Kan Maroczy Part 1(Black Pieces)

IM yian123
Dec 5, 2016, 3:05 PM |

Of all the variations in the Kan, the Maroczy was my least favorite to play against with the black pieces. Against a slightly lower rated opponent, I found it quite frustrating to outplay my opponent or to get a easy position. Below, I introduce some of the lines black should know for the Maroczy Bind.

Line 1 for Tabiya Maroczy:

Line 2 in Tabiya Maroczy:

Main Line Hedgehog(One of many approaches with Black Pieces)

Black's plan of h5-h4-h3 is a fairly common idea in the main line maroczy hedgehog line, next time I will discuss other plans for black.