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Sicilian Kan for White


  • 17 months ago · Quote · #21

    netzach

    Agree. Impossible to manage and 52% timeout becomes an awkward consequence resulting from overcommitment.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #22

    RybkaShredder

    Yeah; I know it's a bad habit. I intend to cut it down to about 10 at a time

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #23

    satxusa

    Rybka Shredder,

    I play the Kan variation of the Sicilian 5. .. Qc7 6. Qg4! is the most challenging line I have played against.

    Blacks kingside is lacking luster and that 6. Qg4 really highlights that fact and hinders blacks development.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #24

    Expertise87

    5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Qg4 g6 8.Qe2 d6 9.a4 is this a good line? I understand 5...Bc5 is not the move discussed

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #26

    rwang

    satxusa wrote:

    Rybka Shredder,

    I play the Kan variation of the Sicilian 5. .. Qc7 6. Qg4! is the most challenging line I have played against.

    Blacks kingside is lacking luster and that 6. Qg4 really highlights that fact and hinders blacks development.

    that is why i play the taimanov

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #27

    RybkaShredder

    satxusa wrote:

    Rybka Shredder,

    I play the Kan variation of the Sicilian 5. .. Qc7 6. Qg4! is the most challenging line I have played against.

    Blacks kingside is lacking luster and that 6. Qg4 really highlights that fact and hinders blacks development.

    Can you please tell me which 5th move for white should be played? You only mentioned 6. Qg4

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #29

    RybkaShredder

    I'm not here for sarcasm. I'm here to see some variations withoit paying money

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #30

    satxusa

    5.Nc3 is a good option.  I'm not a GM or expert and there are other moves, but to get into that 6. Qg4 variation Nc3 works just fine.

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6. Qg4

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #32

    FirebrandX

    pfren wrote:
    RybkaShredder wrote:

    I'm not here for sarcasm. I'm here to see some variations withoit paying money

    I'm afraid I can't help then. I do teach some people for free, but explicitly not dumb ones.

    Damn, that was razor-sharp and cold. Very well played, sir!

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #33

    shashwatchakraborti

    plutonia wrote:

    If you don't want to play safe and prefer to attack, I have found this really cool line in the book Experts vs the Sicilian

     

     

     

    The thing about Nc3 is that you might encounter Bb4, that combined with Qc7 would win a pawn. But with compensation for white.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #34

    912837465

    The English Attack is a complete and total bust against the Kan.  One of the reasons I play the Kan - there's no English attack, Bg5 Najdorf, Keres Attack type of "systems" that White can employ.  The disadvantages of the Kan are the active pieces for White with the Kn on d4 and the Bishop on d3 and that because Black doesn't force an early Nc3, White has all kinds of options.  Sometimes the game looks more like a French than a Sicilian.

    As a Kan player myself, if you want slow and positional, I'd rec the g3 lines for White or the Bind variations with c4.  The g3 lines are easy for White to play, though by move 15 or so Black can assume an initiative if you aren't doing something.  The Bind variations are far, far more complex, despite appearances.  The Hedgehog stuff usually explodes into tactics around 20-25, so maybe go with g3 systems.


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