At every skill level the Caro-Kann Defence might be met by an Advance Variation with 3.e5. My favorite response as Black is to play 3...Bf5, getting the light squared bishop outside my pawn chain. This is followed by 4...e6 and eventually c6-c5, attacking White's d4 pawn. Below White plays the solid 4.Nf3 line along with a sharp counter attack of 7.c4 attacking my d5 pawn. Most games I play online are blitz games. Once in a while I have a slow go with an opponent like "SlowBo". Here a 25 minute game with 10 second increments, the game seems like an eternity.
Sundays I post a Caro-Kann Defence until Index 1.e4 c6 under Labels catches up with other openings (see lower right column in the web version of my blog). I try to keep the selection of openings balanced so we get board but not bored. I am happy to post games by my readers in any opening. When posting my own games, generally I have started with rare openings or less popular variations and gradually move toward the more popular. Thus in the Caro-Kann ECO codes (B10-B19), I have reached B12. Note that I also post a couple Blackmar-Diemer Gambits per week. I ended up outplaying this computer chess engine in a very good rook endgame.
SlowBo (1905) - Sawyer (2181), ICC 25 10 Internet Chess Club, 07.07.2007 begins 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Ne7 6.0-0 c5 7.c4 Nbc6 8.dxc5 d4 9.Qa4 Ng6 10.Qb5? [10.Rd1=] 10...Qd7 11.Rd1 Ngxe5 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.Qxd7+ Nxd7 14.c6 bxc6 15.Rxd4 Bc5 16.Rd1 0-0-0 17.g4 Bg6 [17...Bc2=/+] 18.Bg5 f6 19.Bh4 Ne5 20.Nc3 Rxd1+!? 21.Nxd1 [21.Rxd1 Rd8=/+] 21...Rd8 22.Kf1 Bd3 23.g5 Be7 24.gxf6 Bxf6 25.Bxf6 gxf6 26.Bxd3 Rxd3 27.b3 Ng4 28.Kg2 f5 29.b4 Rd2 30.a4 a6 31.b5 cxb5 32.axb5 axb5 33.cxb5 Kb7 34.h3 Nf6 35.Kf3 Nd5 36.h4 Rd3+ 37.Ne3 Nxe3 38.fxe3 Rb3 39.Rg1 Rxb5 40.Rg7+ Kc6 41.Rxh7 Rb4 42.h5 Rh4 43.Rh8 Kd5 44.h6 Ke5 45.h7 Rh6 46.Ke2 Ke4 47.Kf2 e5 48.Rc8 [Correct is 48.Kg3! Kxe3 49.Re8 f4+ 50.Kg4 Rxh7 51.Rxe5+ Kd4 52.Kxf4 Rf7+ 53.Rf5 Rxf5+ 54.Kxf5 with only two naked kings left on the board.] 48...Rxh7 49.Rc4+ Kd5 50.Rb4 Rh2+ 51.Kg3 Rc2 52.Ra4 Rc4 53.Ra3 [53.Ra2 Ke4=/+] 53...Ke4 54.Kf2 Rc2+ 55.Ke1 Rb2 [55...Kf3!-+] 56.Rc3? [56.Ra5! Rc2=/+] 56...Kf3 57.Kd1 e4 58.Ra3 Re2 59.Ra5 Kxe3 60.Rxf5 Rf2?! [60...Rd2+! 61.Ke1 Ra2-+] 61.Rb5? [Now the win is easy. White could make things more difficult with 61.Re5 Rf1+ 62.Kc2 Rg1=/+] 61...Rf1+ 62.Kc2 Ke2 63.Kc3 Rf8 64.Re5 e3 65.Kc2 Rc8+ 66.Kb2 Kf2 67.Rh5 e2 68.Rf5+ Ke1 69.Rf7 Rc5 70.Rd7 Kf2 71.Rf7+ Ke3 72.Re7+ Kd3 73.Re6 Rc4 74.Rxe2 Kxe2 75.Ka2 Kd3 76.Kb3 Rd4 77.Kb2 Rb4+ 78.Ka2 Kc2 79.Ka3 Rc4 80.Ka2 Ra4# 0-1
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