This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform. Lakdawala shares his experience and knowledge of the Caro-Kann, presents a repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions.
- Essential guidance and training in the Caro-Kann
- Includes a Caro-Kann repertoire for Black
- Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and American Open Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess for over 30 years, and coaches some of the top junior players in the US.
004 Series Foreword
018 1. Smyslov Variation: The Quiet 5 Nf3
053 2. Smyslov Variation 5 Bc4: The Old Line
101 3. Smyslov Variation 5 Ng5: Into the Abyss
153 4. Advance Variation: Nunn-Shirov Attack
186 5. Advance Variation: Short's Line
228 6. Advance Variation: Fourth Move Alternatives
266 7. Panov-Botvinnik Attack
311 8. Quasi Panov-Botvinnik
332 9. Exchange Variation
353 10. Two Knights Variation
375 11. Fantasy Variation
398 12. King's Indian Attack and 2 Ne2
423 Index of Variations
431 Index of Complete Games