Kan Ne7 Line Continues

IM yian123
Nov 14, 2016, 3:30 PM |

Here are some games illustrating the various ideas for black in the Ne7 line of the kan against 5.Bd3.

First game: Main line c4, unusual white treatment lands him in trouble and black converts smoothly.

Second game: A new treatment by white transposes into a position that bears a strong resemblance to the kan.

Compared to the normal lines in the kan, the ne7 line can lead to unusual and dynamic positions with chances for both sides. It will sidestep most people's opening preparation, meaning that both sides will just play chess and not have a contest of opening preparation.