Into my mind: Caro-Kann
Recently I've been watching a decent amount of GM Daniel Naroditsky's OhMyLands speedrun,
particularly the range of videos at/slightly below my rating range. Daniel happens to play the Caro-Kann as black a lot in these videos - I also happened to be looking through my Opening Tree lately and noticed that Caro Kann was one of my most successful openings vs 1. e4, so I felt inspired to give it another try. I had previously stopped playing it because I felt that I was ending up in a lot of positions I felt uncomfrotable in, but after watching Daniel's videos, I think I was not understanding the plan of the Caro-Kann properly.
10+0 Online Rapid
- As it turns out, having a plan is a pretty good idea
- Placing the Queen on b6 is good, but know when to leave the square
- Active Rooks >> Inactive Rooks