Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 4 : How to Spot the Caro Can Opening in a Chess Game

Beginning Chess Lessons: Part 4 : How to Spot the Caro Can Opening in a Chess Game


Now I am going to show you another of the
alternatives to pawn to king’s four the so called Caro Can Opening. Caro Can has a very
checkered history. I mentioned earlier about a famous game that was played between Kasparov
who was then world champion and Deep Blue and in the critical game of that match Kasparov
chose very unusually for him and uncharacteristically to play the Caro Can response to Deep Blue’s
pawn to king’s four and it didn’t work and Kasparov lost and since then the Caro Can
has been somewhat most popular but it still has some interesting features and it basically
goes like this. It is pawn to king’s four, pawn to queen’s bishop three and again many
possible alternatives for white probably the most common variant at the moment is again
pawn to queen’s four for someone like the French. Pawn to queen’s four and again there
is the option of playing this or of simply developing knights or other pieces but probably
the most common line is still this, the exchange of the center pawns.

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