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Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense
Learning a reliable and flexible opening for black
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By Keene, Raymond; Soltis, Andy; Mednis, Edmar; Peters, Jack; Kaplan, Julio
ISBN 1843821346
Paperback  148 pages
Subject [Chess ]
Published 30 April, 2004
UK Price £14.95   
US Price $26.95   

First published in 1980. Compiled by three grandmasters and two international masters this scholarly treatise explains in depth the thinking behind a defense that has been a favourite of champions such as Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian and Karpov. Even Kasparov has been known to use the Caro Kann on occasion, for example in one case to defeat Mikhail Tal.

Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. American Grandmasters Andy Soltis and the late Edmar Mednis have carved out a formidable reputation for themselves as chess writers. Jack Peters is chess columnist for the Los Angeles Times while Julio Kaplan was a former junior world champion.

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