Blitz Chess #361: Caro-Kann, Advance variation

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. The opening played was the Caro-Kann, Advance variation. White opts for a modest deployment of the kingside side minor pieces, and refrains from committing the c-pawn too early. The position turns sharp as early as move 6, where black’s c5 is met with c4 thus opening the position up greatly. An even greater weight ought to be placed on development in such open positions. One of the ideas behind the c4 strike, in this game at least, was to make the positions sharp knowing that the black king would have to be in the center for longer. Would this really be something white could exploit however?

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1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. c4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Ne7 10. Ba3 Nbc6 11. Nxf5 Nxf5 12. cxd5 Qxd5 13. Qxd5 exd5 14. f4 O-O-O 15. Kf2 d4 16. Bg4 g6 17. Bd6 b6 18. cxd4 Rxd6 19. exd6 Kd7 20. Bxf5+ gxf5 21. Rhd1 Kxd6 22. d5 Nb4 23. Rac1 Nxd5 24. Rc3 Rd8 25. Rxd5+ Kxd5 26. Rd3+

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  1. You're a great chess player and you help everyone with your videos!!!

  2. nice vid jerry, keep it up! big caro fan here, didnt like his early plans though, but gg anyways

  3. I love these videos Jerry, keep doing more! <3

  4. Playing along as always. Loved the "pinning"white bishop.

  5. Thanks Jerry. It was a nice break from the office.

  6. I've played the Caro-Kann mamy times with black. I'm not sure I've ever run into this 6. c2-c4 line, though. Interesting stuff. I don't think I would have seen that Bxb1 idea if I was black here.

  7. What are jason diagonals or whatever the name is?

  8. I want see your face 😀 please record video with facecam

  9. Wonderful teaching as always Jerry. GG!

  10. Good point on not castling once the queens are off the board — I think I would have just blindly castled in there at some point — will keep this in mind in the future.

  11. Jerry do you have a twitch account?. I would be nice to watch you live.

  12. question, why would you trade off Queens when you're white with a double bishop pair in an open game?

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