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Amruta Mokal's live coaching session (Part III) on Kan with a good cause!

by Amruta Mokal - 23/04/2018

The ChessBase India live coaching by Amruta Mokal on Sicilian Kan is back! Today, 23rd of April, at 9 p.m. IST. Amruta will be talking about the Maroczy bind structure with 5.c4 against Kan. This was the same line that was used by Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship 2014 to fight against Vishy Anand. Anand didn't really have a great position out of the opening, but Amruta has some new ideas to share with you. Apart from this we would urge you to contribute from your end. If you enjoy the lecture or you do learn something of value then do consider donating some money on the links given in the article. This money will be donated fully to deserving talents of Indian chess in a transparent manner. 

Amruta on Sicilian Kan Part III, Live on 23rd April at 9 p.m. IST 

The live session will begin at 9 p.m. IST and you can watch the show live here. But if you want to comment and ask questions to Amruta and Sagar then click on the Youtube logo on the bottom on the video to open it in Youtube and you can comment in the Live Chat. Your questions will be taken and answered by Amruta and Sagar.

Why am I doing this series?

At the Karnataka State Championships 2018 I was standing at the ChessBase India knowledge Stall and talking to people about the ChessBase India accessories, softwares and Quality Chess India books. That's when a little boy came along and asked, "Ma'am, when is your next live session on the Sicilian Kan?" The little boy was so cute and he had those inquisitive eyes asking me a question for which I didn't have an answer at that very point. "It will be after this tournament gets over," I told him. "How will I get to know when it is", he asked? I asked him to watch out for an article on the ChessBase India website (I hope he reads this!). I met many people who told me that they learnt a lot about the Kan from my lectures. "We thought Sicilian is a very complicated opening with a lot of theory, but your lectures made us fall in love with the Sicilian," is the most common feedback I received. I had to continue the series and in third lecture today at 9 p.m. IST I will be dealing with the feared Maroczy setup with 5.c4.

After the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 White sets up the Maroczy bind. This was the line that Magnus Carlsen played against Vishy Anand when he played the Kan in his 2014 World Championship Match. I have some good antidotes against this important line which I will be sharing with you.

Donate for a cause:

We (Sagar and I) are doing these lectures absolutely free of cost. We want to spread knowledge and make it accessible for everyone who is eager to learn. There is a lot of preparation related to the material that is chosen that goes behind creating these high quality sessions. If you found them useful or if you did learn from something from it, consider donating an amount that you are comfortable with. The amount will be given to a talented chess player who is in need of funds.


We have traveled all over India in the last five months and identified many players who have immense talent but are hindered in their chess progress because of the lack of funds. We would like to help them with your support. Contribute whatever amount you can. We will be transparent in our dealings and will be giving the amount to a deserving talent. You can be sure that your money will be used for a good cause and you will know about the same.


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Previous lectures:

Part I of Amruta on Sicilian Kan
Part II of Amruta on Sicilian Kan

Previous articles:

ChessBase India Live coaching: How to play the Sicilian Kan

Amruta Mokal continues her live coaching session on the Kan