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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
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 22nd 2008 by Everyman Chess
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Manny
Nov 12, 2011 Manny rated it 3 of 5 stars
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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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