The Caro-Kann is one of the most solid and respected responses against 1.e4. Since it is so solid, the Caro-Kann is an absolute brainteaser for most 1.e4 players. If you like sharp and attacking lines against this solid opening, but the 3.Nc3 and 3.e5 lines are too theoretical and too explored for you, then the Panov is definitely the solution! In the Flexible Panov Dutch IM Nico Zwirs will show you how to test Black to the limit. On this Fritztrainer he will share his journey in the Panov. The game which started him playing the Panov, his first experiences and how he managed to master the opening. It even became his best scoring opening. The repertoire will be based on the sharp 6.Bg5 move (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5). Starting with the mainline he will work backwards and cover all Black’s options.
Windows 10 or higher
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, 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.
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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
The Panov is characterised by IQP positions. Black can enforce those positions as early as move 4! But also on move 5, 6 and 7 Black can go for it and Zwirs will explain the differences between all those moments. Another big plus side of this Fritztrainer is that the viewer gets multiple options and suggestions to vary his lines in the Panov. From safe suggestions to sharp and risky lines, it is all included. It makes it harder for opponents to prepare against you. As a bonus there is also a video about all the move orders. For example, you learn how to manoeuvre people who do not have the Caro-Kann in their repertoire into the Caro-Kann, which is an extremely dangerous weapon! So, check out this Fritztrainer and become the next Panov master.
• Video running time: 8 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback •Further Training chapter with repertoire and play features
• Extra: Database with model games