Play the Sicilian Kan: A dynamic and flexible repertoire for Black - Hellsten

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About The Play the Sicilian Kan: A dynamic and flexible repertoire for Black - Hellsten

The Kan is an ideal choice as an opening weapon against 1 e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. This is because, unlike some variations of the Sicilian, you don't need to memorize loads of opening theory in order to be successful. The Kan is relatively theory free in the traditional sense, and success is more likely to occur through the understanding of development systems and a deep study of the tactical and positional ideas for both sides. In this book Johan Hellsten draws upon his vast experience in the Sicilian Kan, revealing his secrets and showing how Black can adopt this opening and play it with confidence. He provides the reader with a dependable repertoire, demonstrating what to do in the main lines as well as how to deal with White's tricky alternatives.

  • Detailed coverage of an easy-to-play Sicilian
  • Includes answers to all of White's main options
  • Packed with original ideas and analysis
  • Written by a renowned Kan expert
  • 320 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Everyman
  • Published: November 2008
  • A pleasing book which I recommend to everyone who is looking for a safe variation for Black in the Sicilian.
  • For both tactical and positional players the so-called Kan-variation of the Sicilian can be a sensible choice . Johan Helsten explains the moves with expert knowledge without taking his readers into a virgin forest of variations. Bab en Truus Wilders
  • Recommended for those who want to (or have to) avoid Najdorf, Scheveningen, Dragon Sveshnikov etc. German Correspondence Chess Magazine 'Fernschachpost'
  • This book is a fine piece of work. It is easily one of the best opening monographs to be released for some time. Anyone who plays the Kan as black or the Open Sicilian as white should buy it. It's target audience spans from players rated 1800 and up to grandmaster level. There is something for everyone in this book. You will learn a lot about this opening, the associated pawn structures, and about chess in general. I hope that we will see more books in the future from this talented Swede. ***** (out of 5) Carsten Hansen -
  • gives every appearance of being absolutely first-rate, ... , someone who wants to play the Kan/Paulsen simply must have a copy. I should also mention that there's a great Index of Variations, which in this opening is essential! John Watson - TWIC

Series: Everyman Publishing

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Opening: Sicilian Kan

Topic: Correspondence

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