Robert Ris’ Fast and Furious: Caro-Kann Advance Variation

by Robert Ris
8/4/2022 – This week Robert Ris will have a look at a spectacular game from the Olympiad match Czech Republic vs. Mongolia, in which David Navara played a model game that shows White's possibilities in the Caro-Kann Advance Variation. | "Fast and Furious" is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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In this video course, twenty-nine examples with multiple questions are presented in the interactive format, which is ideal for a range of playing strengths. Step by step you will be taken through the complex positions.


A creative idea in the Caro-Kann Advance Variation

In the line with 3...c5 the Czech player quickly developed his queen to g4 and then launched his h-pawn. Despite weakening the dark-squares it seemed as if Black would have been able to keep the files towards his king closed. But Navara found a very creative idea to make use of the weaknesses in Black's camp. A very instructive and entertaining example!

Exercise: Use your imagination to give the attack a new impulse! White to play.


Feel free to move the pieces on the live diagram!

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Robert is an International Master who mostly spends his time training and coaching talented youngsters. On the PlayChess server The Fast and the Furious is a popular show where he explains sharp opening lines for a wider audience. He is also a well-known ChessBase author who produced numerous DVDs and regularly contributes to ChessBase Magazine as well. Since 2015 he is the organizer of the Dutch Rapid Championships in his home town Amstelveen. He has started a YouTube channel with chess analysis as well.