The Modernized Caro-Kann by Daniel Fernandez (K-5402)

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GM Daniel Fernandez (born 1995) has been an active and accomplished player for several years. He represented his native Singapore twice at Olympiads (2010 and 2012) before transferring to the English chess federation. There, he won the national classical titles at U-18 and U-21 levels, and worked to become a Grandmaster while simultaneously studying at Cambridge.

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Language versions English
Available in the set No
Author / Authors Dirk Sebastian
Publisher Thinkers Publishing
Publication date 1st edition 2018
Pages 416
ISBN 978-9492510259
Hardcover No
Paperback Yes
Downloadable No
Width 17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height 23.5 cm / 9.25 inch

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 The Caro-Kann was instrumental an his quest for that title. Currently, Daniel is known in the chess scene not only as a solid player, but also as a mentor figure to younger English players, as a producer of well-received commentary and analysis, and as a multilingual chess coach. This is his first book.

The Caro-Kann Defence, long reknowned for being a solid and reliable defence against 1.e4, is undergoing a renaissance at the moment. In addition to being a mainstay in the repertoires of a recent World Champion (Viswanathan Anand) and a 2018 World Championship candidate (Ding Liren), it is being flooded with new and creative ideas from a range of other top players, notably Anand's Indian Olympiad teammates Vidit and Adhiban. The pawn structures in this opening leave considerable room for individual interpretation.

This book is written for the Black side, though new ideas for White are suggested and old ones occasionally improved. It contains not opnly the author's personal take on how to deal with all major White tries after 1.e4 c6, but also a range of alternatives for Black- to cater for different types of Caro-Kann player. This repertoire builds on the existing state of theory, taking it in novel, exciting and decidedly modern directions, while not forgetting about the opening's sound strategic underpinnings.

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The Modernized Caro-Kann by Daniel Fernandez (K-5402)

The Modernized Caro-Kann by Daniel Fernandez (K-5402)

GM Daniel Fernandez (born 1995) has been an active and accomplished player for several years. He represented his native Singapore twice at Olympiads (2010 and 2012) before transferring to the English chess federation. There, he won the national classical titles at U-18 and U-21 levels, and worked to become a Grandmaster while simultaneously studying at Cambridge.

Content

005 Key to Symbols used

006 Introduction by the author

007 Aims of this book

013 Bibliography

PART I – Less common or critical attempts

1.e4 c6 2.--

017 Chapter 1 – Early minor lines

047 Chapter 2 – Two Knights main line

073 Chapter 3 – King’s Indian Attack and Fantasy

091 Chapter 4 – Pseudo-Panov (2.c4)

109 Chapter 5 – Exchange and Panov-Botvinnik variations

PART II – Advance Variation

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5

147 Chapter 1 – Various White systems against 3 ... Bf5 (4.--)

175 Chapter 2 – Short system recommendation 1 (5 ... Ne7)

197 Chapter 3 – Short system recommendation 2 (5 ... c5)

223 Chapter 4 – 3 ... c5: The Arkell-Khenkin Variation

241 Chapter 5 – Annotated games for thematic structures in the Advance Caro

PART III – 4 ... Nd7 sidelines

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7

259 Chapter 1 – The 5.Bc4 system

285 Chapter 2 – Minor 5th moves

305 Chapter 3 – More challenging lines after 5.c3

319 Chapter 4 – Surprise weapons for Black after 5.Ng5

PART IV – 4 ... Nd7 main line

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.Ngf3 Bd6 8.Qe2 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4 Qc7

345 Chapter 1 – An interesting White attempt: 11.a4!?

357 Chapter 2 – Main line with 14 ... .Nf6 (and a reason for rejecting it)

379 Chapter 3 – Main line with Ding’s improvement 14 ... Rd8!

399 Chapter 4 – Sightseeing along the Yellow Brick Road

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