How to CRUSH with the Caro-Kann!

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Caro Kann Defense, Gotham Style.

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0:00 Intro
0:45 Theory
16:03 Game 1
26:00 Game 2

1. e4 c6 2. d4 (2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Bg4 (3… a6 4. d4 Bg4) 4. h3 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 e6) (2. Nc3 d5 3. Qf3) 2… d5 3. e5 (3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 (4… Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Nf3 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O Re8 9. Be3) 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. h5 Bh7 8. Nf3 Nd7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6) (3. Nd2) (3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 (4. Nf3 Nc6 (4… g6)) (4. Bd3 Nc6) 4… Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 (5… g6 6. Qb3 Bg7 7. cxd5 O-O)) (3. f3 g6 (3… dxe4 4. fxe4) 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Be3 Qb6) 3… c5 (3… Bf5 4. Nf3 (4. h4) (4. c4) (4. Nc3) 4… e6 5. Be2 c5 6. O-O Nc6) 4. c3 (4. dxc5 Nc6 (4… e6 5. Be3) 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Bf4 e6) (4. Nf3) 4… Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Nge7 *

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500 Comments

  1. Fantastic channel! Subscribed right away!
    No BS. No sleepy …direct to the point!
    5 stars!

  2. Ayo at 1300ish rating 80% of my games playing caro-kann white responds with the hill-billy attack. Anyone got a video / ideas on best way to respond

  3. Was gonna try playing the Sicilian and I noped out of that so I'm here and I have won 5/6 blitz games in the caro in a day. This is a simple, fun, imbalanced, and interesting opening that is super cool, thanks Levy.

  4. I've watched this video like 5 times because I'm too stupid to remember any of it.

  5. My favorite defense against e4. The Tal and Bronstein-Larson variations are the most interesting to me. I'll have to study that c4 response to the Botvinnik.

  6. I asked many times already… What software is Levy Rozman using to give these lessons?

  7. If chess is the game of the mind/brain why do we rely so much on the engine?

  8. The engine move for white and the most common move for white these days is to play Nf3 on move 2.

  9. “So after your opponent does these 3 logical moves you do this” RL: nobody does the logical moves

  10. I literally had a game and won with one move by caro kann.

  11. I tried playing it for the first time today without seeing this and it was wild

  12. what after we play our first move C6 and they push the E pawn to E5?

  13. In college if you get over 90% of it right you get an A. In remembering the opening I blundered a piece instead.

  14. I tried to play play the botvinnik-carls defense today against GM Joel Benjamin in a simul. It was an exciting game even though he crushed me. I had some fun threats but he saw through it all, of course. Definitely going to explore the theory more!

    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 Nc6 5. Bb5 e6 6. Be3 Bd7 7. Bxc6 Bxc6 8. Nf3

    Ne7 9. Bd4 Nf5 10. c3 Rc8 11. a4 a5 12. Nbd2 Be7 13. O-O h5 14. b4 g5 15. Nb3

    axb4 16. cxb4 g4 17. Ne1 h4 18. Qxg4 b5 19. cxb6 Bxb4 20. Nc2 Nxd4 21. Nbxd4 Bc3

    22. Ra3 Bb7 23. a5 Ba6 24. Rb1 Rc4 25. h3 Qc8 26. Rab3 Qb8 27. b7 Kd7 28. Rb6

    Qxe5 29. Rxa6 Bxd4 30. Nxd4 Rxd4 31. Qf3 Rf4 32. Qd3 Rb4 33. Rxb4 Qe1+ 34. Qf1

    Qxb4 35. Rb6 Qf4 36. Qb5+ Kc7 37. Qc6+ Kb8 38. Ra6 *

  15. GOOD LEVY!!!!!!!!!UR BIGGEST FRIEND FROM ASIS,MALAYSIA LOVE SO SO MUCH BRO.TQTQTQTTQTQ

  16. whag if they defend their e4 pawn with queen? sorry i’m new

  17. I stay till the end to hear 'Get out of here.' 😂

  18. I had a book of chess openings in the 80's that called the Caro-Kann "drawish" and the Sveshnikov was a new thing where 'the central pawn majority had some surprising wins', so I never considered the CK. I just saw these videos a cpl weeks ago and started playing it and absolutely love it. Even the bad positions from a CK are better than a bad position in the Sicilian.

    I

  19. my daily opponent played c4 after c5 and im so confused help

  20. The Caro-Kann is a horrible opening for beginners.

  21. If Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player than u r the greatest chess coach

  22. I got hit with “that position” tonight. I didn’t know this defense. I don’t really know any defense. I was going to learn the Scandinavian but it didn’t stick.

    So second game in 15yrs on black vs a player, I left that diagonal wide open after stumbling into that position XD

  23. caro khann sucks if you dont get the openings down… and learn to respond to advanced variant… BUT IF U KNOW HOW TO RESPOND CORRECTLY CARO KHAN IS BEASZT MODEEEE CHESS!!!

  24. I watch this video many times because I keep forgot the line

  25. But what if white opens on queen side pond?

  26. Is the Caro-Kann somewhat viable on a 2000+ level?

  27. Let's go i am above 5 percent of ppl above 700

  28. Literally watched this video, then went and put it into practice. Beat two people in a row, so I'm just never gonna use this again and keep my 100% win rate

  29. Wow! Just watch every second by second. It's worth it…

  30. at beginning when knight threatens e5 pawn, it can be easily pinned bybishop. so first pawn a7 must be developed

  31. This opening made me grow 100 rating points in just 2 1/2 weeks! (That is in rapid, I use blitz for practicing games).

  32. brooo, those openings seems so good i'm out here wondering "how tf do i even win with white"

  33. After watching this, and trying to play these lines I have gone up from 900 to 1200. I think I could go higher if I learn an opening for white, to the extent I did with this Opening. Thanks Levy you’re the best!

  34. I love you sooo much brooooo
    credit to most of my wins goes to you, but the sad part is im 700 rated even tho im not frickin supposed to be it
    i love chess and ik literally every basic stuff but i make silly mistakes
    Anyways love you bro <33333 plssss continue to upload dont retire plsss dont we love you a lot bro

  35. 6:47 interesting to see who this Caro lines end it up in French position, but with the White Bishop out.

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