Nico Zwirs: The flexible Panov – a weapon against the Caro-Kann

2/2/2021 – The Caro-Kann is one of the most solid and respected responses against 1.e4. Since it is so solid, the Caro-Kann is an absolute brainteaser for most 1.e4 players. If you like sharp and attacking lines against this solid opening, but the 3.Nc3 and 3.e5 lines are too theoretical and too explored for you, then the Panov is definitely the solution!

The flexible Panov The flexible Panov

In the Flexible Panov Dutch IM Nico Zwirs will show you how to test Black to the limit in the Caro-Kann. 8 hours of video lessons included!

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The flexible Panov – a weapon against the Caro-Kann

In the Flexible Panov Dutch IM Nico Zwirs will show you how to test Black to the limit. On this Fritztrainer he will share his journey in the Panov. The game which started him playing the Panov, his first experiences and how he managed to master the opening. It even became his best scoring opening. The repertoire will be based on the sharp 6.Bg5 move (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5). Starting with the mainline he will work backwards and cover all Black’s options.

The Panov is characterised by IQP positions. Black can enforce those positions as early as move 4! But also on move 5, 6 and 7 Black can go for it and Zwirs will explain the differences between all those moments. Another big plus side of this Fritztrainer is that the viewer gets multiple options and suggestions to vary his lines in the Panov. From safe suggestions to sharp and risky lines, it is all included. It makes it harder for opponents to prepare against you. As a bonus there is also a video about all the move orders. For example, you learn how to manoeuvre people who do not have the Caro-Kann in their repertoire into the Caro-Kann, which is an extremely dangerous weapon! So, check out this Fritztrainer and become the next Panov master.

• Video running time: 8 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback •Further Training chapter with repertoire and play features
• Extra: Database with model games

System requirements:

Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible soundcard, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Nico Zwirs is a Dutch International Master living in Amsterdam. He grew up in Apeldoorn. He got the IM title in 2019 and will try to become a GM in the next couple of years. With his peak rating being 2453 he is well on his way. He’s an active player and plays in several European leagues.

Zwirs made four more Fritztrainers together with his Dutch colleague GM Roeland Pruijsses. 

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The flexible Panov

In the Flexible Panov Dutch IM Nico Zwirs will show you how to test Black to the limit in the Caro-Kann. 8 hours of video lessons included!

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