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

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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 Defence[edit | edit source]

2...d5[edit | edit source]

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 table[edit | edit source]

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
Karpov Variation ...
Tartakower/Korchnoi Variation ...
Bronstein–Larsen Variation ...
Exchange Variation exd5
Fantasy Variation f3 =

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References[edit | edit source]

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.