Caro-Kann Tactics: Chess Opening Combinations and Checkmates


Caro-Kann Tactics gives you 500 positions to help you win. Try these combinations and checkmates in your own games. Caro-Kann Defence chess games begin 1.e4 c6. Black plans 2.d4 d5 to remove White’s pawn from e4. Popular options include 3.exd5 cxd5; 3.e5 Bf5, or 3.Nc3 dxe4. Choose the line that is the most comfortable for you. This book demonstrates ideas in each variation. Go with what feels right to you. The solid Caro-Kann tries to limit sharp attacks, but White has many aggressive strategies. If you run toward tactics, you run toward success.

actics help you to attack and defend accurately. This book shows winning positions from both sides throughout chess history with dozens of games played in 2020. If you’re good at tactics, you’re good at chess. Opening theory may help you start well. Endgame knowledge may help you finish well. Tactical skill helps you win games and avoid losses. Tactics include pins, forks, removing the defender, attacking two pieces at the same time, and threatening to mate your opponent. The easiest path to tactical success is to recognize patterns that occur frequently in your favorite chess openings. Grandmasters know tactics and can easily slide from one opening to another. Everyone knows a few positions. Here’s 500 in the Caro-Kann. Tactical knowledge helps you to improve your winning chances. Take your opponent’s pieces. Pick off the pawns. Mate the king! Don’t rely on dumb luck. How can “dumb luck” allow you to win? You can win a few games when your opponent makes dumb moves. That’s when your opponent gives up a piece for nothing. You’re lucky when your opponent fails to defend a mate in one. To advance, you need more than dumb luck. You need tactics. I played the Caro-Kann thousands of times since 1974. As Black, I want unbalanced positions to fight for a winning advantage. As White, I want to checkmate quickly or win material. Fun times! The purpose of this book is to illustrate and teach the Caro-Kann Tactics. I assume you can read algebraic chess notation. The White pieces are positioned at the bottom of each diagram. Above each diagram note who can move and win. It’s either White to play a tactical move or Black to play a tactical move.Some moves are simple and easy. Others are subtle and tricky. That’s chess – lots of obvious moves and lots of sneaky moves. Look at each diagram. It’s a key position ready for a tactical win. The final moves are in bold with a brief analysis or comment. Chess engines were used to ensure the accuracy of analysis. Follow the moves in your mind. The skill to visualize each new position without moving pieces improves your tactical strength. The solid Caro-Kann Defence provides easy development for the Black pieces after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5. How might White continue? If 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3, Black has 5…Nc6, 5…g6, or 5…e6. If 3.e5, when does Black play …c5? Move 3, 4, 5, or 6? If 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Black chooses either 4…Nf6, 4…Nd7, or 4…Bf5. The 500 winning tactical positions in this book come from chess games followed by a short line of analysis or a brief comment. Players may sacrifice a pawn, a piece, or the Exchange to speed up the attack. You make life more difficult for all your opponents when you think tactically about how to attack their weak points. Games are arranged by ECO (Encyclopedia of Chess Openings) coding (B10 to B19) from less popular to more popular moves.ECO update their 500 codes. A few variations move from one code to another to account for changes in popularity. I try to be consistent with my Chess Training Repertoire Moves 4 book. Ideas in this book come from the Caro-Kann Defence, but note: These same tactical patterns work in other chess openings too. Many champions play the Caro-Kann Defence from both sides. It’s a good opening for winners. Go for the win! Buy Caro-Kann Tactics now.

Tapa blanda : 509 páginas

ISBN-13 : 979-8683195694

Dimensiones del producto : 15.24 x 2.92 x 22.86 cm

Editorial : Independently published (5 septiembre 2020)

Idioma: : Inglés


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