CARO–KANN DEFENSE
[Event "Caro-Kann Defense"] [Site "TEST"] [Date "2012.05.2"] [Round "1"] [White "Kasparov President"] [Black "Kasparov President"] [Result ""] [ECO ""] [WhiteElo "2800"] [BlackElo "2800"] [Annotator "Mraovich,Robert"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "1"] [EventCountry "RUS"] [EventCategory "17"] [SourceDate "2012.05.2"] {Kasparov President} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 (9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Qc7 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O e6 13. Qe2 O-O-O 14. Ne5 Nb6 15. Ba5 Rd5 16. Bxb6 axb6 17. f4 Bd6 18. Kb1 Rd8 19. c3 {different move order but same basic position...}) 9...Bxd3 10. Qxd3 (10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Qc7 13. O-O-O Ngf6 14. Ne4 O-O-O 15. g3 Nxe4 16. Qxe4 Nf6 17. Qe2 Bd6 18. c4 c5 19. Bc3 cxd4 20. Nxd4 a6 21. Kb1)10...Qc7 11. Bd2 e6 12. Qe2 Ngf6 13. O-O-O O-O-O 14. Ne5 Nb6 15. Ba5 Rd5 16. Bxb6 axb6 17. f4 Bd6 18. Kb1 Rd8 19. c3 Kb8 20. Nf1 Bxe5 21. fxe5 Nh7 22. Ne3 R5d7 23. Nc4 Ng5 24. Rhf1 c5 25. Nd6 Qc6 26. Rf4 f6 27. Rdf1

The Caro–Kann idea is to challenge white in the center with ...c6 and ...d5 and still keep the possibility of the light–squared bishop to come out and get outside the pawn–chain. Some of the greats used this defense like Petrosian. Bobby Fischer would play against this defense and experience some difficulty. It is a solid defense if played correctly.

Kasparov

The Kasparov Attack goes:
1.e4 c6
2.d4 d5
3.Nc3 dxe4
4.Nxe4 Nd7
5.Nf3 Ngf6
6.Ng3