin Barmen Def Central Exchange / C-K(B13) 1-0
B Wall vs Johnny Thomas, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Q trap
C Pickett vs W Veatch, 1986 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 8 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange Variation (B13) 1-0 Two stunning sacs
A Gerschenkron vs Fischer, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attack. Modern Def Mieses Line (B14) 1-0 Pin # square
V Mikenas vs Flohr, 1933 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attk crushes ...Be7 (B14) 1-0 No Black Ns
Anand vs Adams, 1987 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Panov Attack. ML (B14) 1-0Naggy forced K walk
Judit Polgar vs L Verat, 1988 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Panov Attack. ML (E54) 1-0 Blindfold blunder
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 1993 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

C-K/NID Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 Get the Q in close
Tkachiev vs Potkin, 2007 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

A model IQP game by Nepomniachtchi
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

An uncastled king cannot withstand two open central files
Alekhine vs I Strazdins, 1935 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attack. Modern Defense Mieses Line (B14) 1-0 ...Qc8!
Vasiukov vs A Zaitsev, 1968 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Checks trap Black Q
W Schmidt vs C Maalouf, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Remove the Defender... in Beginner's Picture Guide by Horowitz
Schuster vs Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

A very famous off-hand game ends in Reti's Mate
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Q+ another Q+ & fork LPDO B in the shooting gallery
A Sira vs N Zahonova-Konopkova, 1993 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 7 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense (B15) 1-0 kNights love to eat pawns
A Karpatchev vs R Oney, 2006 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 10 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0, 11 moves 0-0??
C Dinwoodie vs G Salmon, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

A perfect clone of another played fifteen years before
NN vs Carlos Torre, 1928 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Variation (B15) 1-0 Boden's Mate w/Q
Chulkov vs Gavemann, 1947 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense Tartakower (B15) 1-0 Move en prise unit w/a threat
Bronstein vs B Ritov, 1978 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation (B16) 0-1 Poisoned Bishop
K Aseev vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 14 moves, 0-1

Quick smothered mate. I call this "robbing the pin."
C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 6 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Smothered mate
A Dzurny vs S Saul, 1989 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17) 1-0 Royal family fork
A Vooremaa vs Lvik, 1962 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation (B17) 1-0 Consecutive N checks
Pavasovic vs D Zelenika, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Smyslov Var (B17) 1-0 Hammer the 6th
B Perenyi vs L Eperjesi, 1974 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Miniature (B18) 1-0 A modern smothered mate
F Carame vs M Matto, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 7 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Classical 5.Bd3!? (B18) 1-0 Gambit per Tarrasch
C Reilly vs M Tavel, 1980 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 11 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Kolty's Reti's Mate
Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Ng6!
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Sprearhead... seize open lines
R Mamedov vs J Mullon, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

KIA vs C-K (A07) 0-1 Impressive Q sac to promote
E Lobron vs Dzindzichashvili, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46) 0-1 Sacs, Spearheads
Azmaiparashvili vs Yurtaev, 1983 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Czech Def (B06) 1-0 Nxf7 starts a rumble about the countryside
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense (B06) 1-0 Surprise, yet so obvious!
J L Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense (B07) 1/2-1/2 Even battle throughout
S Aslanov vs Valery Sviridov, 2016 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Czech Defense (B07) 1-0Exchange sac creates pin, instructive EG
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Rollwitz, 1989
(B07) Pirc, 50 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Exchange (B10) 0-1 Black creates a passer
Yates vs Euwe, 1930 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

C-K Def: Breyer Variation (B10) 1-0 Dual Queen Sacrifices
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Caro-Kann, Breyer Var (B10) 1-0 Shifting B pair gains B
Fischer vs I Ibrahimoglu, 1970 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 39 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Breyer Var (B10) 1/2-1/2 Robert could've won
Fischer vs Huebner, 1970 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Symmetrical / C-K Breyer Var (B10) 1-0 Zugzwang
Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1988 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 37 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer Variation vs Dbl Fio (B10) 1-0 Passer
V Fedoseev vs Eljanov, 2015
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

Owen / Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 When the Q gets involved...
Alekhine vs A Tanielian, 1936 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann/French (B10) If QxR, it's mate on the move
Kasparov vs D Kaiumov, 1976 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense (B10) 0-1 Castle by hand and clever play
Short vs Leko, 1999 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 0-1 Notes by AN
Alapin vs Nimzowitsch, 1911  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 0-1

C-K Def: Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern Var (B10) 1-0 Charge!
Short vs A Dunnington, 1984 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

C-K Def: Breyer Var; W Dbl Fio (B10) 1-0 Good analysis & links
F Olafsson vs E Eliskases, 1960 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer (Dbl Fio) Stein Attk (B10) 1-0 Dbl R sacs
Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense (B10) 1-0 Steady build-up, nice combination.
S Conquest vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 1996 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1-0

1 e4 c6 2 h4!! The Stock Opening
U Stock vs A Nickel, 1989 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 47 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Odd line (B10) 1-0Both f3 & f6; Spearhead decides
J T Barendregt vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Euwe Attack (B10) 1-0 Pseudo-Arabian Mate
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense 3...f6?! (B10) 0-1White resigned prematurely
E Cravens vs Curt Jensen, 1996 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 8 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 1-0 Overloaded R
L Steiner vs Carls, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Accelerated Panov Attack. Open (B10) 1/2-1/2
Anand vs E Lobron, 1986
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mike Fox & Richard James, "The Even More Complete Chess Addict"
Illescas Cordoba vs Kamsky, 1990 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Accelerated Panov Attack. Modern (B10) 1-0 Spearhead
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern Var (B10) 1/2-Crazy R
K Wockenfuss vs Ulf Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Two Knights Attack (B10)1-0Fischer Dominates B vs N Endings
Fischer vs W G Addison, 1957 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Perhaps Tarrasch's finest game, and he defeats a legend.
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Opposite color Bs EG
R Hess vs K Odeh, 2009 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 48 moves, 1-0

C-K Defense, Two Knights Attack (B11) 1-0 The passer is coming
Noteboom vs S Van Mindeno, 1927 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 21 moves, 1-0

B11 Caro-Kann Def. Two Knights Var (B11) 1-0 Q sac of sorts
N Ziaziulkina vs N Paikidze, 2010 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 40 moves, 1-0

C-K 2Knights Attack. Mindeno, Exchange Line (B11) 1-0 Greedy
Alekhine vs F Gambino, 1945 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 15 moves, 1-0

C-K, Two Kts Attack. Mindeno Var. Exchange (B11) 1-0 See Blog
K Darga vs J H Donner, 1964 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 21 moves, 1-0

C-K Two Knts Attk. Mindeno Retreat Line (B11) 0-1 Castle to win
J A Grefe vs K Commons, 1975 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 23 moves, 0-1

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Var Exchange Line (B11) 1-0
Bronstein vs Flohr, 1950 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Var Exchange Line (B11) 1-0
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 35 moves, 1-0

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Var Exchange (B11) 0-1 Zugzwang
Kasparian vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 54 moves, 0-1

"Four Queens"- one of only 2 games between Fisher and Petrosian
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 38: Petrosian's Best Games by P.H. Clarke
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Masi Variation (B12) 1-0 Notes by A.A.
Milner-Barry vs Tartakower, 1932  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1-0

King enters battlefield early as cramped opponent is squeezed
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def 3...c5 (B12) 1-0 Pair o' pins
D Andreikin vs Khenkin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

It's a doozy, and legitimate this time?!
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Modern Variation (B12) · 1/2-1/2
Jansa vs Petrosian, 1983
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 13: Beating the Caro-Kann by Kotronias
Kotronias vs D King, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance (B12) 1-0 What to play after 25...Bd3?
Svidler vs Shirov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Mastering the Chess Openings I, Ch. 3 by Watson p. 53
Anand vs Karpov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense: Accelerated Gurgenidze (B12) 0-1 Ugly W contest
A J van Dop vs P Du Chattel, 1975 
(B07) Pirc, 37 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Maroczy 3.f3 (B12) 1-0 7.Bxf7+ Unpin toys w/Black
B Savchenko vs F Aghasiyeva, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

"The Caro Kann Advance" by IM Byron Jacobs - see story
S Kindermann vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. 3.f3 Maroczy Gambit (B12) 1-0 Sac attack!
M Vaghar vs Z Ojagverdiyev, 2008
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

2nd in the voting for Best Game Prize for Chess Informant 92
Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 minor piece trap
Bologan vs A Campanile, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 Creative
Kasparov vs E Sebastian, 2014 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

GK says this draw was action-packed
A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (B06) 1-0 Dbl B sac
R Hovhannisyan vs K Kostin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance (B12) 0-1 Q sac as a defensive tool
A H Pettersson vs F J Lee, 1905
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 89 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann, Advance Var (B12) 1-0 N on 6th, Arabian #
Nimzowitsch vs A Giese, 1913 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 800 pages of kibitz
The World vs Akobian, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance (B12) 1-0 Tactical promotion
Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance (B12) 1-0 Back rank pin will promote
T Kosintseva vs E Danielian, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 Central pin for winning EG
Rublevsky vs M Turov, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (C12) 1-0 Can U proove W wins?
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Var (B12) 0-1 Zugzwang
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

p. 265, Volume I of Mastering the Chess Openings by John Watson
Short vs Seirawan, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

C-K Def Adv 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 1-0 Unpin, R sac
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def(B12) 1-0 2 Ns best 2 Bs
Movsesian vs D Svetushkin, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 W sac attack!
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 WC lost on time
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Maroczy Variation (B12) 1-0 Eccentric Chess
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 Spearhead
T Shadrina vs V Gunina, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Short Variation (B12) 0-1 Open g-file
Wang Hao vs S Megaranto, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Black has weak pawns
Adams vs A Summerscale, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Retreating discovery
Nunn vs I Stohl, 1993 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Short Variation (B12) 1-0 Exchange sacrifice, pins
Yifan Hou vs Navara, 2016 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0Tactics, Complications...
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short (B12) 0-1 Twenty something combo
Short vs Seirawan, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1/2-1/2Lively, missed chance
Svidler vs W So, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Advance Short Variation (B12) 0-1 Connect on the 1st rank
T Petenyi vs Bacrot, 2014 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings I, Ch. 3, p. 54 P Chains
Short vs Seirawan, 1990
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 White loses his center pawns
S Sjugirov vs A Riazantsev, 2009
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Adv. Short (B12) 0-1 Held hostage by supported passer
Movsesian vs Svidler, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 64 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Time to go to the lue
Short vs Karpov, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 76 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance, Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 Pins & Needles
G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

A smart bishop sacrifice leads to a pin
Timman vs Anand, 1992
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1/2-1/2 Attack & Def
Shirov vs Topalov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack Dreyev Def (B12) 1-0Rob the Pin
Brutus vs Chiburdanidze, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1/2- Unusual draw finish
Fritz vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0 PHOTO
Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1-0Connected Rooks
Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1980 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12) 1-0
Shirov vs Topalov, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attk (B12) 1-0 Activate a pesky N
Short vs Seirawan, 1989 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance. Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12) 0-1
Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann, Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 1-0 Rip open the center
Sax vs E Hermansson, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Tal Var (B12) 0-1 K flush
Chandler vs Speelman, 1985 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 Many notes by Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Advance. Tal Variation (B12)1-0 No ordinary game
V Okhotnik vs V Berezhnoi, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Var (B12) 0-1
I Kurnosov vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

C-K Adv Van der Wiel Attk B Hunt (B12) 0-1 6...c5 7.h4 h6 8.f4!
Shirov vs Nisipeanu, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

6...c5 7.h4 h6 8.Nf4
E Handoko vs Adianto, 1998 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

6...c5 7.h4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 h5
E Handoko vs Adianto, 1987
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

6... Ne7 7.Nf4
Anand vs Karpov, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

6...Ne7 7.f4!
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Qs in action!
Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1879 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Exchange (B13) 1-0 Tal @13 uses Alekhine's Block
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Exchange (B13) /Scandivian (B01) 1-0 Bxf7+, Ne5+unpin
Keres vs V Tepaks, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

C-K Exchange. Rubinstein Var 7.Qb3 (B13) 0-1 Fine Black sacs
V Vepkhvishvili vs A Zdechlik, 1991
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Exchange 8.Qb3 (B13) 1-0 W Rook+ removes the guard
V Vepkhvishvili vs E Khalurdov, 1990
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1/2-1/2 g-file tussle
Spielmann vs Saemisch, 1920
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Black counters in center
Hort vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1978 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Variation (B13) 0-1 Weekender
Daan in 't Veld vs R Hennipman, 2001
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Panov Attack. Modern Def Carlsbad (B13) 0-1 Blitz
G Vescovi vs Harikrishna, 2005 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 18 moves, 0-1

(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0 Q caught grabbing Ps
Botvinnik vs Spielmann, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attack. Modern Carlsbad Line (B13) 1-0 Clear EG
Kasparov vs Anand, 1996 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 The Great Escape
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def Panov Attack (B13) 0-1 Pressure on d-file
Arregui vs M M Pereyra Puebla, 1963
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 12 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Connected passers
Morozevich vs Anand, 2003 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Knice save!
Sveshnikov vs Macieja, 2004 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Panov Attack. Modern Def (B13) 1/2-1/2 Used 1 minute
R Hess vs S Shankland, 2011 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin / Caro-Kann Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q trap
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B13) 1-0 Q BOOM!
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var. (B14) 1-0 Black w/2 en pr
Najdorf vs Portisch, 1962 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Very efficient
L Owen vs R L Mapes, 1984 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 49: Starting out: The Caro-Kann by Joe Gallagher - see end
V Rajlich vs Groszpeter, 2001 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

36. Be5 removes all doubt by pinning promotion defender
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Panov Attack. Modern Def(B14) 0-1Castled K wins again
Miles vs Yusupov, 1985 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

White to play 21.? Blimey, this one's verging on 'insane'!!
F J Sanchez Guirado vs Ponomariov, 1997 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 47
Bronstein vs REBEL, 1990 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Nice breakthrough
Topalov vs Speelman, 1995 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attack. Modern Def (B14) 1-0 Unusual
S Nikolic vs R Heinlein, 2001 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attack. Fianchetto Def (B14) 1-0 5...g6 is questioned
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attack (B14) 1-0 Unusual Philidor's Legacy
Sveshnikov vs Igor Ivanov, 1976 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Panov Attk (B14) 1-0 What difference does it make?
Keres vs J H Donner, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 28
Tal vs Bronstein, 1961 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by GM Marovic, p. 20
Gligoric vs E Eliskases, 1960
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attack. Fianchetto Defense (B14) 1-0 Qf7 is a problem
Euwe vs A J van den Hoek, 1942
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Panov Attack. Main Line (B14) 0-1 Misbehaved
Ivanchuk vs Ehlvest, 2000 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 69-72
Keres vs Konstantinopolsky, 1948 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attack. Fianchetto Def (B14) 0-1 Blindfold
Ljubojevic vs Kamsky, 1996 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 70 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 0-1 Black is pumped up
V Yemelin vs Karpov, 2006 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 0-1 OCB ending
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Main Line (B15) 1-0 Super sacrificial finish!!
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def ML (B15) 0-1 The Q accelerates after board clears
J Perlis vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 37 moves, 0-1

Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1923 Doppelganger
Koltanowski vs NN, 1931 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 15 moves, 1-0

#4876 in Laszlo Polgar's Book "5334 Problems, Combos & Games."
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Blitzkrieg!!
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 16 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang finish. Link to posed photograph.
A E Post vs Tartakower, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 53 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 R&N sac, crossfire
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991  
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Forgacs Var (B15) 1-0 The d-pawn is passed
Ulf Andersson vs B E Horberg, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line ...e5 (B15) 1-0 K float
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 19 moves, 1-0

From the St. Petersburg 1909 tournament book, translated by RT
L Forgacs vs O Bernstein, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 53 moves, 1-0

From 'My Best Games of Chess 1905-1930'.
Tartakower vs Fahrni, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Main Line (B15)1-0 R deflection sac allows Qxf7+
Hromadka vs Kirschen, 1911 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 h-file P lever, battery
Znosko-Borovsky vs Tartakower, 1925 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Main Line (B15) 0-1 Q sac for Philidor's Legacy
V Da Vilhete vs R Arias Formoso, 2006 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Gurgenidze System (B15) 1/2-1/2 Simul blunder
Karpov vs Botvinnik, 1964 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. Forgacs NxNf6 (B15) 1-0 Know this mate pattern
A Fuderer vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 17 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Gurgenidze Counterattack (B15) 1-0 Kside assault!
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1968 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Gurgenidze System (B15) 1-0 Exchange sac
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1970 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 Remove the guard
Kudrin vs D King, 1988 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Tartakower Var (B15) 1-0 Helpmate
K Poschauko vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 Rock slide!
N Bakulin vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein-Larsen Var(B16) 1/2-Notes by Ray Keene
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1914  
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal opens the Queenside to beat Bronstein
Tal vs Bronstein, 1982 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 0-1 Beautiful
J Peters vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Dunst/C-K Def.: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 1-0 K walk!!
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17) 1-0 Smothered Mate
R Smith vs C Tichenor, 1982 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 7 moves, 1-0

4...Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Ng3
Adams vs Karpov, 1994 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

Both sides can mate-but it's Black's turn.
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov Variation (B17) 0-1 Deflection sacrifice
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov (B17) 1-0 Morphy's Mate coming
Nimzowitsch vs E V Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

How to show off while manually castling queenside
Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Deep Blue crushes Kasparov playing Karpov's variation in 19
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Smyslov Var ML (B17) 1-0 Deflections drop Black
Anand vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern, Kasparov Attk (B17) 1-0 Bxh7+, RxNd7, Nxf7
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Karpov crushes his own line
Karpov vs Hort, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

"First you sacrifice,”Tal said softly “And then you calculate.”
Kasparov vs Bagirov, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov. Smyslov ML (B17)1-0 B sac, Q+, Nf7+ fork
Parma vs J H Donner, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Flawed but entertaining
J S Moses vs O Cruz Filho, 1938 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein, Game 37
Bronstein vs Zamikhovsky, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov Var (B17) 1-0 Mecking's last pro win
Mecking vs Miles, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov. Modern Variation Kasparov Attack (B17) 1-0Dbl B Sac
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

C-K Karpov Var. Modern Main Line (B17) 1-0 Black gave away Ps
A Sokolov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 75 moves, 1-0

Game 20 in Starting Out: The Caro-Kann by Joe Gallagher
Nunn vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov. Modern ML (B17) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Smyslov (B17) 0-1A lot to admire in this
A Ivanov vs Karpov, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Tremendous EG technique
Negi vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 73 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0 A Masterpiece
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B18) 1/2
Carlsen vs Kamsky, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Turkish Delight". Best game of the Chess Olympiad 2012
S Milliet vs V Gunina, 2012 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 59 moves, 1-0

How to Defend in Chess by Colin Crouch
A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1962 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

C-K Classical Main lines (B18) 1-0 Arabian Mate in 2 moves
Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B18) 1-0 Back rank pin
Kosteniuk vs Xu Yuanyuan, 2001 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0 Two opening authors
A Kosten vs E Schiller, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B18) 1-0 Flashback not the same
J Manley vs B Connell, 1991 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Classical. Maroczy Attk (B18) 0-1Devestating Black N!
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1927 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

A very instructive game... And good pun...
A Eisenbeiser vs K Berg, 2007 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

C-K, Classical (B18) 1-0 Decoy, clearance & deflection
Kamsky vs Seirawan, 2012 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Dbl Sac exchange decoy N+
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0Prudent promotion tactics
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 5: Starting out : The Caro-Kann
Stefansson vs S Kasparov, 2001
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Czech Point
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Main lines (B19) 1-0 Sacrificial Kside Attack
K Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Classical Main lines (B19) 1-o Who's attacking who?
Jobava vs Bareev, 2003 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Another Immortal Sacrifice Game. 6 sacs
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0Analysis in notes
Rybka vs Granda Zuniga, 2006 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 47 moves, 1-0

An incandescent brilliancy by Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B19) 1/2-1/2 Both castle looong
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Little known gem
Karpov vs Huebner, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Classical. ML (B19) 1-0 EG exchange principle mishap
G Timoshenko vs P Marusenko, 1991 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main lines (B19) 0-1Miscalculated sac
A C Van Der Heijden vs Miles, 1987 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

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