The 4…Nf6 Caro-Kann - Chess Opening Download
The 4…Nf6 Caro-Kann
by Nigel Davies
The dynamic 4...Nf6 line of the Caro-Kann (after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4) has been unfashionable in recent years whilst the theory on 4...Bf5 and 4...Nd7 now extends well into the middlegame. Black's 4…Nf6 therefore offers a golden opportunity for Caro-Kann players to throw their opponents on their own resources – and here even top Grandmasters can go wrong. On this video Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems and shows how the doubled f-pawn, common to both lines gives Black a range of aggressive plans and ideas. This is why 4...Nf6 has been favored by great players such as Alexander Alekhine, Viktor Kortchnoi, David Bronstein, Bent Larsen, Nigel Short and Savielly Tartakower. Others are likely to join them.
• Video running time: 4 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive training database with 50 essential games
• Including ChessBase Reader
Nigel Davies is an International Grandmaster and chess teacher based in the UK. A popular presenter of DVDs, he’s known for his entertaining style and clear explanations.
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