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New: Fabien Libiszewski: The surprising 3.d3 against the Caro-Kann

by ChessBase Shop - 07/07/2024

Revolutionize your approach to the Caro-Kann Defense with this unique guide. We boldly confront the Caro-Kann Defense with the upcoming move 1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d3!? With this highly strategic choice, we disrupt Black’s typical patterns and comfort zones and enter an early endgame full of chances for you. This line, championed by the AI phenomenon Leela Zero, has been embraced by top-level players including Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Nepomniachtchi, Firouzja, Giri, and many more. In this new Fritztrainer, improve your knowledge in Caro-Kann by learning from French GM Fabien Libiszewski. Grab this new Fritztrainer and strengthen your theoretical arsenal. Photo: ChessBase

The surprising 3.d3 against the Caro-Kann

By Fabien Libiszewski

In this Fritztrainer, you will learn how to handle the resulting endgame after 3... dxe4 4.dxe4 Qxd1+ 5.Kxd1, discover the intricacies of exchanges and pawn structures to maximize your advantage.

Moreover, you will develop a deep understanding of the positions and learn to outmaneuver your opponent’s other 3rd moves just as well as the endgame without countless theoretical lines, creating a comprehensive repertoire.


Get ready to conquer the board and have fun against the Caro-Kann.

• Video running time: 3 hours 25 minutes

• With interactive training including video feedback

• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps – Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels

Buy Fabien Libiszewski: The surprising 3.d3 against the Caro-Kann

System requirements


Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.



PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX 10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11 and internet access for program activation.



Minimum: MacOS "Yosemite" 10.10



iPad, Tablet, Desktop, Laptop etc.

About the Author

Fabien Libiszewski was born on 5 January 1984 in St Etienne, France. He is a GM since 2009. His peak Elo rating was 2547. While Fabien continues to play actively, he now also has a solid experience as a coach, notably as the captain of the French mixed team. By producing Fritztrainer, he adds a new dimension to his work.

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