The Caro-Kann Defence remains a very popular option for Black at all levels, being an opening that has always enjoyed a solid reputation.
However, if anything, its popularity has increased in recent years with the realization that the Caro-Kann can also be employed with the intention of reaching sharp dynamic positions, rich in possibilities for both sides and with a guarantee of genuine counterplay for Black.
In this book, International Master Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a complete Caro-Kann repertoire, which is based primarily on her own repertoire she has used with success over many years at international level.
Houska provides a comprehensive update on her popular 2007 book "Play the Caro-Kann" and focuses on key new developments since then. She offers solutions against all White's main options and efficient methods to deal with tricky sidelines. She examines important tactical and strategic plans for both sides and deals with key move order issues.
This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the Caro-Kann.
Jovanka Houska is the 2013 Commonwealth Ladies Champion and a many-time winner of the British Women's Championship. She has represented the English team, on top board, at numerous Chess Olympiads, and qualified for the 2006 Women's World Championship. In 2006 she won the English Chess Federation Player of the Year award, the first time a female chess player had received this prestigious recognition.
003 About the Author
011 1 Main Line: Introduction and 11 B f4
063 2 Main Line: 11 B d2
095 3 Classical Variation: The f4 Plan
109 4 The Challenging N f4
147 5 Panov-Botvinnik Attack: Introduction and 6 Nf3
171 6 Panov-Botvinnik Attack: 6 N f3 g6 without 7 cxd5
190 7 Panov-Botvinnik Attack: 6 N g5
212 8 The Exchange Variation
243 9 Advance Variation: Introduction to 3...c5
267 10 Advance Variation: White Returns the c5-pawn
290 11 Advance Variation without 4 dxc5
290 12 The Fantasy Variation
362 13 The Pseudo-Panov: 2 c4
398 14 Two Knights Variation
432 15 The King’s Indian Attack
445 16 Rare Lines
471 Index of Variations