The Caro-Kann

“The opening is named after the English player Horatio Caro and the Austrian Marcus Kann who analysed it in 1886…The Caro–Kann is a common defense against the King’s Pawn Opening and is classified as a “Semi-Open Game” like the Sicilian Defence and French Defence, although it is thought to be more solid and less dynamic than either of those openings. It often leads to good endgames for Black, who has the better pawn structure.” (Source: Wikipedia)

The Caro–Kann Defence opens with: 1. e4 c6


Below are some translated chesspoems of games that begin with the Caro-Khan.

Vladimir Kramnik vs Peter Leko (Brissago, 2004)

made-up centre and person 
negatively blazes estimated ownership, thicket 
or opposition hooded thicket 

this yelp, rotation onto texture 
inputs or squares bug 

forward switch or this magician 

database pines and punctuates 
monochromatic viewpoint below colour, quantity 
imbues strand among long cord

Aron Nimzowitsch vs Jose Raul Capablanca (New York (1927))

made-up centre, the hour and 
limb, path and opposition and 
gear shades horizon inside texture 

Where is every makeshift limb?
What is that playful circuit?

Imagine drugged wink darkens opposite intruder!

If some iron inverts strand, 
What robustly violates?

intruding fur, imbued smoke, that 
verbose word automatically keys shoreline 

riotous light upon 

Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov (Linares (2001))

made-up centre, molecule and 
curiosity opposes or forgets path 

textured wink or the clutter 
outside automaton or mimic or 
a dark zealously shades play 

any suspended preacher specifically conserves 
possessed noise

 Alexander Morozevich vs Vassily Ivanchuk (Mallorca (2004))

made-up centre or estimate 
breakably binds opposite foreground, riddle 
or globe horizontal companion 

fortunate ray, pathological cremation, the 
regal form robustly strands binary 

a specimen a estimated mimic 
devilishly stains

 Alexander Morozevich vs Viktor Bologan (Sochi (2004))

make-up zealously estimates and opposes 
each stubborn noise and bookshelf 

If black fork blesses wink, 
What industriously suspends?

this permanence yelps strand, ampersand 
permanently joins or fires person 

cloth noise