Alexey Bezgodov, "The Extreme Caro-Kann: Attacking Black with 3.f3"

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Alexey Bezgodov, "The Extreme Caro-Kann: Attacking Black with 3.f3"

Alexey Bezgodov, "The Extreme Caro-Kann: Attacking Black with 3.f3"
Publisher: New In Chess | 2014 | ISBN: 9056914693 | English | PDF | 270 pages | 41.4 Mb

Alexey Bezgodov presents an unusual idea for White against the ever popular Caro-Kann Defence. The Russian Grandmaster and chess opening expert advocates a very early deviation, the annoying and little explored 3.f3!?

This move may look unimpressive at first sight, but it considerably complicates life for Caro-Kann players, as it makes Black’s main problem bigger: the development of his bishop on c8. Small wonder that an increasing number of strong grandmasters, such as Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Morozevich and Judit Polgar, have incorporated this move in their repertoire.

After 3.f3!? the bishop on c8 has nowhere to go, and Black will often struggle to avoid enduring problems. White’s chances to obtain an advantage are substantial, as Bezgodov shows in this fascinating new chapter in modern chess opening theory, packed with original analysis and clear explanations.
A very good and honest opening book with serious and deep analysis. The many novelties and new ideas make this system a weapon against the Caro-Kann that one should not underestimate. (Martin Rieger Schachwelt)

The Extreme Caro-Kann effectively takes Black out of his comfort zone, which isn't an easy task against this defense. Overall an excellent book from Bezgodov. The author has certainly persuaded me that 3.f3 is more than just a surprise weapon. So Caro-Kann practitioners should get hold of this book before their opponents do! (Grandmaster Glenn Flear, author of Starting Out: Open Games)

A through study of the move 3.f3, chock-full of surprising variations. This system turns out to be perfectly playable. (Richard Vedder, FIDE Master, Netherlands

There's plenty of fresh material and inspirational games in The Extreme Caro-Kann. Unprepared opponents who run into 3.f3 will struggle to get the sort of game they are hoping for and could well end up on the wrong end of the crushing miniature. (Marshtower Chess Reviews)

Model games are used and there are plenty of lengthy verbal explanations. Bezgodov delves deeply when necessary and not every variation ends in an advantage for White. Aggressive players looking for something fresh and fighting against the Caro-Kann may find this book just what they wanted, while Caro-Kann aficionados may want this book for the purpose of self-defense. (Dennis Monokroussos The Chess Mind)

Alexey Bezgodov, "The Extreme Caro-Kann: Attacking Black with 3.f3"