2. A Matanovic vs Petrosian, (B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 4 J Peters vs C Lakdawala, (B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation. More recent alternatives are Grandmaster Repertoire: The Caro Kann by Lars Schandorff and The Caro Kann Move by Move by Lakdawala. The Caro-Kann has 15 ratings and 3 reviews. Steven said: I have a few of Lakdawala’s move by move books and he has a unique and irreverent writing style.

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Lakdawala lakrawala the CK Read times. I recently had another look at this board and found Laksawala offers two different evaluations of the same position in his notes: Nge2 he expresses a slight preference for White, but this exact position arises after 1. Nge2 in Game 28 of the book. He also covers This means that those who don’t want to learn the sharp 4. Nge2 variation can still use the book to play All our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Laramonet Senior Member Offline Gwyddbwll am byth! The one line I much prefer of his is the ,ann of Qb6 versus the Fantasy. I have the Houska and Schandorff books, and really that’s sufficient for a repertoire. Schandorff is obviously more current and heavily anaylsed, though Houska is more accessible.

For example, her Advance variation Bf5, as suggested by Lakdawala and Schandorff. I would approach Houska’s Panov line 1. O-O with caution, as Schandorff points out where it at fault. However, there is another book on the Smyslov line that nobody has mentioned, and its one of my favourite Caro-Kann books – An opening for Black according to Karpov, by Chess Stars.

Its necessarily light on analysis, due to the limited page count, but it does a nice job of covering the essentials. The Caro Kann by Peter Wells. Both contain very well annotated games giving a feel for the opening. Beyond that a well thought out repertoire book will give you a framework to learn from.

No single repertoire will ,akdawala you completely but they provide a starting point from which you can add alternate lines based on experience. More recent alternatives are Grandmaster Repertoire: I can thoroughly recommend the opening.

Is this a good book for a who knows very little about the Caro Kann to get started playing it as black? I can cato moves in a database, so what I need is a kahn that lkdawala more on ideas.

Is this the best bet, or does anyone have other recommendations? Got the book 2 days ago and I’m satisfied with the content. I like Lakdawalas Bb4 against the Panov-Botvinnik.

Cyrus Lakdawala cannot be stopped

Take a game like this, White is far weaker, but had nearly the whole game very good drawing chances: The older, the better – over and still rising. Sounds a little too good for White to be true. Reminds me again of a book chapter by Daniel King, which had a thesis like: It seems, the CK is theoretically alive, but the problem of the structure remains: Schandorff’s Panov coverage is more reliable than Houka’s, too, assuming you are ok with the well known endgame line there.


Ordering the hardback version of Schandorff was my way of being certain I indeed was going to buy this book I use Lakdawala though for the Advance lines in the Short variation as Lars is too aggressive for my tastes there, whilst Houska’s You really should consider buying Peter Wells’ Caro book, too, if only for a superbly written look at the whole opening. I have a theory that opening book writers always leave one line in that you don’t like to make you buy another opening book.

I wanted my Bishop on f5. With Cyrus’s book, it’s the Smyslov variation. Possibly I can mix a repertoire out of these two books. Those who want to go by my perverse footsteps play such pawn structure with fuzzy atypical still strategic orientations Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, stuck in the middlegame with you.

Antillian God Member Offline Brilliance without dazzle! I recently acquired this book. The Caro-Kann is the only highly respected defence to 1.

But can I attain one book Nirvana with Lakdawala? I’ve been having a look at his “Into the Abyss” chapter on 5. I have Khalifmann’s books for both sides of this. In the Karpov for Black one, I’ve never liked the idea of Kf8.

White’s last knight move looks crazy. Do you think I could get a lot of mileage of this book in wanting to learn the Karpov variation?

I have the caro-kann book of Lars and it’s very good. O-O Did he really solve all probs in this line? Maybe it works in correspondeschess, where a cool engine finds one defending move after the other, but otb with a Kf8 – looks still dubious for me.

Oh bragesjo, you switched from dragon to caro-kann – you must ageing far quicker than me. What will you play, when you are really old and grey? If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.

Well there are lot of popular options for white.

I have played the gone but not forgotten Bogo Indian against much higher rated players and got easy draws and won and lost against acro oponents with about my rating and the Bogo is playable against both g3 and Nf3. If a3 instead of g3 and Nf3 black can simply play c5 when the game either becomes a strange sicilian or a gives black a favorable Modern Benoni since white usually kznn a4 to stop b5. But it is true that Trompovsky, Veresov, Colle and London system is pretty common white tries.

I have also a new Chess hero in Karpov, I have learned how to play open Sicilian as white in Karpov style. I know that Karpov used to play Ruy Lopez main liens instead of d3 but theory has moved on. If Caro Kann move by faro had recommended Bf5 after 3. I got kannn by a poisen called Nimzo Indian, studing all possible lines combined with studing games by the old masters in all openings changed my view of chess forever.

If anynone had told my that I was going to play Caro-Kann a year ago I would have laughed at it.

The Caro-Kann: Move by Move

I will probebly still keep the Dragon and play it on special occasions. By that way; I would probelby die before I get old and grey. I studied the Caro-Kann so that when I mouse-slipped Having skimmed throught the book I played Caro Kann in a few Internet games. The most common white variations seems to be advance variation in various forms and the Panov attack. I found it much more caroo to play Caro Kann than to play several anti sicilians! In two games I even saced the exchange a f3 for pure positional compensation and won very easy.


Play Chess Openings: Lakdawala on 2!? vs Caro-Kann Defence

Thanks I missed that cxro Does anyone here kann it? Is it any good or are there many holes? I have not seen any thread here about it. After 1 e4 c6 d4 d5 Nc3 dxe4 Nxe4 he seems to recommend the Nd7 line instead of Bf5. Against Panov he transposes to Nimzo Indian if white allows it. Last year Seirawan took a beating against Smirin with this line. Bd2 the idea of this bishop move is for White to castle queenside mentioned in Lakdawala’s book?

I really like the book.

ChessPub Forum – Lakdawala on the CK

I have a bunch of Caro books, including all those mentioned and also the Peter Wells book that he wrote for Gambit and which is my favourite Caro book of them all – for my level hobbyist this book is engaging and instructive.

I really didn’t like Cyrus’ last book in this series, on the Slav, as the writing carp put me off, but here he seems to have reined that lakeawala a little or perhaps had it edited more tightly?!

I like the lines, csro I continue to play the Classical rather than Nd7, but I much prefer Cyrus’ approach to the Advance over those given in Houska or Lakdaawla, both of which seem more risky. Also like the fact that there is coverage of Nc6, plus nice to see his section on the Fantasy variation covers a move I’ve not seen in the books before, I can’t comment much more than this as I’ve only read parts of it so far, but it’s the most user friendly of the Caro books I’ve seen for the lower rated player.

Gallagher, on the other hand, makes me want to give up the Caro whenever I look at his Starting Out book, for some reason – it certainly doesn’t inspire me as a Black player, especially in the chapters on the Advance Schandorff’s book is obviously ladawala well written and thorough but is beyond my level, really, although despite this I like and use large parts of it, but his Advance lines aren’t always comfortable for my tastes.

What do people mean when they say “Chess is the pawn of the soul”? I’m cato playing the classical caro-kann with good results and thinking to add the karpov variation as well.

Gilchrist is a legend God Member Offline Posts: So for those who have it already I’d rather play 8. Rc1, to see how you arrange your pieces on the kingside.

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