Caro-Kann Defense Workshop – Pawn Structures, Tactical Ideas, Endgames and Theoretical Trends

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Caro-Kann Defense – Pawn Structures, Tactical Ideas, Endgames, and Theoretical Trends

The Caro-Kann Defense is one of the most popular and reliable chess openings for Black nowadays.

This course (originally recorded as a live camp) is designed to provide you with all key concepts related to the Caro-Kann Defense.

Due to the variety of possible pawn structures, the knowledge of this opening will contribute to the improvement of your general chess understanding.caro kann defense modern chess

You get 9 hours of high-level training which will provide you with the following benefits:

✅ Better understanding of the Caro Structures

✅ Expert knowledge of the typical attacking and tactical ideas in the Caro-Kann

✅ Subtle understanding of the arising endgame positions

✅ Up-to-date knowledge of the main theoretical directions

✅ Better general chess understanding

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GM Ivan Cheparinov


  • GM Davorin Kuljasevic (Peak FIDE rating 2591)
  • GM Pavel Eljanov (Peak FIDE rating 2765)
  • GM Grigor Grigorov (Peak FIDE rating 2516)
  • GM Ivan Cheparinov (Peak FIDE rating 2718)
  • GM Swapnil Dhopade (Peak FIDE rating 2545)
  • GM Petar Arnaudov (Peak FIDE rating 2494)

Caro Kann Defense Workshop GDN

What You Get

✅ 9 hours of high-level training

✅ Access to PGN files from the lectures

✅ Additional training materials related to the topics

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GM Davorin Kuljasevic


  • Master the Caro-Kann Exchange Structure – GM Davorin Kuljasevic (1 h 23 min)
  • Modern Theoretical Trends – GM Pavel Eljanov (1 h 37 min)
  • Master the Caro-Kann Endgames – GM Grigor Grigorov (1 h 25 min)
  • Master the Structure Arising after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6 exf6 – GM Ivan Cheparinov (1 h 17 min)
  • Typical Structures in the Advance Variation – GM Swapnil Dhopade (1 h 29 min)
  • Typical Attacking and Tactical Ideas – GM Petar Arnaudov (1 h 21 min)
  • Q&A Session with GM Grigor Grigorov and GM Petar Arnaudov (25 min)

Why Play the Caro-Kann Defense

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The Caro-Kann Defense

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 has been a guest at several World Chess Championship Matches throughout history, including, for instance, the match between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in 1987, the match between Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Leko in 2004, and the match between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen in 2013.

The Caro-Kann belongs to the group of semi-open chess openings for Black and occurs after the moves 1.e4 c6 (see the position on the right).

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.