๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Blitz chess: Caro-Kann defense, IM Sharma Dinesh K. – GM Svane Rasmus

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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Blitz chess: Caro-Kann defense, IM Sharma Dinesh K. – GM Svane Rasmus

Blitz chess (also known as speed or fast chess) is a type of chess in which each player is given less time to consider their moves than normal tournament time controls allow. Openings, tactics and strategy are same.

The Caro-Kann Defense is one of the most popular openings in response to the Kingโ€™s Pawn Opening of 1.e4. Black responds with 1โ€ฆ.c6 with the idea of thrusting forward with d5 on the next move, attacking the white central pawn on e4. The Caro-Kann Defense is one of the few defenses in chess where black can reach equality in the main line and many people would consider black to have a better position, especially in the end game when the main line is played out. This is usually because black does not compromise his pawn structure and will usually have an easier end game.

There are many variations in the caro kann but the main line continues with 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5. This is an important setup that all caro kann players should look at and understand. Many times a caro kann opening can transpose into a french defense but when the main line plays out, black usually has a pawn on c6. Black will then bring out his light squared bishop and eventually play e6 (usually played after the light square bishop is out so it is not blocked in). With the pawn on c6, black usually decides to bring his knight to d7 and support the future knight that is on f6. Black can bring his queen to c7 while his dark square bishop has many lines and is not blocked in by the pawns.

If the caro-kann does not follow the main lines it usually takes on a french defense so I would recommend studying up on the french defense if you want to play the caro-kann. The caro-kann is not a flashy opening and itโ€™s not super aggressive. The caro-kann is, however, a very sound defense that can lead to an advantage for black near the later stages of a chess match. For those players that have a firm foundation of pawn structure and end game strategies I definitely recommend employing this in your chess games.


  1. I played my first Rated Tournament in 2015. And my first Match was with him IM Dinesh Sharma. At that time his Rating was 2385. Obviously i lost but he gave some good advice which i followed and after 4-5 Month i played my 2nd Rated Tournament, there my first match was with Sudarshan Gopal Rating 1636 and i was able to win against him๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  2. I think at 8:42 Rxc3 is better with Kc3 Ba5+ . Black left with extra pawn and good bishop against knight

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