In Caro-Kann: Move By Move, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, (1.e4,c6;) which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.
Lakdawala presents a repertoire for Black against all White's attacking systems including main lines, the Panov-Botvinnik Attack, Two-Knights System, Fantasy Variation, Advance Variation and other sidelines. Against the popular main-line (1.e4,c6; 2.d4,d5; 3.Nc3,dxe4; 4.Nxe4,) he advocates the Smyslov System (4..Nd7;) rather than the more frequently seen 4..Bf5.
Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and American Open Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess for over 30 years, and coaches some of the top junior players in the USA.
The "Move-by-Move" series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the "Move by Move" format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
Published 2012, softback, 432 pages.View sample pages