Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

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Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Post by JustinHorton » Mon May 17, 2021 12:58 pm

That you get pasted in a dozen moves because you haven't developed any pieces
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Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon May 17, 2021 1:08 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 12:48 pm
What's the main drawback of the Kan? That you end up with some hedgehog like position and just have to sit back and wait for white to decide on how to use/misuse his spatial advantage?
Perhaps increments make a difference, but a winning method for Black with the Hedgehog was to hit out with .. d5 or ..b5 during the run up to the move 40 time control when either or both players were short of time having spent the previous thirty or so trying not to doing very much.

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Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Post by MJMcCready » Tue May 18, 2021 9:26 am

From the gist of this thread I get the feeling that the Kan doesn't give black very good prospects, its more like a sit back and take it type variation. The reason I don't want to carry on with the French is for the same reason though.

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Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Post by NickFaulks » Tue May 18, 2021 9:55 am

MJMcCready wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 9:26 am
From the gist of this thread I get the feeling that the Kan doesn't give black very good prospects, its more like a sit back and take it type variation.
If there were a shred of truth in that I wouldn't play it.
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Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Post by MJMcCready » Tue May 18, 2021 11:21 am

What are the most typical freeing manoeuvres in it? b5 looks less likely than d5 but that doesn't look so easy as you come out of the opening behind in development.

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Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue May 18, 2021 12:04 pm

b5 is just part of development, most often. Not if white has gone c4 of course. Then its a freeing break.

The hedgehog positions from the Kan need quite careful handling. Read and digest Shipov's epic two book series on the hedgehog for some good answers....
(Actually read them anyway, they're genuinely brilliant books!).

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Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Post by MJMcCready » Tue May 18, 2021 12:55 pm

Thanks, I have those somewhere and will take a look.

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Re: Switching over to the Sicilian Kan (?!) ?

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:33 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 12:04 pm
b5 is just part of development, most often. Not if white has gone c4 of course. Then its a freeing break.

The hedgehog positions from the Kan need quite careful handling. Read and digest Shipov's epic two book series on the hedgehog for some good answers....
(Actually read them anyway, they're genuinely brilliant books!).
I downloaded them and had a good look at them. A bit too detailed and not really what I was looking for but plenty of ideas in them nonetheless.

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