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Play the Sicilian Kan: A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black

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The Kan is an ideal choice against 1 e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. It’s relatively theory free, and success is more likely to occur through the understanding of development systems and a deep study of the tactical and positional ideas.

In this book Johan Hellsten reveals his Kan secrets and shows how Black can play this openin
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 22nd 2008 by Everyman Chess
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Nov 12, 2011 Manny rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Yes, we Kan!

The book arrived today, and the first thing I did was to check what you were supposed to do if White played the standard recipe that everyone uses these days against the Sicilian: Nc3, Be3, Qd2, castle queenside, and try and mate Black quickly.

Well, it turns out that this isn't a good idea against the Kan, and Hellsten tells you why not. Armed with my new knowledge, I went to ICC and played the following opening as Black against a 2280 player:

1. e4 c5 2
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