The Berlin Defence which arises after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 gives White a hard nut to crack, and the solidity of the line led to its nickname “Berlin Wall”. The mainline 5.d4 in particular leads to positions in which White has had trouble to prove any advantage. On this DVD Latvian top player Alexei Shirov proposes a different approach. He recommends to play 5.Re1 which leads to a symmetrical position that according to Shirov is not boring at all. With a whole range of grandmaster games Shirov shows that White can indeed develop pressure and seize the initiative and that the position is full of subtleties.
How to Crack the Berlin Wall with 5. Re1 - Alexei Shirov
The dynamic 4...Nf6 line of the Caro-Kann has been unfashionable in recent years whilst the theory on 4...Bf5 and 4...Nd7 now extends well into the middle game. 4…Nf6 therefore offers a golden opportunity for Caro-Kann players to throw their opponents on their own resources – and here even top Grandmasters can go wrong. On this DVD Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems.
The 4... Nf6 Caro-Kann - Nigel Davies
A Repertoire for White
The Caro-Kann Defence is one of the most solid replies for Black after 1.e4. I’ve played it myself for many years with black, so I know how difficult is to gain an advantage with white. My choice of the Advance Variation for White is because of the complex strategical play in which White has a long-term space advantage. - Victor Bologan
Fighting Against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation - Victor Bologan
In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.
EBOOK - The Caro-Kann - Move by Move
Dazzle Your Opponents
Are you tired of playing the same old openings again and again? Perhaps it's time for a change: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three opening specialists get together to take a revolutionary look at the Caro-Kann. In doing so they take the road less travelled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Caro-Kann
A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
In this book, International Master Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a concise and trustworthy repertoire within the Caro-Kann, providing a solution against all of White's main options, and efficient methods to deal with tricky sidelines. Houska examines the important tactical and strategic plans for both sides, arming the reader with enough information to begin playing the Caro-Kann with confidence in their own games.
EBOOK - Play the Caro-Kann
In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the Caro-Kann, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there is an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while important strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.
E-BOOK - Starting Out - Caro-Kann
The Caro-Kann opening (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5) is said, possibly unfairly, to be a bit on the tame side.
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you an amazing, easy-to-learn system to get the most comfortable and promising plan for White in the Caro-Kann. For Black, you will learn a forgotten system which will give you an easy game plan with active and promising positions.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 97 - virtual and Comfortable Systems in the Caro-Kann for White and Black
Add a dash of poison to the Caro's known virtues with GM Nigel Davies. Of all Black's defenses to 1.e4, nothing is more solid than the Caro-Kann. A favorite of World Champions Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian, and Karpov, it has now attracted a new generation of young GMs such as Adams, Dautov and Leko
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 18 - Caro-Kann
The Caro-Kann is considered to be one of the safest and most reliable replies to 1.e4.
Caro-Kann - Victor Bologan
There is plenty of scope within the framework of this opening for Black to deviate successfully from the main lines. The result is a sharp, interesting and winning repertoire for Black, which sets the opponent problems right from the first moves.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 133 - Unorthodox Caro-Kann by IM Andrew Martin
The ABC of the Caro Kann describes a repertoire for Black which will stand the test of time and the main ideas and themes of the opening are explained in Andrew Martin‘s usual friendly, accessable style.
ABC of the Caro-Kann - Andrew Martin
The Caro-Kann Defence is an incredibly solid, sound dynamic defence to 1 e4. On this DVD, Roman with Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn & the world's strongest Chess program Rybka discuss revolutionary improvements to the Caro-Kann, creating new ideas and Novelties have made a great opening defense even better. This perfecting the opening series will leave you better prepared to take advantage of your opponent who will be caught off guard with this new material.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 71 - New Improved Lines and Novelties in the Caro-Kann
The Caro-Kann Defense, which arises after the moves 1.e4 c6 followed by d7-d5, is considered to be one of the most reliable defenses to Whites 1.e4.
Advance Caro-Kann - Alexei Shirov
Have you floundered once too often on the unforgiving rocks of the Caro-Kann? Then try the Caro-Krushing 3.f3! and maintain the classical duo of pawns on e4 and d4. GM Nigel Davies unveils one of the best kept secrets of attack-minded GMs such as Bronstein, Gallagher and Hodgson.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 17 - Caro Krusher