• Club Level

    Based on variations that we expect you to see in games against non-masters.

  • Consistency

    Similar lines and themes are repeated across chapters and variations.

  • Plans

    Each line leaves you with a plan, without going too deep into the weeds.

Course Curriculum

    1. Panov & Accelerated Panov Repertoire Video

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. Test your understanding

    1. Exchange Repertoire Video

    2. Test your understanding

    3. Bonus YouTube Content

    1. Tartakower Accepted Repertoire Video

    2. Test your understanding

About this course

  • $59.99
  • 30 lessons
  • 8 hours of video content
  • PGN Download
  • Chapter quizzes

We study openings too much. Way too much.

So why did we make an opening course? Let me explain our reasoning.

We surveyed hundreds of chess players and those who improved the most studied openings using just 5% of their total chess time. We made this repertoire to get you to 5%.

This repertoire is a complete defense against 1.e4 in just 90 lines.

There is no reason to spend hours and hours memorizing opening lines you will never see. We've all been there. We are studying line 400 of a 1000+ line opening repertoire and wondering if we'll ever use it. We're wondering if we are wasting our valuable chess time.

90 Lines

We condensed everything you will see into just 90 lines. The Caro-Kann takes time to learn, but you can review it in under an hour.

Just 90 lines? Won't you miss out on essential traps, novelties, and gotchya's? Yes and no.

We're going to be recommending offbeat lines. We often recommend strange-looking moves that are 4th or 5th most popular. We will get white out of book before we are.

Plans

Since we have fewer lines, we focus heavily on the resulting plans.

After each line, we leave you with a plan. Never be left in the dark. You will know the best places to put your pieces and how to navigate the middlegame.

Our recommendations are very consistent, and you will see many common plans, ideas, and motifs. If you forget a repertoire move in your games-- don't worry. It will be easy to recover. You will know the ideas behind the position.

The best part? The Caro-Kann scores better than any other defense against 1.e4 at the club level. We'll show you exactly why.

What do you get?

You'll receive a 14,000-word PGN file covering the entire repertoire and around 8 hours of videos. It is delivered instantly to your inbox.

You will get lifetime access to our premium discord. If you have any questions, a line doesn't make sense, or you want to hang out, join hundreds of other chess improvers in our discord. You'll get clarity in minutes.

 

We know you'll love this course as much as we do

If you aren't satisfied with the course in the first 30 days, we will issue a full refund.

Reviews

5 star rating

Best Caro-Kann for an Club player

George Harris

Want some solid lines with a bit of an offbeat feel? This is the Caro-Kann course for you! Matt and Jesse do a really nice job explaining not just the lines, but the ideas behind the positions.

Want some solid lines with a bit of an offbeat feel? This is the Caro-Kann course for you! Matt and Jesse do a really nice job explaining not just the lines, but the ideas behind the positions.

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5 star rating

Great Course!

Jonathan Elmore

The course offers a full set of responses for black for anything white plays against the Caro Kann. I especially think the ideas against the Panov attack are amazing and have already won me a few games. Each chapter is about playing dynamically a...

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The course offers a full set of responses for black for anything white plays against the Caro Kann. I especially think the ideas against the Panov attack are amazing and have already won me a few games. Each chapter is about playing dynamically and attacking/counterattacking early. They do a great job of aiming this at club players, but still keeping us in contact with the mainlines and engine recommendations. If you play the Caro Kann or want to play the Caro Kann get this one!

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Meet your lead instructor

Matt Jensen earned the National Master title at age 29. He's a trained Statistician and experienced chess coach. Matt's passionate about helping adult improvers reach their goals while having fun.