2. A Matanovic vs Petrosian, (B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 4 J Peters vs C Lakdawala, (B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation. More recent alternatives are Grandmaster Repertoire: The Caro Kann by Lars Schandorff and The Caro Kann Move by Move by Lakdawala. The Caro-Kann has 15 ratings and 3 reviews. Steven said: I have a few of Lakdawala’s move by move books and he has a unique and irreverent writing style.

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It ended in quite a disaster for him; I’ve never been a Karpov fan, but I felt pity for such a great player! He isn’t just choosing random openings and doing database dumps a la Schiller.

Its laodawala light on analysis, due to the limited page count, but it does a nice job of covering the essentials. Bf5 bears more similarity with the Slav Classical.

The Caro-Kann: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala

Anyone notice that this author is cranking out the chess books these days at a frenetic rate? Re1 Bc5, which looks roughly equal. Not only have I come away with a clear program of study but also a much deeper theoretical understanding than I would ordinarily have after reading one of these. He is quite instructive and entertaining. Jonatan Sotelo is currently reading it Sep 13, Schandorff’s Panov coverage is more reliable than Houka’s, too, assuming you are ok with the well known endgame line there.


There is nothing on Does Lakdawala cover 1. I loved the Socratic banter and the use of space in the book’s design. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.

Cyrus Lakdawala cannot be stopped

Nc6, plus nice to see his section on the Fantasy variation covers a move I’ve not seen in the books before, The promotional material and jacket blurb should make it clear that the main line is not addressed.

Jan 29, Looking at the statistics, one cannot really blame him for that, I guess! Nd2, which seems to be quite en vogue these days, is only covered in a side note p. There is no time to refer to a book during a 3 0 game. Maybe one day somebody will write a book about the C-K Advance Variation without 4.

Jan 18, 7. I would recommend his opening books even if you do not play the opening itself, just because of the detailed and enlightening annotations of complete games. Refresh and try again.

I think that Houska provides the best explanations. After having a short look of the position after 4.

ChessPub Forum – Lakdawala on the CK

Lists with This Book. Although there are so many ideas now carp so many transpositions between them its terrifying. Eric Schiller is from the U. He’s a bit arrogant on his variations though, taking the attitude that “it’s a better line, just trust me” and I have had some disastrous games playing some of his variations. Jan 27, Now Houska proposes Readator marked it as to-read Dec 30, Both of lakdswala good; neither of us superstars.


I think White is going to have to commit to something definite first. Steve Westmoreland rated it liked it Dec 20, I briefly glanced at the csro chapter King’s Indian Attack and 2 Ne2″.

Nge2 variation can still use the book to play Even if the books do not cover the variation you want to play, they offer great value for money. Lakdawala on the CK Read times.

Ne2 Best regards, Zwischenzugzwang. PS I personally enjoy Lakdawala’s anecdotes. Cyrus continually cracked me up as I went through his commentary on games presenting these variations.

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