How to Play Against the Caro-Kann – GM Damian Lemos (iChess Club)




Caro-Kann Chess OpeningThe Caro-Kann is a chess opening for Black that begins with 1.e4 c6 (diagram). It’s a solid opening for Black where the main lines make it difficult for White to gain any advantage. In this video, GM Damian Lemos explores an idea that avoids the mainline 2.d4 and instead looks to create a small advantage for White by using a sideline.

GM Damian Lemos found this idea when he started looking for ways White can combat the Caro-Kann, and came across a number of games from the Super-GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. MVL played some lines with Nf3 and Nc3 instead of playing 2.d4, and although sometimes it can transpose back into the mainline, it offers White a little more flexibility.

Be sure to watch this exclusive iChess Club video where GM Damian Lemos explains MVLs moves, and how he developed his own idea for facing the Caro-Kann as White.

Watch the Full Video with iChess.club

Want to watch the full video? Check out the iChess Club, a premium membership for our top fans and customers that gives you tons of exclusive benefits such as:

  • 2-3 exclusive new premium videos a week by the world’s top Grandmasters and chess educators (such as this one!)
  • 40% off all items in our shop, anytime
  • 5% additional discount for products already on sale
  • Sale extender allowing you to get an item at the sale price up to 30 days after a sale has ended!
  • An additional $19.97 in store credit each month you renew!
  • A 30+ minute preview of almost every product in our shop

Click here to sign up for the iChess Club and get your first month for only $1.

Other interesting iChess.club articles for you:

Share

iChess Blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

×