About This Class
In this class you’ll learn how to play the Caro-kann defence with black perspective. The Caro-Kann Defense is a popular chess opening for Black and enjoys the reputation of being one of the most solid responses to 1.e4.
It has also been a favorite opening of World Champions throughout history such as Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian and Karpov, and has seen steady growth in popularity in recent years, played by modern Super-GMs such as Anand, Adams, and Leko.
The opening was named in honor of two strong players from Germany, Horatio Caro and Marcus Kann, who contributed many ideas to the development of this opening at the end of the 19th century.
In the modern chess world Caro-kann defence has given Black some great results at the very top in recent games. For example: Nakamura managed to beat Topalov with the Caro-Kann at the London Chess Classic in 2016.
Another thing that makes the Caro-Kann Defense so trendy today is that even though opening theory continuously develops and incredibly strong engines frequently find novelties and new approaches, there is still no easy, clear way for White to get an advantage against this opening in the most critical lines such as the Classical Variation, the Advance Variation or the Exchange Variation.
Overall, The Caro-Kann Defense is a strong opening for club players, and you should consider giving it a try to expand your horizons.It’s a very solid and reliable opening which also helps you to become a better overall strategic player.