The Caro-Kann Defence has a justified reputation for reliability, making it an attractive choice for players with a preference for positional play. However in recent years many new dangerous ideas have been discovered for White which makes a study of the theoretical main lines imperative for competitive players. The Panov Attack against the Caro-Kann, 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4, covered in this second volume in the series, leads to a rapid opening of lines and very lively piece play with prospects of a quick attack on the kingside, queenside or the centre. Former world champion Anatoly Karpov and his collaborator Mikhail Podgaets select and analyse the essential main lines that provide Black not only with security, but also with active play.
About the Author Anatoly Karpov is a living legend of the chess; he has dominated the world of the chess for over a decade as the world chess champion between 1975 and 1985. Garry Kasparov, the current champion, dethroned him and the two ideologically opposed Russians have had a bitter rivalry ever since. Anatoly Karpov is also the winner of the largest number of tournaments in the history of the chess, with more than 160 due tournaments. He is considered the best positional player of history of chess and is the author of several other books on chess theory.