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98_B41-49_KAN-PAULSEN-TAIMANOV_Sicilians
Compiled by whiteshark
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The Sicilian Kant is a good opening, philosophically ;)

This dynamic and flexible opening starts with moves <1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6>.

"Named after <Ilya Kan>.

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 a6 Sicilian, Kan (B41)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 a6 5 Bd3 Sicilian, Kan (B42)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 a6 5 Nc3 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3 (B43)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 Sicilian (B44)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Sicilian, Taimanov (B45)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 a6 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation (B46)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Qc7 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation (B47)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation (B48)

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 a6 7 Be2
Sicilian, Taimanov Variation (B49)

= = =

By playing <4...a6>, Black prevents Nb5 and prepares an eventual ...b5 advance.

The most popular fifth move for White is <5.Bd3>, when after <5...Bc5 6.Nb3> Black can either retreat <6...Be7> where <7.Qg4> makes Black's kingside problematic, or <6...Ba7>. Also possible is <5.c4> to create a Maróczy Bind setup.

White's second most popular reply is <5.Nc3>, when Black's development of the kingside knight often takes focus, since playing ...Nf6 can be met with e5 which both creates a Black weakness on the d6-square and causes the Black knight a disadvantageous move. So Black normally plays a move to control the e5-square and prevent the pawn from advancing. The main Kan move is <5...Qc7>, although 5...Nc6 transposing into a Taimanov or 5...d6 transposing into a Scheveningen can occur. An alternative idea is the immediate <5...b5> to create pressure from the queenside with the idea of playing ...b4 attacking the c3-knight, or Bb7 to build pressure along the long white-squared diagonal. White generally answers with 6. Bd3, supporting the e4 pawn." Wikipedia article: Sicilian Defence#Kan .28Paulsen.29 Variation: 4...a6

Epishin w/ Black: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Svidler & the Kan: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Rublevsky & the Kan: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

check out: Game Collection: Sicilian Kan : Black Wins ; Game Collection: John Emms's Sicilian Kan ; Game Collection: Sicilian Counter Attack Paulsen / Kan / Taimanov ;

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches... (33 games - only 3 losses)

5.Bd3 b5 6.O-O Qb6 7.Nb3 Bb7 8.Be3 Qc7 9.a4 Nf6 10.ab ab
A van Weersel vs A Haast, 2017 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 52 moves, 0-1

5.Bd3 Qb6 6.Nb3 Qc7 7.O-O Nf6 8.Qe2 d6 9.c4 Be7 10.Nc3 b6
Fiona Sieber vs A Das, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 0-1

5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O Qc7 7.Nc3 b5 8.Re1 Bb7 9.Bg5 Nc6 10.Nxc6
Radjabov vs V Artemiev, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 60 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O Qc7 7.Nc3 d6 8.a4 b6 9.Re1 Be7 10.Qf3 Nbd7
Radjabov vs V Artemiev, 2017 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 71 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.c4 d6 8. Nc3 Nf6 9. O-O O-O 10. f4 Qc7
K Rathnakaran vs Movsesian, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 0-1

5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O d6 7.Qe2 Qc7 8.c4 g6 9.Nc3 Bg7 10. Be3 O-O
Gurkan Ergun vs A Sumets, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 0-1

5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.O-O Nc6 8.Be3 b5 9.a3 Bb7 10.Qe2 Ne5
J Kristinsson vs Tal, 1964 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O Qc7 7.c4 Nc6 8.Nxc6 dxc6 9.f4 e5 10.Kh1 Bg4
Murey vs Tal, 1972
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 b5 7.a3 Bb7 8.f4 Nc6 9.Be3 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Ne7
Tal vs Huebner, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

5.Nc3 Qc7 6.g3 Bb4 7.Ne2 Nc6 8.Bg2 Nf6 9.O-O Be7 10.Be3 Ng4
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Variation
E Hansen vs Smirin, 2014
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Harikrishna, 2017 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Gruca vs T Likavsky, 2003 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

N Mitkov vs Rublevsky, 2000 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 25 moves, 1-0

K Klaman vs Furman, 1957
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Mrdja vs Zsofia Polgar, 1989 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

A Nickel vs Hydra, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

E Klasan vs M Llaneza-Vega, 2010
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

A Roos vs P Lichmann, 2008
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 36 moves, 0-1

M V Golubev vs A S Moroz, 1998 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

Paulsen. Normal (B45)
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Ganguly vs Judit Polgar, 2011 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

Stellwagen vs A Istratescu, 2002
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 100 moves, 0-1

O M Hindle vs Tal, 1963 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 52 moves, 0-1

Hracek vs Lautier, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Timmerman vs D Kilgour, 1996
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Movsesian vs V Priehoda, 1995
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

8...Nbc6??
Hector vs J Vidarsson, 1996 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 9 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1988 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs J Horvath, 1987
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic, 1999
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

A Diermair vs G Antal, 2001
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Hjartarson, 1993
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

E Paehtz vs A Horvath, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 33 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 0-1

5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.O-O d5 8.c4 Nf6 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.ed5 ed5
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 Nc6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Be3 Be7 9.f4 d6 10.Kh1 O-O
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Be3 d5 8.exd5 Qxd5 9.Nc3 Qxg2
Nakamura vs Epishin, 2007 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Qg4 g6 8.Qe2 d6 9.O-ONd710.Nc3 Qc7 11.Bd2
L Mons vs Svidler, 2014 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 0-1

5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Qf3 d6 8.Nc2 Ba5 9.b4 Bc7 10.Bf4 Nc6
Svidler vs K Spraggett, 2017 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Ba7 7.Nc3 d6 8.Qe2 Ne7 9.Be3 Nbc6 10.f4 b5
Svidler vs E Romanov, 2017 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O Qc7 7.Qe2 d5 8.e5 Ne4 9.Nd2 Nc5 10.N2f3 Nc6 rpd
Karjakin vs Svidler, 2012
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.f4 b5 8.e5 b4 9.Na4 Nd5 10.Be4 Bb7 11.O-O
Bologan vs Rublevsky, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8.c4 b6 9.Nc3 Bb7 10.Qe2 Nf6 11.f4
M Pavlovic vs Rublevsky, 2009
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Ba7 7.O-O Nc6 8.Qg4 Qf6 9.Nc3 d6 10.Kh1
Rublevsky vs Zubov, 2009
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.O-O Bc5 8.Nb3 Be7 9.a4 b6 10.f4 Bb7
Anand vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.Qe2 Bd6 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.O-O b6 10.h3 Bb7
Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 1-0

5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Be3 Nf6 8.O-O b5 9.Nb3 Be7 10.f4 d6
Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

5.c4 Qc7 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Be2 b6 8.Be3 Bb7 9.f3 d6 10.Qd2 Nbd711.O-O
Opocensky vs Saemisch, 1922 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.Bd3 Nf66.O-Od67.c4b68.Nc3Bb79.Qe2Be710.b3O-O
S Ter-Sahakyan vs Yu Yangyi, 2013 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 62 moves, 0-1

5.Bd3 Nf66.O-Od67.c4b68.Nc3Bb79.Qe2Be710.b3O-O
Wang Hao vs R Markus, 2007
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.Bd3 Nf66.O-Od67.c4b68.Nc3Bb79.Qe2Be710.Rd1Qc7
Aronian vs A Yegiazarian, 2000
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 75 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8.f4 Nd79.Be3Ngf610.Qf3Qc7
A Loginov vs O Korneev, 2013
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 0-1

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8.f4 Nd79.a4Ngf610.Nc3b6
H Himmel vs Naiditsch, 1998 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8.f4 Nd7 9.a4 b6 10.Qe1Qc7
A Ssegwanyi vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 0-1

5.c4 b6 6.Be2 Bb7 7.Nc3 d6 8.f4 Nf6 9.Bf3Qc710.O-OBe711.Be3O-O
A Sokolov vs Lutikov, 1981 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 0-1

5.c4 Qc7 6.a3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.Be3Be79.Rc1Ne510.Be2Ng611.O-O
E Torre vs Karpov, 1977 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O d6 7.c4 Be7 8.Nc3 b6 9.f4 Bb7 10.Qe2 O-O
B Bok vs Yu Yangyi, 2014 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 d6 6.O-O Nf6 7.c4 Be7 8.Nc3 b6 9.Qe2Bb710.f4Qc7
F Grafl vs J Meister, 2001
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O d6 7.c4 Bd7 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.Be3 Be710.h3Ne5
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1970 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 48 moves, 1-0

5.Bd3 g6 6.c4 Bg7 7.Nb3 d6 8.O-O Qc7 9.Nc3 Nd7 10.Be2b6
Y Gruenfeld vs Yudasin, 2001
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 82 moves, 1-0

4...Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.f4 Bb4 9.Bd3
Carlsen vs M Matlakov, 2018 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Bd3 Qb6 8.Be3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Qa5 10.O-O d6
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1957 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

(c4MB) 7.a3 b6 8.Be3 Bb7 9.f3 Nc6 10.Be2 Ne5
Anand vs Morozevich, 2004 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

A R Saleh Salem vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2017 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 62 moves, 0-1

D Kollars vs Movsesian, 2018
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 1-0

M V Golubev vs A Poluljahov, 1994 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 1-0

M V Golubev vs D Ruzele, 1994 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

M V Golubev vs P Tregubov, 1994 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

M V Golubev vs G Pavlovic, 1997 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

M V Golubev vs Hracek, 1994 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

A Bokuchava vs Tal, 1970 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 0-1

6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Be3 Bb4 8.O-O Bxc3 9.bxc3 Nf6 10.f4 d5 11.e5
Myo Naing vs Teo Kok Siong, 2001
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bd3 Bb4 8.O-O Bxc3 9.bxc3 Qc7 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.f4
U Atakisi vs A Kovchan, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

U Atakisi vs P Korobkov, 2007
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 0-1

U Atakisi vs E Inarkiev, 2011
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 61 moves, 0-1

6.Bd3 d6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Kh1 Bb7 9.a3 Nbd7 10.f4 Be7
U Atakisi vs Stefansson, 2007 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 0-1

U Atakisi vs S Tulay, 2012
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

U Atakisi vs L Drabke, 2004
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 54 moves, 0-1

U Atakisi vs I Stohl, 2002
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

U Atakisi vs V Meijers, 2003
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 46 moves, 1-0

G Guseinov vs Svidler, 2011 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 33 moves, 1-0

E Liu vs A Barnett, 2012 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 27 moves, 1-0

D Levy vs H Camara, 1970 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 64 moves, 1-0

S Rocha vs D Yuffa, 2010
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Berry vs A Artidiello, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Taimanov, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1-0

de Firmian vs V Zvjaginsev, 1994 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

E Tate vs Y Shulman, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

E Tate vs J Sinanan, 2007 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs V Musil, 1975
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

V Yemelin vs Y Shulman, 1994 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Caruana, 2016 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs S Estimo, 1973 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs S Mariotti, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Estimo vs Quinteros, 1973
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 73 moves, 0-1

Svidler vs Landa, 1995
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Diaz Diaz vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Svidler vs Epishin, 2002 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 51 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Macieja, 2002 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Lipnitsky vs Kan, 1952
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1-0

Simagin vs Kan, 1955 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Paunovic, 2002
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 1-0

B Filipovic vs Sax, 1981 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 39 moves, 0-1

R Thogersen vs A S Rasmussen, 2018 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

N Bojkovic vs A Muzychuk, 2007
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yifan Hou vs A Muzychuk, 2007 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 75 moves, 0-1

K Saravana vs A Horvath, 2016
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

K Saravana vs A David, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 0-1

D Kollars vs C Rietze, 2018
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Variation
D Kollars vs D Gordievsky, 2018
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Ginsburg vs A Braun, 2005 
(B44) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1-0

G Ginsburg vs Z Almasi, 2018
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 0-1

G Ginsburg vs Glek, 2002
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 78 moves, 0-1

G Ginsburg vs D Schneider, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 59 moves, 1-0

G Ginsburg vs D Ciuksyte, 2003
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 24 moves, 1-0

R Mamedov vs G Quparadze, 2001 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 13 moves, 1-0

A Kovchan vs G Quparadze, 2006
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Boris Khropov vs Yudasin, 1997
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lenderman vs Yudasin, 2004
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 63 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 54 moves, 1-0

Vogt vs Gheorghiu, 1984 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

N Djukic vs Caruana, 2014 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 36 moves, 0-1

I Vakhlamov vs V Artemiev, 2016 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 0-1

K Commons vs P Peev, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 53 moves, 0-1

MB hh
K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Dusan Rajkovic, 1979
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

Kan. Maroczy Bind Reti Variation
V S Spasov vs Khurtsidze, 2001 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 23 moves, 1-0

N Huschenbeth vs K Bischoff, 2018 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Deshmukh Divya vs Andrei Novitckii, 2017
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 1-0

Jakovenko vs V Artemiev, 2018 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

storming the Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation
L Christiansen vs M Zivanic, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Taimanov, 1962 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Najdorf, 1970
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs M Ginsburg, 1990 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Alburt, 1971 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 56 moves, 1-0

O'Kelly Variation. Normal System
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1918 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Huebner, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 74 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Huebner, 1973 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kan - MB
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

Nunn vs Ulf Andersson, 1984 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs Ulf Andersson, 1987
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Tal, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bacrot vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

W Paulsen vs K Leffmann, 1877
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Planinc vs Matulovic, 1965 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

I Radulov vs Huebner, 1968
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs J A Rubinetti, 1968
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1-0

V Tukmakov vs Karpov, 1973 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Svidler vs S Cherkasov, 1991
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 36 moves, 1-0

5. Bd3 Qb6 6. Be3 Bc5 7. c3 Qc7 8. Qg4 g6 9. O-O d6 10. Qg3 Nd7
D Frolyanov vs W Li, 2006
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 39 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs R Jumabayev, 2018 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1-0

A Line Against the Agressive White Sicilian players ...
I Karim vs I Salgado Lopez, 2009 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 20 moves, 0-1

Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

D Kadric vs Caruana, 2018
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Losing BIG
Nisipeanu vs O Cvitan, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 16 moves, 1-0

M Eisinger vs Huebner, 1965
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 39 moves, 1-0

The World's 1st win!
The World vs A Nickel, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1-0

Axel Smith vs R Akesson, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs K Hulak, 1977 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 55 moves, 0-1

Yates vs Grob, 1926 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 17 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Ulf Andersson, 1984 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

R Praggnanandhaa vs M Chigaev, 2019 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Paramzina vs D Kollars, 2018
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

A Gara vs I Krush, 2018 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 118 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs Ulf Andersson, 1984 
(B44) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nezhmetdinov vs V Sergievsky, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

V Vulfson vs Vyzmanavin, 1981 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 30 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 89 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

L Milman vs Anatoly Bykhovsky, 2011 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 32 moves, 0-1

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