Grandmaster Secrets - The Caro-Kann

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Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have. The Caro-Kann is one of the most popular responses to 1 e4. Black stakes a claim to the central squares and seeks free development for all his pieces. While solid, it is by no means a drawing weapon – the resulting positions generally contain at least a degree of imbalance and the critical lines lead to sharp positions with chances for both sides. Many new approaches for both sides have been developed in recent years, and a good understanding of these ideas is vital for anyone looking to handle either side of the Caro with success.

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Peter Wells is a grandmaster from England who regularly competes in international tournaments. He was runner-up in the British Championship in 1991, 1999 and 2001. Wells has written extensively on both opening play and middlegame strategy, and has a wealth of experience as a trainer. He has acted as a trainer for Luke McShane and assisted Michael Adams at the San Luis World Championship in 2005.

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