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Sicilian, Kan Variation

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The Kan Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 a6.

  Black creates a bed of thorns with his pawns to prevent the invasion of white's knights.

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  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    sonty

    After the third move e6, if white does not move d4 and moves e5, the what can black do because his kingside knight is blocked?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    Archerknight

    So thats its name.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    cxue2010

    I know black is preventing the invasion of white's knight, but I see a position advantage for white.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    aspen101

    Looks more like the Scicilian Dutch variation.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    risz007

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    fritsstorms

    @sonty: After white plays 3. e5 you can easy equalize with 3. ... d5 The game often transposes to a line in the french defence which is considered harmless for black: 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    aLkhEn

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    bambam101

    it doesnt seem to be doing anything at that time because  it doesnt stop what white is trying to do

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    Supertriceratops

    I think a6 is a very good move.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #10

    rowsweep

    The purpose behind the Kan is to allow black to play a waiting and flexible game.

    But it is a solid opening.  It was used by Fischer in the last game of the 1972 Fischer-Spassky match to defeat Spassky.



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