The Caro-Kann Defence is one of the most solid replies for Black after 1.e4. I’ve played it myself for many years with black, so I know how difficult is to gain an advantage with white. My choice of the Advance Variation for White is because of the complex strategical play in which White has a long-term space advantage. If he also understands the ideas of this opening well, then White will be able to keep up the pressure. The fact that such players as Gashimov, Karjakin, Caruana, Anand, Svidler, Grischuk and Shirov often play the Advance Variation against the Caro-Kann will give you the much needed chess confidence, while watching their games will inspire you to great creative and performance achievements. The DVD is made for a large audience, starting with beginners up to higher level players. It is carefully structured, which will help you to find your way around the masses of new theory, and to remember just what you need to know before the game. One famous grandmaster confessed me that he studied most of my DVDs, and that he is also using them for his students. Full steam ahead against the Caro-Kann!
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
The Caro-Kann Defence is named after the English chess master Horatio Caro (1862–1920) who lived in Berlin and the Austrian player Marcus Kann (1820–1886). However, the move 1...c6 was not particularly popular until the 1920s, when both Jose Raul Capablanca and Aaron Nimzowitsch took up the opening. When, in 1960/61, Botvinnik was looking for a reliable defence for his WCh matches against the feared sacrificial attacks of Mihail Tal, he chose the Caro-Kann. Tigran Petrosian and Anatoly Karpov were two other world champions who adopted 1...c6 in their repertoires.=> More products: Caro-Kann Defence
• Video running time: 4 h 38 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with 50 essential games
• Including CB 12 Reader