I have long been playing the Caro-Kann but I have never been able to come up with a plan according to the pawn structure in the games.
After playing d5 (and entering the Pawn exchange variation or the Advance variation) I just simply play what “seems best” but I am aware that a plan in chess is necessary. I am asking this question because I hardly ever find a typical theme in this opening (doubled pawns, backward pawns) or any other typical position which has set goals for White and Black.
I am asking so someone can enlighten me on this. Below are some positions I often reach but I am specially interested what are the goals for Black in the Advance and Pawn Exchange variations (according to theory). I highlight again, I am interested in the plan (if there exists any) in terms of the pawn structures which result from such variations. The link of this game is: https://lichess.org/0o6pkS9r/black#30