“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
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
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