Attacking the Caro

Horacio Caro
White plays for a sharp kingside attack by opening the g-file ... by GM Gawain Jones

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Qe2 O-O 14.Nf1 (instead of 14.Ne4), followed by a quick g4 scored very well for White until Rodshtein found a path to the draw in 2010 (with 14...c5). In Shyam,N-Barbosa,O, Black instead tried 14...Kh8!? Followed by sacrificing a piece, 15. Rg1 Nb6!? 16. c4 Qc7 17. g4 c5 18. g5 cxd4!? 19. gxf6 Bxf6 20. b3 a5 21. Qd3. By the time Black played 21...a4:

Diagram after 21...a4

it was clear he was on top, and he won within a few moves. However, White does of course have improvements.

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