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Black Wins a Sicilian
Compiled by blair45
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Black chooses the Sicilialn Defense (any variation) against 1. e4 and wins the game.


Yudasin's aggressive play gains the initiative.
T Luther vs Yudasin, 1989 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Schlecter Variation -- note aggressive play.
Yates vs Sultan Khan, 1930 
(B33) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Anand doesn't move the N's, he counterthreatens.
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Black wins after 2. f4
G Broomes vs N Khan, 1983 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 22 moves, 0-1

Lasker-Pelikan Variation
Kupreichik vs Chekhov, 1976 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Kan, Knight Variation
Keres vs L Popov, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

Lasker-Pelikan Variation
de Firmian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Starteling conclusion, 38. ...Rg2!!
J M Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Najdorf Variation
Minic vs Fischer, 1970 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

Closed Variation
Hecht vs Keene, 1972  
(B26) Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3, 32 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian, Open
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Paulsen Sicilian -- see 54. ...
A Planinc vs K Hulak, 1977 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 55 moves, 0-1

Paulsen Variation, Gary gambit
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

33. ... Bh3 ch. !
C Lutz vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

19. ... f5! The white queen can't stay on the d1- h5 diagonal
Ulibin vs Sveshnikov, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

Kan, Modern Variation
E Kristiansen vs Tal, 1966 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 0-1

Paulsen, Normal Variation
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Black wins with a pretty mating combination
M Rogan vs J A Rizzitano, 1989 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 0-1

Three minor pieces versus a queen
Stellwagen vs Anand, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 0-1

Good attacking chess. The killer: 34. ...Ra1+
Kudrin vs M Wilder, 1987 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 0-1

Nice handling of the Closed Sicilian
A Misetane Burjan vs K Albert, 1992 
(B26) Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3, 31 moves, 0-1

Kan variation. Note move 27. ...
L Tamarkin vs E Schiller, 1979 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 0-1

Note how Black defends against the Alapin variation
Rozentalis vs Bologan, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

Forced Mate -- 38. ... ?
Xie Jun vs J Demina, 1992 
(B58) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

32. ... ?
J Gast vs E Bhend, 1987 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian, 31. ...mate in 4
S Iuldachev vs Aronian, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Lasker Pelikan Variation
M Brodsky vs Kramnik, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

55. ... endgame exclam!
H Munoz Sotomayor vs H Salazar Jacob, 1990 
(B83) Sicilian, 59 moves, 0-1

Rossolimo Attack
R N Bauer vs B Finegold, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Kan, Knight Variation
R van Kampen vs Timman, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

PaulsenSicilian
A Frhat vs A Surjadnji, 2001 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Classical Sicilian
Tal vs Aronin, 1962 
(B37) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 37 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian, Grand Prix attack
R Forster vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

McDonnell Attack
Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1856 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 30 moves, 0-1

Sadvakasov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 0-1

Classic Sicilian, Devastating attack, Queen sac
N Yaremko vs D Recuero Guerra, 2006 
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian pyrotechnics
A Rubezov vs G Borisenko, 1960 
(B89) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Paulsen Variation, 30. ...Bc4!
K Landa vs M Leon Hoyos, 2008 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

Dragon Variation, 25. ... d3
L A Tan vs Mecking, 1976 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Dragon Variation, Yugoslav Attack
H Ottevaere vs K Falleyn, 1973 
(B79) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 12.h4, 33 moves, 0-1

Paulsen Variation
D van Foreest vs J Mieses, 1949 
(B44) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

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