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Mark Pinto vs Eric Schiller
Mechanics G.45 (2001), San Francisco, rd 5, Jun-04
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation. Botvinnik-Carls Defense (B12)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Mar-28-07  jtd200: In response to 8...Qa5, I've seen in 9.a4 in another game on this website, where white went on to achieve a fine position with the extra pawn... Is there any refutation for 9.a4?
Mar-29-07
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  Eric Schiller: Simply 9...a6 looks good against 9.a4. Not a "refutation" but Black has a comfortable game.
Mar-30-07  jtd200: In Samuelson vs Thaler, on this website... (I'm sorry, but I don't know how to post the link...) Thaler didn't play 9...a6 straight off, but did later, and the position might transpose similarly... It looked like he just managed to get rid of his bad pawn situation, after which he seemed to have the slightly better game. Even so, black was nearly equal, I think...

I'm interested in this, and another gambit caro-kann line, in response to white's "3.f3"... I love playing caro-kann, but I don't want to give up too many draws in the games I need to win!

Mar-30-07
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  Eric Schiller: <jtd> To post a game link, just copy the URL in your browser address bar and paste it into the post. It will appear as a hyperlink. I generally play the Caro-Kann for a win, and find the 3...c5 fascinating.

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