Learn the Caro-Kann in 15 Minutes [Chess Openings Crash Course]
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Learn the Caro-Kann in 15 Minutes [Chess Openings Crash Course]

Learn the Caro-Kann in 15 Minutes [Chess Openings Crash Course]

Today I’m going to provide you with a complete chess opening crash course on the Caro-Kann Defense, which occurs after the opening moves 1.e4 c6. Whether you play 1.e4 as White or play the Caro-Kann Defense as Black, you should watch this video.

My goal is to give you a complete overview of this opening, move by move, so that you understand it completely instead of memorizing several different variations.

You will learn how to play against the common responses of White including the Exchange Variation, the Advance Variation, and the mainline where White opts for 3.Nc3. You will learn the common ideas, middlegame plans, and most importantly, some IgorNation special tricks!

Below, you can find the variations shown in the video:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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