First Steps: The Caro-Kann by Andrew Martin (K-5416)

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First Steps is a new opening series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations.

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Language versionsEnglish
Available in the setYes
SeriesFirst Steps
Author / AuthorsAndrew Martin
PublisherEveryman Chess
Publication date1st edition 2018
Pages240
ISBN9781781944165
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height24 cm / 9.45 inch

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The Caro-Kann Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c6. With this first move Black (as is also the case with the French Defence – 1 e4 e6) plans 2 ... d5, establishing a well-protected central pawn. The Caro-Kann has a reputation as a rock solid defence that minimises the risk of Black being subjected to undue early pressure. Rather than inviting the opponent to engage in immediate warfare, Black focuses on completing development comfortably and postponng the serious battle until the middlegame. It is notable that the White systems which try to batter the Caro-Kann into early submission are highly double-edged and often rebound badly. First Steps is a new opening series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations.

First Steps:

  • the basic principles
  • the basic strategies
  • the key tricks and traps

First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.

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First Steps: The Caro-Kann by Andrew Martin (K-5416)

First Steps: The Caro-Kann by Andrew Martin (K-5416)

First Steps is a new opening series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations.

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Content

003 About the Author

005 Introduction

006 1 Strategic Ideas

032 2 The First Main Line: 3.Nc3/3.Nd2

109 3 The Advance Variation

137 4 The Panov-Botvinnik Attack

156 5 2.c4

172 6 The Exchange Variation

189 7 The Two Knights Variation

203 8 The King's Indian Attack

218 9 Odds and Ends

236 Index of Variations

239 Index of Complete Games

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