An informative guide to understanding and implementing the fundamentals of the Caro-Kann, the easy way.
The Caro-Kann defense, named after the German chess players Horatio Caro and Marcus Kann, is notorious for its simple solidity and is a popular chess opening that players of all levels benefit from having in their arsenal. It is a firm favorite of grand masters past and present, including Karpov, Petrosian, Capablanca, and Anand.
This book avoids overcomplicated details and endless computer variations, focusing instead on key variations of the Caro-Kann that can be committed to memory. Examining classic games to demonstrate key moves in action, Engqvist brings the defense to life and provides you with the knowledge you need to put strategy into practice.
About The Author
Thomas Engqvist is an International Master from Sweden. He has over 30 years’ experience as a chess coach and teacher. He has worked with players at the world championship level in both junior and correspondence chess. He is the author of 300 Most Important Chess Positions and 300 Most Important Tactical Chess Positions, both published by Batsford.