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Caro-Kann Study
Compiled by fispok

Strong center, 2Kt vs 2 R ending.
E Mnatsakanian vs Kholmov, 1960 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Iron Defenses, Mitigation of pawn Majority
D Minic vs Kholmov, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

Bold Queen sac; checkmate in middle
P Hulshof vs L'Ami, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Jakovenko vs L'Ami, 2007 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 0-1

A Ambartsoumian vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 26 moves, 0-1

Good pun; Brilliant attack; ANNOTATIONS!
Miles vs Yusupov, 1985 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 24 moves, 0-1

d3 line, symmetrical var., Q/N end game.
W Kobese vs Leko, 2001 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 45 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Dreev, 2000
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Open Game: Defense against serious attack
Z Stanojoski vs L'Ami, 2009
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

Destruction of c5 gambit
Tiviakov vs Adams, 1995
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

Breyer variation- B and Kt endgame
Breyer vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

Excellent defense under early disruption
Kavalek vs Huebner, 1979 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

hippo game- tallic sac, R +oppB endgame
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Rook endgame against comp
Karpov vs Deep Thought, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Kt-ending-mainline-marocsy attack
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1927 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

Euwe thrashes a scrub-controlled sacs by black
H W Felderhof vs Euwe, 1933 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 19 moves, 0-1

maroczy attack- W shoulda castled-queensac too early
J Mieses vs Tartakower, 1922 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

positional knight fork
G Stoltz vs Flohr, 1931 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Maroczy var-positional exploitation, pawn gobbling
Denker vs Eliskases, 1948 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

clear annotations-forgacs version
J J Carleton vs Keene, 1978  
(B15) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 0-1

Bronstein Var-excellent tactics, defensive strategies
Smejkal vs S Kupka, 1964 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Advance var, tal aka van der wiel w/h4
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

solid bronstein var-straight for the throat-not sharp enough
R Genannt vs A Nickel, 1986 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

nimzo annotates-back rank mate- rapid control of space
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

calm exchange, DSB ending
Milner-Barry vs Flohr, 1935
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 31 moves, 0-1

panov-all sorts of wonderful knighty tactics things
I Kan vs V Makogonov, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

bronstein-zugzwang finish-pretty mainline
A von Fehrn vs A Nickel, 1990
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 48 moves, 0-1

sharp, and relatively forcing; pawn sac, 16.g4-mainline
Leko vs Topalov, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

early sharp attack, but leaves holes in later defenses
Leko vs Beliavsky, 1998 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

IQP endgame-12-22 is canonical-RB vs RKt ending
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1934 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

karpov destroys CK-bad opening, great line by white
Karpov vs Hort, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

advance-very curious c pawn-horizontal play, bold defense
C Storey vs A Dunnington, 1999
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

queen exchange, high stakes checks
I Margulis vs E Schiller, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

even the ladies-they make the 2KT look less sissy
N Hruskova-Belska vs F Heemskerk, 1949 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 54 moves, 0-1

Bronstein-interesting bishop opening, chases the q around a bit
Miles vs Hort, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

breyer var. that hypermodern good good-king hunt
Ljubojevic vs Huebner, 1982
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 1-0

bronstein, w/h5. mating threats galore
I A Horowitz vs Flohr, 1945 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

double knight sacrifice
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

sacs the B to trap the Q- material imbalance- can't save both
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1984 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

tactical fisticuffs- severe material imbalance, but it pays off
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

sorta anti-van der wiel, but g4 comes eventually-tactics
Nunn vs Seirawan, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

h5, after development c5, doesn't end well-diagonal pin
Tal vs Huebner, 1979 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

bronstein-the extra pawns carry their weight
Matulovic vs Hort, 1965 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

steinitz var-positional, shielding the king
Kamsky vs Anand, 1996 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

tactical mating, threats, forced moves
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

early bishop exch- 2Kt+R endgame
D Borner vs Tukmakov, 1999
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

strong bishop pair- separation of forces-endgame
N Riumin vs Kasparian, 1931
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 1-0

Breyer var. transpose to KIA-Kt sac, pins queen
Stein vs E Haag, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 1-0

adv, short var.;bishop pair-pawn sac and a fork for a bishop
Caruana vs D Arutinian, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

adv. van der wiel attack- RQ endgame, B>kt, backwards pawn
Kotronias vs Sax, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

2Kts-early exch. R OppB endgame- keeping enemy pieces out
S Muehlberg vs Kholmov, 1956
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 0-1

panov-early exch, minor pieces only- destruction of pawn chain
A Hasidovski vs Kholmov, 1961
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

forgacs-rapid simplification, no Q's-pawn ending, centralized K
Klovans vs Kholmov, 1966
(B15) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

Karpov, smyslov var.-exch to simplify- Q+Kt vs Q+B
Jansa vs Kholmov, 1976 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Karpov, smyslov-opening trap, bxf2+, LSB+R end
Suetin vs Kholmov, 1976 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

2Kt's-early Q exch.-checkmate in corner pocket
V Zhuravliov vs Kholmov, 1979
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 0-1

Bronstein var.-R endgame-passed pawn
Kholmov vs B Borysiak, 1993
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Karpov, symmetrical opening-equalization
Kholmov vs W Sapis, 1994
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Exch.-removes the DSB, and then plays to the weakness
Kholmov vs I Tsyganov, 1997
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

classical-quickly into the endgame-Q+DSB-positional
Geller vs Hort, 1968 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Panov, IQP tactics-development of Q-mate threats
Z Sturua vs R Kutirov, 1996 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

panov-bad B vs Kt-instructive pawn play-endgame-active K
Botvinnik vs A Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Karpov, smys. var.-rook activation-drive the K into the middle
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

panov-severely symmetrical w/ exch.-exemplary R+Q work.
Alekhine vs Eliskases, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

adv, van der wiel atk, B hunt- Q for 3 pcs-sting like bareev
Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

classical-instructive RR end-king walk- sac a R for passed pawn
I Nataf vs J Chabanon, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Rook endgame
Kasparov vs Anand, 2003 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

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