Blitz Chess #395: Caro-Kann Defense: Advance, Short variation

An important question for black when faced with a white pawn on e5 in the Caro-Kann Advanced is, “How can I organize my kingside minor pieces?” With black’s thematic pawn break being c5, this conveniently opens up the c6 square for the king knight. d7 on the other hand is reserved for the queen knight. With white playing an early c4, the middlegame becomes slightly volatile, making the element of time an important factor. Would there be time to complete development?

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1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O Nd7 7. b3 c5 8. Bb2 Nc6 9. c4 dxc4 10. Bxc4 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. Qxd4 Bc5 13. Qf4 O-O 14. Nc3 Nb6 15. Rad1 Qe7 16. Bd3 Bxd3 17. Rxd3 Rfd8 18. Rfd1 Rxd3 19. Rxd3 Rd8 20. Qe4 Rxd3 21. Qxd3 Bb4 22. Ne4 Nd5 23. g3 Qc7 24. a3 Be7 25. h4 h6 26. Kg2 Qc6 27. Kf3 a6 28. Qc4 Qd7 29. Bd4 Bxa3 30. Bc5 Bxc5 31. Qxc5 Qc6 32. Qd6 Qc2 33. Nc5 Qd1+ 34. Kg2 Qe2 35. Kg1 Qe1+ 36. Kg2 Qe2 37. Kg1 Qe1+ 38. Kg2 Qe2 39. Kg1 Qe1+ 40. Kg2

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