### Chess: Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense Part II

**1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 Bf5 4 Nf3 e6 Line**

**What's the game plan for White?**

**What's the game plan for Black?**

**Also available:**

**Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense Part I**

*http://chesscoach1950.blogspot.com/2006/05/chess-understanding-caro-kann-defense.html*

**Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense Part III**

*http://chesscoach1950.blogspot.com/2006/07/chess-understanding-caro-k_115289712608313129.html*

**Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense Part IV**

*http://chesscoach1950.blogspot.com/2006/07/chess-understanding-caro-k_115290263166328522.html*

**Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense Part V**

*http://chesscoach1950.blogspot.com/2006/07/chess-understanding-caro-kann-defense_14.html*

**Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense Part VI**

*http://chesscoach1950.blogspot.com/2006/08/chess-understanding-caro-kann-defense.html*

1 e4 c6

2 d4 d5

3 e5 Bf5

4 Nf3 e6

5 Be2

**5 a3**Nd7 6 Be2 Ne7 7 O-O.

**5 c3**c5 6 Be2 Nc6 7 O-O cxd4 8 cxd4 Nge7

9 a3.

**5 c4**dxc4 6 Bxc4 Nd7 7 Nc3 Nb6 8 Bb3 Ne7

9 O-O.

**5 Be3**Nd7 6 c4 Qb6 7 Qc1 Bxb1 8 Rxb1 Bb4+

9 Bd2 dxc4 10 Bxc4 Bxd2+ 11 Qxd2 Ne7 12 O-O.

**5 Bd3**Bg6 6 O-O Nd7 7 Nc3 Ne7 8 Ne2 c5

9 c3 Nc6 10 a3 Be7 11 Re1 Rc8.

5 ... c5

**5 ... Nd7**6 O-O Ne7 7 Nh4 Bg6 8 Nd2 c5 9 c3.

**5 ... Ne7**6 O-O Nd7 7 Nh4 Bg6 8 Nd2 c5 9 c3.

**5 ... h6**6 O-O Nd7.

**5 ... a6**6 O-O Nd7.

**5 ... Be7**6 O-O h5.

**5 ... Bg6**6 O-O Nd7.

6 Be3

**6 O-O**Nc6 7 c3 cxd4 8 cxd4 Nge7 9 a3.

**6 c3**Nc6 7 O-O cxd4 8 cxd4 Nge7 9 a3 Nc8.

**6 c4**dxc4 7 Bxc4 Nc6.

6 ... cxd4

**6 ... Nd7**7 O-O Ne7 8 c4 dxc4 9 Na3 Nd5

10 Nxc4.

**6 ... Ne7**7 dxc5 Nd7 8 O-O Nc6 9 c4 dxc4

10 Na3 Bxc5

11 Bxc5 Nxc5 12 Nxc4 O-O.

**6 ... Qb6**7 Nc3 Qxb2 8 Nb5.

**6 ... Bg4**7 dxc5 Nd7 8 c4 Ne7 9 Nc3 dxc4

10 Qa4 Nc6 11 O-O-O.

7 Nxd4

7 ... Ne7

**7 ... Bg6**8 O-O Nc6 9 c4 Nge7 10 Nc3 Nxd4

11 Bxd4 dxc4 12 Nb5 Nc6 13 Bxc4.

8 c4

**8 Bg5**Qa5+ 9 Nc3 Bg6 10 O-O.

**8 O-O**Nbc6 9 c4 Nxd4 10 Bxd4 Nc6 11 cxd5 Qxd5.

**8 Nc3**Nbc6 9 Ncb5 Nxe5 10 Bf4 Qb8.

**8 f4**Bg6 9 Nc3 Nbc6 10 Ncb5 Nf5.

**8 Nd2**Nbc6 9 N2f3.

**8 Nxf5**Nxf5.

8 ... Nbc6

**8 ... dxc4**9 Nd2.

9 Qa4

**9 Nc3**Nxd4 10 Bxd4 dxc4 11 Bxc4 Nc6

12 Bb5 Be7 13 O-O O-O.

9 ... dxc4

**9 ... a6**10 Nc3 dxc4 11 Rd1.

10 Na3

10 ... Qa5+

**10 ... Qd7**11 Nxc4 Nd5 12 Nxf5 Bb4+.

11 Qxa5 Nxa5

12 Nxc4

**12 Nab5**Nd5 13 Nxf5 exf5 14 Bd2 a6 15 Nd4.

**12 Bd2**Nec6 13 Nxf5 exf5 14 Nxc4 Nxc4

15 Bxc4 Nxe5 16 Bb5+ Nc6.

12 ... Nxc4

13 Bxc4 a6

14 O-O

**14 f3**Ng6 15 Nxf5 Nxe5 16 Bb3 exf5 17 O-O-O Be7

18 Rd5 Nc6 19 Rxf5.

**14 Rc1**Be4 15 O-O Bd5 16 Be2 Rc8.

**14 Nxf5**Nxf5 15 Bb6 g5.

14 ... Be4

**14 ... Rc8**15 Rac1.

15 Rac1

15 ... Bd5

**15 ... Nd5.**

16 Be2 Rc8

**By ChessCoach@care2.com**

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