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The Caro-Kann opening is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1.e4. It is a regular favorite of elite players, who know that computer-aided preparation now threatens the sharpest lines of the Sicilian or Ruy Lopez (at the very least with a forced draw). The Caro-Kann is less susceptible to such forcing lines: Black sets out to equalize in the opening, and win the game later. Grandmaster Lars Schandorff reveals a bulletproof chess opening repertoire and explains how Black should play the middle and endgame. Throughout the book he recommends entering the sharp main-lines where the double-edged nature of the play increases Black's winning chances without compromising the soundness of his play.
Lars Schandorff is a Grandmaster from Denmark who is renowned for his opening preparation. His earlier book, Playing the Queen's Gambit, received superb reviews.
Published 2010, hardback, 251 pages.