Opening Kan Lines In Detail (Ne7 Edition)

IM yian123
Nov 9, 2016, 6:45 AM |

Now, I will begin reviewing specific lines in the kan taken directly from my own reportoire. My lines are fairly short, so I will annotate them and present some games involving those lines.

The first line is the relatively obscure sideline of 5.Ne7 against 5.Bd3

A example game in the line:

There are many ways for black to setup his pieces in this line, which makes this line fun to play sporadically. The positions can be very unbalanced and strategically complex, which is very different in strategic nature from the regular lines of the kan.

I would recommend this line in faster time controls or as a surprise weapon, as black does not really have a fun time if white goes into the main line indicated in my opening preparation.