Caro-Kann Advance Variation with 4.h4 – IM Ekaterina Atalik (iChess Club)

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Caro-Kann Advance Variation with 4.h4

The Advance variation of Caro-Kann begins with the moves 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5. Black plays 3…Bf5 in order to free the dark-squared bishop. In the past couple of years, 4.h4 has become very popular for White (diagram).

What’s the point of 4.h4? White looks to hinder Black’s development.

For example, Black can’t carry on with the usual idea of 4..e6, as White would trap the bishop and gain a winning position right from the outset.

Black has two main options in this position, which IM Ekaterina Atalik explores in this exclusive iChess Club video.

Looking for more on the Caro-Kann? Check out our free Ultimate Guide to the Caro-Kann, explaining all the key ideas, concepts and theory of several main variations, including PGNs, videos, and more – everything you need to get started with this opening.

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