By Peter Wells

"...this is a heavily stable commencing booklet ... Wells [is] within the leading edge of writers who push the standard of chess books ever forward." - Munroe Morrison, Open File

The Caro-Kann is without doubt one of the preferred responses to one e4 among gamers of all degrees. Black stakes a declare to the vital squares and seeks loose improvement for all his items. whereas reliable, it's on no account a drawing weapon - the ensuing positions ordinarily include no less than a level of imbalance and the serious traces bring about sharp positions with possibilities for either side. Many new ways for either side were built in recent times, and a superb knowing of those principles is essential for someone trying to deal with both sides of the Caro with success.

Peter Wells publications you thru each one department of the Caro-Kann, giving insights into the nature of every line and a chess professional's view of the character of the ensuing play. we're additionally offered with an absolutely updated review of the present theoretical status of the foremost diversifications. Wells shows significant difficulties the place they exist, and assesses that are the main battlegrounds for the longer term. despite the fact that, this booklet doesn't supply only a lofty viewpoint; the Caro-Kann was once Wells's normal commencing while he used to be emerging throughout the ranks of junior and novice chess, so he's additionally capable of offer many useful and infrequently fun bills of ways the Caro-Kann fares opposed to erroneous, overambitious or regimen play via White.

"Whoever is studying the Caro-Kann or desires to realize it greater, should have this. a stunning establishing publication which you'll savor possessing! An absolute must-buy." - Martin Rieger, www.freechess.de

Peter Wells is a grandmaster from England who usually competes in foreign tournaments and workforce occasions. He used to be runner-up within the British Championship in 1991, 1999 and 2004. Wells is a broadly acclaimed author, famous for his paintings on either establishing play and middlegame method. He has a wealth of expertise as a coach, together with performing as a moment for Luke McShane, and helping Michael Adams on the San Luis global Championship in 2005. His prior booklet for Gambit used to be Chess defined: The Queen's Indian.

"Wells's prose type is a deal with. He in actual fact relishes his possibilities to word matters in philosophic phrases, with out doing so gratuitously. This not just supplies us a extra nuanced view of the sport, it makes for pleasing analyzing. ... you'll nearly get your money's worthy from the booklet via easily enjoying via his statement at the team of video games with the [3 e5 Bf5] four Nc3/5g4 edition, with its terribly wealthy set of dynamic and positional components. Toss in his wonderful exposition on whilst and why the fast plan works (and whilst it does not) and you have an educational pamphlet at the boost edition that by myself justifies deciding to buy this book." - IM John Watson, TWIC

"Peter has written a really informative booklet the following and has performed a superb activity at the causes and the strains, that are good selected for the aim of educating readers an important provide of principles, options and ideas guiding them throughout the magnificent global of this defence. This writer has truly performed the strains during this ebook himself and also you get the sensation that he has now not held whatever again while writing it, for instance, the insurance of the complicated is especially solid. This ebook won't simply swimsuit gamers new to the hole but additionally those who already play this defence, and i am yes that it'll heighten the recognition of the Caro-Kann between all chess avid gamers! very good paintings - and it's a needs to for fanatics and soon-to-be fanatics of the Caro-Kann as Peter is arguably the best chess writers round on the moment." - Michael Stevenson, New Zealand Chess

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