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Last updated on 8/9/07, 10:38 PM.
The Kan Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nd4 a6.
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?
So thats its name.
I know black is preventing the invasion of white's knight, but I see a position advantage for white.
Looks more like the Scicilian Dutch variation.
@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
it doesnt seem to be doing anything at that time because it doesnt stop what white is trying to do
I think a6 is a very good move.
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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