The Caro Kann : The Easy Way

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Brendan O'Gorman
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The Caro Kann : The Easy Way

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:17 pm

Succinct skewering in this review.

Cover: 'The Easy Way'
Page 129: '50...Kd6! to hold this grotty ending'

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Re: The Caro Kann : The Easy Way

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:35 pm

New in Chess has chapter headings and sample pages.

https://www.newinchess.com/the-caro-kann-the-easy-way

I really don't agree that in the Advance system 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 that Nigel Short's 4. Nf3 is only the tenth most important move. It's actually the most popular.

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Re: The Caro Kann : The Easy Way

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:51 pm

I think the variations are listed in ascending order of importance.

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Re: The Caro Kann : The Easy Way

Post by Jon D'Souza-Eva » Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:12 pm

According to 365chess, 4.Nf3 is by far the most popular choice:
https://www.365chess.com/opening.php?m= ... g_explorer
(screenshot of that page: https://tinypic.host/image/XS9VR)

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Re: The Caro Kann : The Easy Way

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:07 pm

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:17 pm
Succinct skewering in this review.

Cover: 'The Easy Way'
Page 129: '50...Kd6! to hold this grotty ending'
Sorry, what review ;)

Is the variation referred to part of the Panov main line?
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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Re: The Caro Kann : The Easy Way

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:22 pm

It's a post on the ChessPub forum. It doesn't matter which line is referenced. How can any repertoire be "easy" when it contains the quote from page 129?

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Re: The Caro Kann : The Easy Way

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Nov 30, 2023 7:49 pm

I only asked because that does include some established theory that goes into move 20-something.
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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