Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. d4/2...d5/3. e5/3...Bf5/4. Nf3/4...e6

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Caro-Kann Defence - Advance 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)

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Caro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation[edit]

White seemingly has a large number of choices here, although 5.Be2 is most commonly played. 5.a3 and 5.c3 are two reasonable alternatives - none of the others have given white much success.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6

5
Be2
a3
c3
Be3 -+
Nbd2 -+
Nc3 -+
c4 -+
Bg5 -+

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