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|Jun-09-03|| ||soviet: Yes i have a comment. I love the Sicilian Kan Movement. I have won 5 straight games against opponents with rating 100+ better than me. I may play a6 a little early but eventually turns out to be the Kan. |
|Aug-02-03|| ||Benjamin Lau: The Sicilian Kan is a very strange Sicilian in which the Maroczy Bind seems to have little effect (see the games of Tal- he frequently allows c4 and does not break a sweat.) It doesn't seem very popular among GMs today who prefer the Najdorf and Scheveningen. Does anyone know any modern top level player who uses the Kan consistently (and well)? |
|Aug-21-03|| ||S4NKT: Yes, _I'm_ a modern top player
that uses the Kan consistently (and well)!
I actually just started using
it myself before I knew anything
at all about openings.
|Aug-22-03|| ||bunti: Does anyone know which players are considered experts on the sicilian kan variation so i can take a look at some of their games? |
|Aug-22-03|| ||S4NKT: yes... Tal is pretty good |
|Aug-22-03|| ||myratingstinks: Can someone clarify a point for me? What is considered an opening? Is the Sicilian Kan the line for both pieces? Is it just the set up of whites pieces, black, what? How do you define a "opening"? |
|Aug-22-03|| ||refutor: opening, for ECO codes, is set up by both sides. but you can play a "king's indian" ...d6, ...Nf6, ...g6, ...Bg7, ...O-O, ...e5 v. anything. same with a grunfeld, or a caro/slav or a king's indian attack. to answer your question though, the sicilian kan is set up by both players |
|Aug-23-03|| ||Maroczy: Good Evening, I was reading Mig Greengard's thoughts on the USCF; what happens if they go belly up? Occasionally I play OTB, no more ratings, no more tournaments? Can a non GM from the US of A join FIDE? Any thoughts? |
|Aug-23-03|| ||refutor: if the USCF goes belly up someone else will step in to govern chess in the states, likely those people from seattle who saved the US Closed...i am from canada, but i did my part to help support you guys, i just bought a subscription to chess life last week ;) |
|Aug-24-03|| ||Shadout Mapes: Tony Miles played the Kan as well. |
|Nov-16-03|| ||RKelley: bunti: Ilya Smirin is one of the top practictioners of the Kan, Kramnik and Kasparov have also used it a few times. I highly suggest Emms Sicilian Kan book by Everyman for learning the Kan, it's a ver good book. |
|Nov-21-03|| ||lobbyclown: Pffff the Kan and the Taimanov are very populair at the 2000-2700 level. But a few names in the Kan: Gallagher (Qg4!?, Milov, Bosboom, Kasparov (vs CPU), Kramnik, Portisch!!!!!!!!!!, Polgar and a lot of lesser GM, IM's etc etc it is a very interesting opening. I personally think that it is equal (c4 Nf6 Nc3 Bb4= or the sharper Qc7 against which kasparov had trouble winning against Vallejo and Ivanchuck, Bd3 Nc6 (Milov) Nge7 (Portisch) Qb6 (Polgar)Bc5 etc etc, Nc3 b5 Bd3 Qb6!? Be3 Bc5
Qg4!!? Gallagher Bxd4 e5! Nc6! Qxg7 Bxe5 Qxe5 Nxe5 Bxb6 Bb7 Ne4 Bxe4 Bxe4 d5 Bd4=
Be2!? Nc6 Nxc6 Bxe3 fxe3 dxc6 Qd4 Qxd4 exd4 e5=
Work these lines out and plat them :d:D:D;d:D
|Feb-11-04|| ||zion: hey all :)
Im starting to learn the ideas and theory behind the kan, and want to know if anyone knows of any traps that the Kan has that are easy to fall into.
Is the Kan also quite a good play for black? Because I just noticed the stats say that black wins 39% while white wins 32%!
|Feb-11-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: Zion, do a search for Kan game with wins under 10 moves, about 50% of those are traps. The other 50% are just stupid (i.e. leaving a piece en prise.) |
|Feb-11-04|| ||zion: sweet, cheers! :)
never thought of that!
|Feb-12-04|| ||zion: <It doesn't seem very popular among GMs today who prefer the Najdorf and Scheveningen. >|
why isnt it as popular?
is playing ...d6 better than playing ...e6 or something?
|Feb-12-04|| ||Benjamin Lau: There's no reason in particular. People just prefer the Najdorf because Kasparov and Fischer played it. Personally, I think the opening is overrated and that the Kan is much better. |
|Mar-24-04|| ||Helloween: Anagram for Kan Sicilian: A Sinical Kin(regarding its relationship to other Sicilians). |
|May-06-04|| ||Checkmate123: After 4..a6 5. c4 Nf6, can you play 6. e5? Then I suppose 6...Ne4? |
|May-06-04|| ||gothenburg: After 4...a6 5.c4 Nf6 and the suggested 6.e5 then 6...Qa5+ followed by 7...Qxe5. Another small trap lurking in the Kan! |
|May-06-04|| ||BiLL RobeRTiE: Any reason this is considered less strong than the Najdorf? Looks a hell of a lot better to me. |
|May-20-04|| ||Jethiah: It's likely that the Sicilian Kan produces the largest % wins for Black out of all the possible black defenses against 1. e4. Robatsch is probably one of the next ones, with 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7, but you can transpose easily to the Modern Defense (the difference between Robatsch and Modern is that with the Modern, 1. d4 is played first, and with Robatsch, 1. e4 is played first) by playing 3. c4, just as though it was 1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. e4, and still come out with the same result. For GM Davies wrote that c4 was the strongest reply to the Modern Defense (lecture given by LectureBot at freechess.org). So you could easily transpose from Robatsch to the Modern with 3. c4, and give yourself (as white) more of an advantage. Check the overall stats for Modern vs. Robatsch, and the Robatsch is much inferior statistically, in comparison to the Kan, even though both numbers of wins for Black are fairly close to the % of White Wins.|
There could be a way (?) for White to avoid the Kan to help ensure a closer game. White could go into the Alapin Variation, but here at Chessgames.com, Black still has an advantage, and at
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adam.b... , White has a +3 advantage.
Also, at the same site, the Sicilian Kan's faithfulness is confirmed again, with a +2 lead of Wins for Black over Wins for White!
This also means that anyone who is looking for the most reliable line for Black, for King Pawn games, and is having trouble doing so, to adopt the Sicilian Kan, because statistically, is possibly the strongest defense to 1. e4.
|Jul-08-04|| ||ruylopez900: <zion - <why isnt it as popular?
is playing ...d6 better than playing ...e6 or something?>>
The main reason ...d6 is more popular is that the Najdorf and Dragon variations offer exciting/tactical/nothing held back chess that many chess players crave.|
I've only ever played against the Kan once (though I didn't know what it was) and I successfully transposed it into a Bg5 Najdorf. :)
|Jul-08-04|| ||Bobsterman3000: What is the purpose of black playing d6 early in the Sicilian? Is it to keep white from gaining an outpust on d6? |
|Jul-08-04|| ||morphyvsfischer: <Bobsterman3000> That is so that the knight can go to f6 unmolested (i.e. 2Nf3 Nf6 3 e5). You could also do it with Nc6 but the knight can sometimes go to d7, and you'll generally end up playing ...d6 anyways. |
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