Vidit Gujrathi: The Fashionable Caro-Kann

4/18/2017 – Are you looking for a tricky opening with Black? Something that offers dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation? Let Indian grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi, currently rated 2673, show you the lines he personally prefers and has employed successfully in practice (recently against Vachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and Anand). Total running time 4½ + 3¾ hours of invaluable instructions.

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Vidit Gujrathi: The Fashionable Caro-Kann 1+2


Main Lines and Side Lines

The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. It is a line which was very fashionable in late 1990s and early 2000s due to the successes of greats like Karpov, Anand, Dreev, etc. Recently, due to strong engines, a lot of key developments have been made and some new lines have been introduced, while others have been refuted altogether.

I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMs Vachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand. I am sure you will learn a lot about the opening and will enjoy the battle for the light squares.

Caro-Kann Main Lines and Side Lines Vol. 1

Main Line 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6
Panov Attack 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6
Fantasy Variation 3.f3
King’s Indian Attack 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2
Exchange Variation 3.exd5 cxd5
Two Knight’s 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6

  • Video running time: 4 h 31 min (English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Exclusive database with 50 model games
  • Including CB 12 Reader
  • ISBN 978-3-86681-591-9
  • EAN 978386681591-9
  • Price: 29.90 €

Caro-Kann Main Lines and Side Lines Vol. 2

Aggressive Setup with 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4
Trendy Line 4.h4
Side Lines 4.Nd2/4.Be3
Main Line 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5

  • Video running time: 3 h 48 min (English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Exclusive database with 50 model games
  • Including CB 12 Reader
  • ISBN 978-3-86681-592-6
  • EAN 978386681592-6
  • Price: 29.90 €

Vidit Gujrathi is an Indian grandmaster currently rated 2673. He won the U14 World Championship in 2008 and gained a bronze medal at the World Junior Chess Championship U20 in 2013. He represented India at the Olympiad 2016 in Baku. He also works as a second for Anish Giri.

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thirteen thirteen 6/26/2017 03:12
Got the money in my hand for both one & two together here and I SO want to buy the obviously wonderful information on these really detailed Chessbase DVDs. However, upon listening to the advertised lay-out by this highly rated and clearly gifted Indian grandmaster, the FAR TOO HUGE numbers of 'erms and errs' are going to be SOME problem for MY tolerance. 'Disturbing and annoying' adjectives come to mind, leading me to think twice about my purchases....still thinking...still thinking...sorry!
CubaCubano CubaCubano 4/19/2017 09:02
sería interesante si tuvieran subtítulos en español, para poder comprarlos.
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