How to CRUSH with the Caro-Kann!

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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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  1. I dont like the Caro-kann, from the very start a pawn sets where his black queen knight should be, and is a wasted move

  2. Bobby Fischer thought the Caro-Kann is for losers, I agree!

  3. I think Gotham does not know about the hill billy attack against the caro kann. I am always crushing these caro kann players with it hehe. Even Hikaru didn’t know about it once in a stream but it is amazing

  4. Question: at around the 5:30 mark when taking about the advanced variation, you don’t cover what to do if they don’t take your pawn and instead play bishop to b5. What’s the best response to that?

  5. I forgot the opening now I have to rewatch the video

  6. my only issue with the advanced variation is when they pin your c6 knight to your king, preventing you from recapturing the lost pawn at any point. Feels like a very precarious position after qa5# and nc3

  7. 18:51, why didnt you take the e5 pawn with your knight, that way if he captured back with knight you can take his queen and you’re threatening his knight. Don’t kill me im just 1,000

  8. doesnt even feel like a 30 minute video man I could watch these all day

  9. when I do black bishop to g4 then I always get countered by white pawn to h3. Can you guys explain why it is bad to counter it using the pawn to h3

  10. I am here for the 5th time in a month because I forgot a line again

  11. but then the knight is left in the center and the queen can take it back, what do i do next?

  12. Watched this video and tried it out. Second mate I use it the guy chats to me saying "average gothamchess enjoyer, giga chad move" I then proceed to be on the back foot the whole game but battle back to take him down. Love it when chatting shit back fires

  13. What am i doing 2:50 when the opponent plays bishop b5 instead of the knight?

  14. Unfortunately… People just try the scholar's mate against whatever the heck I do in my level 😑😑

  15. I stopped playing chess for a very long time (about 12 years).
    The place I was living before I moved out, was making me mentally fragile and I stopped doing things I love to do because my head was so tired. Now, I've gained the passion for chess again and you are an amazing teacher and player. I'm 25 years old but it is never too late to become a master. Thank you, Levi.

  16. I used to hate Caro kann cuz it's hard to use but now it's pretty good

  17. This video helped me a lot. I am a 800 and managed to beat an 1000 with this opening. Thanks for the help levy 👍

  18. This is not helpful at all, i tried all of these variations against Antonio (1500 elo bot) and haven´t won a single time-

  19. I tried the Sicilian Defense but then understood that I was not worth it because it has so much theory my head would burst up and still won't get it.I like the Caro-Kann defense because it's you who is teaching.Without much of theory,only the things which is necessary and the fact that this opening relies on our intellect rather than the mainlines

  20. Great content. I just can’t keep up. So fast and hard to understand

  21. I tried this the first chance I got and ran into something the computer labeled 'Hillbily' idk what I did but apparently following your rules of simple developing moves while constantly looking for checks, captures and attacks worked since I won. Sad to say I had 3 mistakes and 4 blunders according to the computer.

  22. When you mentioned the Karpov with …Nd7, …Ngf6 (9:35), I felt like you really needed to warn your viewers about Qe2. 🙂 (For anyone interested: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Qe2?! Ngf6?? 6. Nd6#)
    Thank you for this great video and for great content in general. 🙂

  23. too passive for us. wed rather go for a attack

  24. good lesson, enjoyed the variation explanation

  25. why not just do en passent on the first part of this video? it would confuse the hell out of the player because they most likely wouldn't know that the move is legal

  26. every time I bring my knight to C6 as in 2:47 it gets attacked by the enemy bishop and then I have to cover it with my own light square bishop and I cant use it to pin the enemy knight … what do I do with this

  27. If you see this, I want to let you know this is a great and enterteining video about the Caro Kann defense by GhotamChess

  28. Are there any gambits white can play not playing d4 which makes car kann defense useless? Or are there any moves which make caro kann weak ?

  29. I love that he calls it “terrifying” 😂

  30. I don't understand it. I'm low Elo and lose 80% of my games. I have much more success with Sicilian

  31. Do you have any B6 videos. I can’t find any

  32. Bro magnus hanging mate is my background on my school computer

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