The Caro Kann is and enigma. This modest looking, slow developing defense is normally ignored by club players, in favor of the more flashy Sicilian, or Indian defenses, but Grandmasters use the Caro Kann more often, knowing it's counter-punching effects can render white's position helpless. Few players demonstrated this better than Anatoly Karpov. Below are a few gems from Karpov's peak years. The former world champion seems to find almost limitless resources from this under appreciated defense..