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Alterman’s Gambit Guide: Caro-Kann Fantasy Variation - Part 1

Opening: B12: Caro-Kann Tartakover Fantasy Variation


The "Fantasy Variation" of the Caro-Kann defense in chess, otherwise known as the Tartakower variation, begins with the simple 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 f3. The idea is to open the f-file with the pawn sacrifice and use rapid development to bring pressure on Black's kingside quickly. It isn't that difficult to learn, resembles the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit in many ways, and often leads to sacrifices and other fireworks not usually associated with the solid Caro-Kann. And in the latest of his Gambut Guide series, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at the Fantasy variation. 

Teacher's library (319) B12 opening

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Alterman’s Gambit Guide: Caro-Kann Fantasy Variation - Part 1

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