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gibo 32 ( +1 | -1 )
We need some more books on the sicilian kan! For those who dont know this opening it is e4 c5 nf3 e6 d4 cd4 nd4 a6 and from here white normally plays c4 nc3 or bd3 is most popular
unfortunetly there are only two books out on this interesting opening and only one of them is that good "sicilian kan" by john emms does anybody know if any others are due to come out soon?
brobishkin 37 ( +1 | -1 )
Maybe... The reason there are so few books on the Sicilian Kan is due to the fact it often transposes into Scheveningen or the Paulsen Sicilian... I also often see the Kan play into the Hedgehog and there are more books on the Hedgehog then the Kan...

Maybe that's the reason for such few books on the Sicilian Kan... Plus the idea of (4. ... a6) is to keep the enemy Knight off b5... Though with the Kan a6 is thought by some (not all) to be premature...

gibo 11 ( +1 | -1 )
true but the sicilian kan mainline with bd3 is very unique and you get a situation not seen in many other sicilians
furryfunbundle 91 ( +1 | -1 )
Gibo Not sure if it has relevance anymore or whther you are already aware of it but in 1979 R.H.M. Press(NewYork) pioneered a new way of presenting chess openings, they called it RHM Survey of current chess openings, it was a loose leaf/binder style format and the idea was rather than produce new book on new book, simply produce new fly sheet on new fly sheet and insert the new stuff into the old binder.

Nice idea, never really took off.

Of the two surveys they started, one was the Sicilian Defence (Kan Variation) the other was the Najdorf.

The Kan meterial was written by the then world champion, Anatoly Karpov and up and coming UK player, William hartston

Main line covered is/was
5. Bd3 Nf6 (alternative black moves being b5, Bc5, Nc6, Qc7, Ne7, g6)

6. 0-0 Qc7 (alternative move here is d6)

7. Qe2 (alternatives being b3, c4-b6, c4-Nc6, c4-d6, c4-Bd6
c4-be7, c g6, Nd2, Re1, Kh1)

I'll not bore you with the rest of the content page but that should give you a feel for the ideas being mooted 30 years ago!! Total survey is 111 pages.

All the best.
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kasparovfan 42 ( +1 | -1 )
Najdorf variation? Hello all,

Games Kasparov plays as black often start as follows: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6. In his book on the World Championship 1995 between Kasparov and Anand Daniel King called this a Najdorf Variation. But is it?Isn't the Najdorf variation characterized by a pawn on e5 instead of on e6? I would say it is a Scheveningen variation.But I'm not sure whether the Scheveningen variation is a "full" variation or merely a subvariation.Anyone?

Beste wishes, René