Taming Sicilian Kan Variation 6…Bb4

Taming Sicilian Kan Variation 6…Bb4


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today we are going to study about Sicilian defense Kan variation and
Sicilian defense Scheveningen variation but first I would like to ask
you to spot the difference between these two games as is shown at Diagram A &
Diagram B, is there any difference? the reason why I present two games because I
wanted to study the difference between these two openings as I found out that
there are delayed moves from the game between Grandmaster Gadir Guseinov
versus Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana at the 2019 Pro League KO stage
Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana using the variation Sicilian Kan variation 6…
move Bb4.. let’s go now to the Diagram A to study about the game
between Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov and Grandmaster Kasparov.
we start by playing e4 , as we continue c5, Nf3, d6, d4 , cd4, Nd4 , Nf6,
Nc3, a6, Bishop e2 it’s classical variation, e6 is the Scheveningen
variation, castling, Be7, f4 castling, Kh1 by way of Bishop e3
to Bg1, Qc7 which is the best place for the Queen,
a4, avoiding b5, Nc6, Be3 supporting the knight at d4, Re8,
this is the difference between the Kan variation because Scheveningen, normally
has this bishop f8 variation which has a defensive scheme to protect kingside
now as we continue Bf3, Rb8, Qd2, Bd7, Nb3, b6 as black knows
that g4 is coming Bc8, g5 , then Nd7 Qf2 as bishop f8 is already at the
right square then Bishop g2 which is the plan is Qh4, Rf3 then Rh3
now Bb7 as black completed its development. This is the correct way to
play the Scheveningen defense which is the favorite of world champion Garry
Kasparov so as we go back now to the Diagram B, we go to move one so e4, c5
Nc3, e6, Nf3, a6, d4, cd4, Nxd4, Qc7 – is the Kan variation, g3
using the fianchetto defense Bb4 pinning thek night then of course
Bd2 I don’t know if this move that pins the knight is delaying move but ..
Nf6, Bg, castling, castling Bc5
this move is kind of directly attacking the knight at d4 but actually do you
think it helps white by playing Nb3 but though it leaves the post of the
square d4 which is you know annoying position for the black
so after Nb3, Be7, f4 – d6, now g4 after b5, g5, Nd7, a3 not
allowing b4, Bd7, Be3 Nc6 now Qh5, v completes the
plan to attack at h7 but if you check on this pawns f7 & e6 for black
it’s kind of for me a suspect connection because sooner f5 is coming and will
break the chain so as we continue, Rfe8 but there’s a move actually g6
let us continue if Qh3 then if Rae8 then f5 is good for white, so as we
continue with g6 another variation say like f5 then there’s Rae1 if you
can see the pawn at e6 it’s a bit weak I still like white here
so we go back after Rfe8 trying to place the bishop at f8 which already
delayed then f5, Ne5 asking for support then takes, takes, now
Nd4 attacking the e6 which as you can see is really delayed development by
black comparing to Scheveningen variation. Bf8 developing and then
Nc5 which tries to protect the e6 but there are other moves such as g6, let
us see, Qh3, attacking the e6 square, Nc5 then b4.. so as
we go back again to that variation after Rf4, Nc5 doubling up, Qd7, now b4 it’s lessening the protection of the e6 by attacking the
knight at c5 and then Knight takes, pawn takes, now
there’s a move Bh3 directly attacking that e6 pawn which is weakness so the
threat right now is rook takes Bishop then Bishop take e6 double check needs the
protection from the knight so it’s Ng6, Rf7, attacking Queen, Qc8
Knight takes, now it’s slowly trying to wreck blacks position so rook takes, rook
takes Bishop, then Kh8, Be6 Qe6, Qf3 trying to get back
to attacking that file… Re8 trying to attack the pawn at e4 by the Queen but there’s
Bd4 which is going to attack the g7 after Be7 then Bg7
Kg7, Qf6 the winning move so if takes, takes then
it’s a pin by the rook at b7 so Kh6, pawn takes, Knight takes,
Rf7 which is now winning and Ng6 Rook takes pawn, Kg5 rook pin, if
rook takes h4, is no good because there’s Rg6
so as we go back there as we go back to the original position,check then Kf6
h5, Ne5, push pawn Black can’t do anything you know so Rh8
rook takes check, Ke6 then h7 winning, then Black resigns. Now I
suggest that after showing you 2 games that study comparison between Scheveningen Sicilian and Sicilian Kan which I saw
6…Bb4 looks like a delaying move Now if you compare it with the game with
the diagram A which is more accurate but it’s up to you to consider if the
diagram B needs to be fixed and be playable again so I thank you so much
for watching this video and thank you so much for continuously supporting my
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