by Anatoly Karpov and Mikhail Podgaets

The Caro-Kann Defence has a justified reputation for reliability, making it an attractive choice for players with a preference for positional play. However, in recent years many new dangerous ideas have been discovered for White, which makes a study of the theoretical main lines imperative for competitive players.

The Panov Attack against the Caro-Kann, 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4, covered in this second volume in the series, leads to a rapid opening of lines and very lively piece play with prospects of a quick attack on the kingside, queenside or the centre. Former world champion Anatoly Karpov and his collaborator Mikhail Podgaets select and analyse the essential main lines that provide Black not only with security, but also with active play.

About the authors
In his long and highly successful chess career Anatoly Karpov played a series of memorable world title matches against Korchnoi and Kasparov and gained a record-breaking number of first prizes in grandmaster tournament play. Mikhail Podgaets is an International Master, trainer and theoretician who is noted for his expertise on the Caro-Kann Defence.