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The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1 and 2

Languages: English
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€54.90
€46.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$49.82 (without VAT)

Vol 1:

The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. It is a line which was very fashionable in late 90s and early 2000s due to the successes of greats like Karpov, Anand, Dreev etc. Recently due to strong engines lot of key developments have been made and some new lines have been introduced, while others have been refuted altogether. I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMsVachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand. I am sure you will learn a lot about the opening and will enjoy the battle for the light squares.

Main Line 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6
Panov Attack 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6
Fantasy Variation 3.f3
King’s Indian Attack 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2
Exchange Variation 3.exd5 cxd5
Two Knight’s 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6

Vol. 2

The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. It is a line which was very fashionable in late 90s and early 2000s due to the successes of greats like Karpov, Anand, Dreev etc. Recently due to strong engines lot of key developments have been made and some new lines have been introduced, while others have been refuted altogether. I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMsVachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand. I am sure you will learn a lot about the opening and will enjoy the battle for the light squares.

Aggressive Setup with 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4
Trendy Line 4.h4
Side Lines 4.Nd2/4.Be3
Main Line 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5

Vol 1:

• Video running time: 4 h 31 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Exclusive database with analysis by the author and an extra 50 model games
• Including CB 12 Reader

Vol. 2

• Video running time: 3 h 48 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Exclusive database with analysis by the author and 50 model games
• Including CB 12 Reader

System requirements

Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Sample video

Contents

  1. DVD 1
  2. 01: Introduction [04:43]
  3. Main Line and Side Lines after 1.e4 c6:
  4. 02: Main Line Overview: 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2/Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 - Video analysis [10:53]
  5. 03: Main Line - Side Lines: 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2/Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Bc4/Nh3 - Video analysis [17:59]
  6. 04: Main Line - 6.h4 Part 1: 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2/Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 e6 8.Ne5/h5 - Video analysis [15:01]
  7. 05: Main Line - 6.h4 Part 2 White�s deviations: 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2/Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 e6 8.Ne5 - Video analysis [15:34]
  8. 06: Main Line - 6.h4 Part 3 Main Variation: 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2/Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 e6 8.Ne5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Nd7 11.f4 Be7 12.Bd2 Nxe5 13.fxe5 Bxh4 14.0-0-0 Bxg3 15.Qxg3 Ne7 16.Qxg7 Rg8 17.Qh7 - Video analysis [18:19]
  9. 07: Main Line - 6.h4 Part 4 Main Variation: 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2/Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 e6 8.Ne5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Nd7 11.f4 Be7 12.Bd2 Nxe5 13.fxe5 Bxh4 14.0-0-0 Bxg3 15.Qxg3 Ne7 16.Qxg7 Rg8 17.Qxh6 - Video analysis [13:59]
  10. 08: King's Indian Attack Part 1 - 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 e5 4.Ngf3 Bd6 5.d4 exd4 6.exd5 cxd5 - Video analysis [08:29]
  11. 09: King's Indian Attack Part 2 - 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 e5 4.Ngf3 Bd6 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 0-0 7.0-0 Re8 8.Re1 Nbd7 - Video analysis [07:37]
  12. 10: Two Knights Variation Introduction - 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 - Video analysis [08:11]
  13. 11: Two Knights Variation Side Lines - 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Ne4 5.d4/Be2 - Video analysis [15:17]
  14. 12: Two Knights Variation Main Line Part 1: 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Ne4 5.Ne2 Qb6 6.d4 e6 7.Ng3 - Video analysis [15:44]
  15. 13: Two Knights Variation Main Line Part 2: 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Ne4 5.Ne2 Qb6 6.d4 e6 7.Nfg1 - Video analysis [11:12]
  16. 14: Two Knights Variation Main Line Update: 7.Nfg1 f6 8.f3 Ng5 9.exf6 gxf6 10.f4 Ne4 - Video analysis [14:54]
  17. 15: Exchange Variation with Bd3: 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6/Qc7 - Video analysis [07:47]
  18. 16: Panov Variation - Endgame: 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qb3 Bxf3 9.gxf3 e6 10.Qxb7 Nxd4 11.Bb5+ Nxb5 12.Qc6+ Ke7 13.Qxb5 Qd7 14.Nxd5 Qxd5 15.Qxd5/Bg5 - Video analysis [16:19]
  19. 17: Panov Variation - Side Line: 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Bg5 Ne4 - Video analysis [06:24]
  20. 18: Panov Variation - 6.Bg5 Introduction and options: 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Ne4/Be6/dxc4 - Video analysis [10:52]
  21. 19: Panov Variation - 6.Bg5 Main Line: 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 - Video analysis [20:21]
  22. 20: Panov Variation - small sideline: 2.c4 d5 3.exd5 xcd5 4.cxd5 Nf6 5.Qa4/Bb5/ - Video analysis [06:38]
  23. 21: Fantasy Variation: 2.d4 d5 3.f3 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 - Video analysis [12:21]
  24. Test questions
  25. 22: Test 1 [01:14]
  26. 23: Test 2 [01:09]
  27. 24: Test 3 [03:00]
  28. 25: Test 4 [06:17]
  29. 26: Test 5 [02:47]
  30. 27: Test 6 [07:50]
  31. DVD 2
  32. 01: Introduction [06:28]
  33. Advance Variation (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5):
  34. 02: The aggressive Nc3 Part 1: 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 Nc6 8.dxc5 - Video analysis [14:11]
  35. 03: The aggressive Nc3 Part 1: 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.h4 h5 8.Nf4 Bh7 - Video analysis [14:35]
  36. 04: The rich Nd2: 4.Nd2 e6 5.Nb3 Nd7/c5 - Video analysis [17:08]
  37. 05: The Be3 Line: 4.Be3 e6/Qb6 - Video analysis [15:08]
  38. 06: The fun Line h4 - quick overview: 4.h4 - Video analysis [06:15]
  39. 07: The fun Line h4 - Part 1: 4.h4 h5 5.Bg5 Qb6 - Video analysis [12:51]
  40. 08: The fun Line h4 - Part 2: 4.h4 h5 5.Bd3 Bxd3 6.Qxd3 e6/Qa5 - Video analysis [14:40]
  41. 09: The fun Line h4 - Part 3: 4.h4 h5 5.c4 e6 - Video analysis [12:50]
  42. 10: The fun Line h4 - Part 4: 4.h4 h5 5.c4 e6 6.Nc3 Ne7 7.Nge2 - Video analysis [08:59]
  43. 11: The Main Line Nf3 overview: 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 and 5...c5 6.0-0 - Video analysis [17:29]
  44. 12: The Main Line Nf3 Part 1: 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8.c4 - Video analysis [20:17]
  45. 13: The Main Line Nf3 Part 2: 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8.Bg5 - Video analysis [07:02]
  46. 14: The Main Line Nf3 Part 3: 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8.Nd2 - Video analysis [17:04]
  47. 15: The Main Line Nf3 Part 4: 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8.0-0 - Video analysis [19:31]
  48. Test questions
  49. 16: Test 1 [01:08]
  50. 17: Test 2 [01:14]
  51. 18: Test 3 [01:14]
  52. 19: Test 4 [03:20]
  53. 20: Test 5 [01:37]
  54. 21: Test 6 [02:41]
  55. 22: Test 7 [04:08]
  56. 23: Test 8 [03:15]
  57. 24: Test 9 [03:23]
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