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Sicilian B53, Best Games
Compiled by xajik
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This interesting and popular opening, even if it favors black in statistics, presents important resources for white and avoids main lines in which black may be better prepared. White gives up his bishop pair for a better attainment of the center and a stronger iniciative

Firceless attack by both players, interesting combinations
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1994 
(B53) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Brilliant Calculation, Beauty prize quality
Vasiukov vs Van Wely, 2002 
(B53) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Nice Knight and Queen Sacrifice, wonderful mate position
Judit Polgar vs Ljubojevic, 1992 
(B53) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Black's defense gets shattered to oblivion!
Kamsky vs Lautier, 1993 
(B53) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

After all, it's not too bad to make checks
D Glueck vs D B Gurevich, 1983 
(B53) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

A circuit of continous sacrifices, very complex game!
Geller vs Kogan, 1946 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

be careful of opponents bishops, pawn sacrifice
Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B53) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Two rooks sacrificied for a victory!
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

10. h4!? Beautiful attack! a nice sacrifice at the end
Gipslis vs Dinstuhl, 1996 
(B53) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Many sacrifices, many refusals and many pins
Judit Polgar vs Piket, 1996 
(B53) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black's King takes a walk
Vasiukov vs I Platonov, 1968 
(B53) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

Good may not be good enough
F J Perez Perez vs Fischer, 1960 
(B53) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Open Sezame! Great miniature with sacrifices
J Sefc vs W Golz, 1956 
(B53) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Queen Sacrifice, and a pawn struggle for queening first!
Z Erdelyi vs V Varadi, 2001 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

9. Rb1? costly mistake, black wins a magnificent game
E Horn vs E Averchenko, 2003 
(B53) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Undermining Coronation, exciting ending, well played
Judit Polgar vs Sax, 1990 
(B53) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

Very Agressive Beggining, Advantage is well kept
Judit Polgar vs H Hamdouchi, 1994
(B53) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Open Variation, exciting attack.. terrible blunder at the end
E Horn vs T Gustafsson, 2001 
(B53) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Watch Out for 4..e5!?, white loses
L Shamaev vs Ufimtsev, 1949 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

the interesting 4...Nf6, with tactics worth studying
S Solovjov vs Sadvakasov, 2003 
(B53) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Computer Struggle, Rooks on 7th rank not always = a win
HIARCS vs Chess Tiger, 2004
(B53) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Never take with pawn! Bishop Sacrifice, Lovely Miniature
G Keeling vs L T Hunt, 2001 
(B53) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

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