Play the Sicilian Kan
A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
By (author) Johan Hellsten
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Play the Sicilian Kan by Johan Hellsten
Book DescriptionThe 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. It features: detailed coverage of an easy-to-play Sicilian; includes answers to all of White's main options; and is written by a renowned Kan expert.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857445817
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Everyman Chess
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Johan Hellsten
Mastering Opening Strategy, Paperback (April 2012)
Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten provides an essential foundation of opening strategy and an abundance of carefully selected exercises so that readers can monitor their progress.
Mastering Chess Strategy, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Johan Hellsten
Grandmaster Johan Hellsten believes that mastering chess strategy - just like chess tactics - requires practice, practice and more practice! This book provides a basic foundation of strategy in all three phases of the game - the opening, middlegame and endgame. It includes more than 350 training exercises.
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Author Biography - Johan Hellsten
Johan Hellsten is a Grandmaster and a former Swedish Champion who has represented his country in numerous Olympiads and team tournaments. He has enjoyed many tournament successes and has won individual gold and bronze medals at the European Team Championships. He is currently employed as the chess teacher at the Universidad de Tarapaca in Arica, Chile. This is his first book for Everyman Chess.
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