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Ruslan Ponomariov vs Francisco Vallejo Pons
Linares (2002), Linares ESP, rd 12, Mar-08
Sicilian Defense: Kan Variation. Wing Attack (B43)  ·  1-0



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  Sneaky: I can't find a good move for Black after Ponomariov's subtle but crushing 13. c3

Where did Black go wrong? I'm not used to this particular type of Sicilian. This is the "Kan"?

Dec-30-05  fizixgeek: Often you see ...d6 at move 6 or 7. This allows the knight to be developed to f6 without allowing e5. Nf6 would have allowed the easy development of that f1 bishop and allowed for an earlier castle. Pressure down that e-file against the uncastled king was a real problem for Black.
Dec-30-05  fizixgeek: Incidentally, Vallejo-Pons also lost to this same 13. c3 in this game: J Arizmendi-Martinez vs Vallejo-Pons, 2002
Dec-20-07  PAWNTOEFOUR: after 1.5 billion nodes,crafty comes up with this...<sneaky>...13.b3 14.Nf4 Ne5 15.Bb5 Be7 16.Nd3 Nxd3 17.Qxd3 0-0 with a slight advantage for white,but i think black's problems started earlier though.......and this is the 'kan',probably the fourth most popular version of the sicilian defense

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