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Friday, May 27, 2011
White to play.
I have annotated the game Lahno - Khotenashvili, European Women's Individual Championship, Tbilisi 2011. It received passing reference from Malcolm Pein and was brought to my attention by Caveman aficionado Michelangelooo. It is a pleasure to see GM Kateryna Lahno playing the Caveman Caro-Kann, which I have written about here a number of times. GM Lahno may be the highest rated player to have used this tricky line, which invites her opponent to chase after a Rook with her Queen at the risk of falling into a wooly mammoth trap in the process. Though Khotenashvili did not test her preparation fully, Lahno played a very nice game and concluded things in stunning fashion (see diagram above). Previous pieces on the Caveman Caro-Kann include: