Sicilian Kan

Overview

The Sicilian Kan is one of the most flexible and easy-to-play variations of the entire Sicilian complex. In contrast to opening monsters such as the infamous Dragon and Najdorf Variations, Black players are not forced to memorize massive chunks of opening theory. Success in the Sicilian Kan is more dependent on understanding certain principles and a system of development. Another point in its favor is that even more experienced White players are often flummoxed by Black's elastic approach. Recently the Kan has ...

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Overview

The Sicilian Kan is one of the most flexible and easy-to-play variations of the entire Sicilian complex. In contrast to opening monsters such as the infamous Dragon and Najdorf Variations, Black players are not forced to memorize massive chunks of opening theory. Success in the Sicilian Kan is more dependent on understanding certain principles and a system of development. Another point in its favor is that even more experienced White players are often flummoxed by Black's elastic approach. Recently the Kan has received a seal of approval from the highest places, with both Kasparov and Kramnik employing it in the last couple of years.
In this book, Grandmaster John Emms considers both the popular main lines and the tricky sidelines of the Sicilian Kan. Using illustrative games, Emms guides the reader through the positional and tactical intricacies of this modern opening.

*Written by a leading openings expert
*Includes games from world class grandmasters
*An ideal weapon at all levels

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857443028
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

John Emms is one of Britain's strongest Grandmasters and a member of the English national team. He has also carved out a reputation for being an excellent chess writer and has many works under his name. He wrote Simple Chess and Attacking with 1 e4, and he is also a co-author of the Nunn┬┐s Chess Openings.

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Table of Contents

Bibliography 6
Preface 7
Introduction 9
1 e4 c5 2 [Knight] f3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 [Knight] xd4 a6
5 [Bishop] d3
1 5 [Bishop] d3 Knight f6 6 0-0 [King] c7 7 [King] e2 d6 12
2 5 [Bishop] d3 [Knight] f6 6 0-0 [King] c7: Seventh move alternatives 46
3 5 [Bishop] d3 [Knight] f6 6 0-0 d6 60
4 5 [Bishop] d3 [Bishop] c5 82
5 5 [Bishop] d3: Fifth move alternatives for Black 112
5 Knight c3
6 5 [Knight] c3 [King] c7 129
7 5 [Knight] c3 b5 6 [Bishop] d3 [King] b6!? 156
8 5 [Knight] c3 b5: Sixth move alternatives 173
5 c4
9 5 c4 182
Index of Complete Games 191
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