The Sicilian Kan is one of the most flexible and easy to play variations of the entire Sicilian complex. In contrast to opening monsters such as the infamous Dragon and Najdorf Variations, Black players are not forced to memorize massive chunks of opening theory. Success in the Sicilian Kan is more dependent on understanding certain principles and a system of development. Another point in its favor is that even more experienced white players are flummoxed by Black's elastic approach. Recently the Kan has received a seal of approval, with both Kasparov and Kramnik employing it in the last couple of years.
- 160 Pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Published: September 2002
- The author presents a detailed work on the Kan Variation, theoretically up-to-date, including lots of possible transitions and tactical tricks as well. - Rochade Europa