This post opens a new series of videos. One of the basic chess principles that we learn is that we shouldn’t develop our Queen too early because it can often be attacked, allowing our opponent to develop and improve the position of his pieces while our Queen sidesteps those attacks. Of course, the Queen can often get trapped on a crowded board as well.
In this video, we’ll take a look at early Queen activity by Black in the Caro-Kann Advance variation. I show a game that I just played today, as well as a game from the 2011 U.S. Championship between two longtime U.S. chess icons. Enjoy the video and stay tuned for future segments!
Here is a link to the game between Christiansen and Seirawan.
Link to my game shown in the video.
Link to great video by GM Ben Finegold, Crushing the Caro!