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    Play the Kan 201

    This course will teach us the Sicilian Modern Paulsen, also known as the Kan.  Ilya Kan was a Soviet-era theoretician.  The Modern Paulsen or Kan is a flexible set up for black and can lead to resilient hedgehog structures.  There are also some traps that white can fall into early on.  The course presents 10 games and game fragments exploring various options with quizzes to help learn the system.  It is a useful weapon to have at one's disposal in tournaments.  Modern greats such as GM Peter Svidler have used this system to very good effect.

    • 1Harmless Maroczy Bind...
    • 6Maroczy Bind Deferred...
    • 2g2-g3 Fianchetto System...
    • 7Naiditsch-Svidler...
    • 3Bd3 Attack, Part 1....
    • 8Maroczy Bind Part 2...
    • 4Maroczy Bind Part 3...
    • 9Nc3 and Be2 System...
    • 5Ineffective Attack...
    • 10Bd3 Attack, Part 2...
  • Author
    Mark Ginsburg

    Mark Ginsburg received his IM title in 1982.  He has played against many Grandmasters in the USA and in Europe.  His peak USCF rating was 2578 in 1993.