Beating the Caro-Kann (Batsford Chess Library) by Vassilios Kotronias

By Vassilios Kotronias

Taking part in Black opposed to Vassilios Kotronias is each Caro-Kann player's worst nightmare. during this e-book Kotronias, the 1st Greek grandmaster, explains the workings of his most well-liked procedure opposed to the Caro-Kann. His answer is the improvement version which has been a favorite of avid gamers equivalent to Tal, Van der Wiel, Timman, Nunn, Anand and brief in addition to Kotronias.

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