Opening Repertoire: The Caro-kann

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-05-07
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
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The Caro-Kann Defense remains a very popular option for Black at all levels of chess. It has always enjoyed a solid reputation, but 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 of 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.
  • An complete repertoire to 1 e4
  • Packed with new ideas and analysis
  • Written by a Caro-Kann expert

Author Biography

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.

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