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Sicilian Defense
Compiled by SpiritedReposte
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1. ...c5 My preferred response to <1. e4> The <Sicilian Defense>, in all flavors of variation, is sharp, dynamic and complicated.

G Zaichik vs Psakhis, 1980 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Extreme complications.
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

D Sengupta vs Nakamura, 2001 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 25 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs Nakamura, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Leko vs Topalov, 2008 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs Bronstein, 1994 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

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

Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 0-1

Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Fine vs Fischer, 1963 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 0-1

Superb opening preparation.
Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

F J Perez Perez vs Fischer, 1960 
(B53) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

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

Joel Benjamin vs Anand, 1993 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B53) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

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

Anand vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs Gelfand, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1967 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1998 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Topalov, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 61 moves, 0-1

Pilnik vs Fischer, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

J B Bednarski vs Adorjan, 1972 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

C Sandipan vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(B44) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

C Lutz vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Yifan Hou vs Li Chao, 2011 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2011 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 39 moves, 0-1

D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

Areshchenko vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

Yudasin vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 0-1

Nisipeanu vs Karjakin, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Rybka vs Houdini, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 53 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

H Goldhamer vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

Beautiful zugzwang finish.
Short vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 103 moves, 0-1

Robatsch vs Fischer, 1965 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Browne vs Polugaevsky, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 0-1

Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

R Djurhuus vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Nakamura, 2012 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 0-1

Nisipeanu vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Fedorov, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 0-1

I Bilek vs Fischer, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 0-1

de Firmian vs The World, 2002 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 52 moves, 0-1

Hort vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Y Sakharov vs Polugaevsky, 1960
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Anand, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Leko vs Anand, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 0-1

Morozevich vs Sadler, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

M Krakops vs Shirov, 2015
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

M Adams vs Nunn, 2017 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

M Matov vs Fischer, 1968 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

D Reinderman vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 0-1

I A Nataf vs L Dominguez, 2002
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

Stoltz vs Boleslavsky, 1946 
(B58) Sicilian, 46 moves, 0-1

Grischuk vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

R Mamedov vs Areshchenko, 2007
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

Naiditsch vs A Korobov, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

Nisipeanu vs Topalov, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1

Ujtumen vs Mecking, 1970
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 40 moves, 0-1

D Mastrovasilis vs C Lutz, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs Tal, 1959 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 0-1

Blitz, but incredibly instructive.
Caruana vs Kasparov, 2016 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

E Inarkiev vs S Sjugirov, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 0-1

Nikitin vs Tal, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

R Reyes vs Fischer, 1967 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 33 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 0-1

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Grischuk, 2017 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

Leko vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Tseshkovsky vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 0-1

G Mohr vs Gelfand, 2001 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Lautier, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

D Ruth vs Fischer, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Movsesian vs Sutovsky, 2002 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 63 moves, 0-1

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