Monday, January 03, 2011

Caveman Sighted at Hastings

Position after 8.e6!!
There was a Caveman sighting at Hastings!  FM Steve Giddins annotates the game Kaufeld - Gibbs (java replay here and also at TWIC), from the third round of play at the Hastings Masters, where White demonstrated my favorite way of playing the Advance Variation of the Caro-Kann (discussed here about four years ago in several articles: The Caveman Caro-Kann, Caveman Blitz and Caveman Redux).  As Giddins quotes Jack Rudd after 8.e6!! (see diagram above): "I don't know what's going on in this position, but I like it!"  Check it out and then try it yourself, if only for kicks.  Hat tip Michaelangelooo.

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