4. Jun, 2020

Caro-Kann Defence

The Caro-Kann Defence (1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5) is named after two men: Horatio Caro of the United Kingdom, and Marcus Kann from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Caro was born in England, but spent most of his career in Berlin. He was a regular in the Berlin city chess championship, winning it five times. Kann was from Vienna, and had his most famous victory when he beat Jacques Mieses in just 24 moves while playing what is now called the Caro-Kann Defence. A year after that win, Caro and Kann worked together on developing the theory on the 1. …c6 move. Respect has continued to grow, and these days it is a mainstay of many players’ repertoires.

In this position from the game mentioned White will recapture the bishop (17 Qxd4)

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