Cramping the Caro-Kann – With Grandmaster So’s 1 e4

The release of Grandmaster So’s Lifetime Repertoires: 1. e4 (Part 2) is very good news for King’s pawn players hoping for an early advantage. This part of the course deals with three particularly strong and popular Black defences: The Sicilian, French and Caro-Kann. In a nutshell, the recommendations against the first two are 3 Bb5(+) and […]

Candidates Tournament 2018: The Ultimate Preview

As the players arrive in Berlin for the start of the 2018 Candidates Tournament, our writer BRYAN CASTRO brings us his ultimate tournament preview: Finding a Challenger From March 10, eight of the top players in the world will be battling it in the Candidates Tournament to see who will face Magnus Carlsen for the […]