The Caro-Kann Defense

The Caro-Kann Defense, unlike the usual 1… e5 and 1… c5 responses, has become a very popular chess opening lately for Black and now has the reputation of being one of the most solid responses against 1.e4. It was named after two people, Horatio Caro and Marcus Kann, who had analyzed this opening together and… Read: The Caro-Kann Defense

Caro-Kann Defense

The English Opening

Besides the common opening moves 1.e4 and 1.d4, white’s most popular move is 1.c4, known as the English opening. It is called the English because it was introduced and regularly played by the English unofficial World Chess Champion Howard Staunton in the 1840s and 1850s. Although it has its own style, the opening is very… Read: The English Opening

English Opening