1 Pawn Crushes The Caro-Kann…

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A video about the Caro-Kann Defense. A good opening for beginners, intermediate players, and advanced players as well. The Fantasy Variation, better than the Advance, Classical, Exchange, and others…

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 dxe4 (3… Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 e6 6. Nf3 c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. Be2 Qb6 9. O-O) (3… e6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Bb4 6. Qd3 O-O 7. Nge2) (3… g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e5 (5. Be3 Qb6 6. Qd2 Qxb2 7. Rb1 Qa3 8. Bd3) 5… c5 6. f4 cxd4 7. Qxd4) (3… Qb6 4. a4 dxe4 (4… e5 5. dxe5 dxe4 6. a5 Qc7 7. f4) 5. a5 Qc7 6. fxe4 e5 7. Nf3) 4. fxe4 e5 (4… Nf6 5. e5 Nd5 6. c4 Nb6 7. Nc3 Bf5 8. Nf3 e6 9. Be3) 5. Nf3 exd4 (5… Bg4 6. Bc4 Nd7 7. O-O (7. c3 Ngf6 8. Qb3 Qe7 9. Qxb7 Rb8 10. Qxc6) 7… Ngf6 8. c3 Bd6 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Nbd2) 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. O-O Bc5 8. Ng5 O-O 9. Nxf7 Rxf7 10. Bxf7+ Kxf7 11. e5 *

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390 Comments

  1. Can you try this fantasy variation against stockfish, because I tried whatever you said against stockfish 14 and the dude pinned my queen. Also, it suggests to just attack knight where you said it is not necessary and just move the bishop to e3 or f4

  2. 1:47

    You're already better
    You have a massive centre
    You can chase the knight away
    And black has no play…

    Gotham with the rhymes 😉

  3. Rook h1 rook h1, what the hell does that do?

  4. Ok, so I'm gonna ask for some help here. I've tried to adapt "Pawn Storming" to my knowledge base but I seem to be doing it wrong… I always find myself in a situation where my pawns become frozen.

    Like I have G and H on the 5th rank vs their G and H on the 7th rank, but if I push H, they push G and I'm frozen; or instead it goes like: g6, fxg6; hxg6, h6; and now my pawns are stuck and their rook is active.

  5. at 11:18 , after the light square bishop trade cant'you play bG5, the only move to not trade the bishop there is bF8 (but goddamn does that look depressing), so after bG5 you play kG5 to prevent opponent from castling as that would fork the rooks with kF7? can someone explain to me why that would be bad (if it is)?

  6. At 30:38, As white can i sack the bishop by moving bishop to h6 and then play knight f6? or another idea, just straight up play knight f6?

  7. I am surprised that the fantasy is actually the best even though it damages the king side

  8. Next video: crush the fantasy variation

  9. Fantasy Variation seems to me like pure fantasy… pure chaos on the Board… :O

  10. at 18:34 you should have taken the rook with your queen than taken the queen with the bishop because that gains you points over a normal trade

  11. Yooo I just watched this video, compared to Gotham now he was way more serious and more of a “Classic” chess youtuber

  12. Levy has a way of making his ideas seem very compelling. It's a good way to learn some plans of attack.

  13. 400k subs at time of video release. Man tripled his sub count in 1 year jeesus

  14. I play 3. e5 against the fantasy and most people melt after my queen goes to b6, I've had games were my opponents resigned as early as move 6

  15. Seems like levy needs to watch this video after his game against schitco

  16. "If you want to beat me in a tournament, play the fantasy against me" oops

  17. At 5:35 you can see a beautiful example of Levy's ability of predicting future (look for January GM rr recaps if confused)

  18. And recently someone did take levi’s advice and beat him with fantasy variation🤯

  19. Man who admits its own mistakes is nothing more than a great man!

  20. Everyone in the comments: I know the caro-kaan

    Me: 1.e4 1…e5

  21. Once again, just the ticket, Outstanding video Big L, We Thank YA MUCH! … Mike.

  22. Levi: "play it at whatever time control you want, if it's 15 minutes, if it is 10 minutes" me: "1+0 take it or leave it"

  23. Ive gotten similar positions without studying this, the moves were something like e4 d5, f3 c6, d4… pretty nice position. I don't remember if I won or lost but i had a nice position for the first 10 or so moves

  24. Levy: My favorite opening is the Caro-Kann!
    Video: 1 Pawn Crushes The Caro-Kann…

  25. You look like a rabbit with that pink hoodie…

  26. could you do different variations to work it out as white with the opening pawn d4 knight e4 (white) and bishop f4 (black) I've only seen 2 ways and i'd like to expend his opening more as white

  27. Fantasy variation has won me so many games if you know the theory in 1500s

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