Unlike the French defense, Black’s Queen bishop is not shut in. Black nonetheless may have some problems to solve. One of the major choices for White is the Panov-Botvinnik Attack which uses the sequence 1. e4 c6; 2. d4. d5; 3. ed cd; 4. c4. The standard continuation here is 4. ____ Nf6; 5. Nc3. Another choice for White is 3. Nc3 to which the usual continuation is 3. ___ de; 4. Nxe4.

Panov-Botvinnik Attack Classical Caro-Kann


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Starting Out: The Caro-Kann – Gallagher

The Advance Caro-Kann 2nd edition – Shirov

The 4…Nf6 Caro-Kann – Davies

Foxy Vol. 133 Unorthodox Caro-Kann – IM Andrew Martin

Empire Chess Vol. 14: Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation – GM Perelshteyn

The Panov-Botvinnik Attack: Move by Move – D’Costa