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Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6 (A88)
1 d4 f5 2 c4 Nf6 3 g3 g6 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 Nf3 O-O 6 O-O d6
7 Nc3 c6

Number of games in database: 1119
Years covered: 1928 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 35.7%
   Black wins 30.8%
   Draws 33.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Ulf Andersson  7 games
Boris Gelfand  7 games
Jan Smejkal  7 games
Valeri Beim  19 games
Gert Jan Timmerman  16 games
Mateusz Bartel  16 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010
The World vs G Timmerman, 2007
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989
Brzozka vs Bronstein, 1963
Mecking vs Botvinnik, 1967
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2012
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 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Blas vs Kletchinski 1-0221928WarsawA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
2. Szabo vs W Hasenfuss 1-0471939KemeriA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
3. Jacobo Bolbochan vs F Apsenieks  1-0711939Buenos Aires ol (Men) fin-AA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
4. A Bozic vs B Kostic  0-1381949YUG-chA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
5. Stoltz vs B Kostic  1-0371950BledA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
6. Keller-Hermann vs Bogoljubov  ½-½481951DortmundA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
7. S Nedeljkovic vs A Fuderer  1-0651951YUG-ch 6thA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
8. Z Milev vs V Urseanu  ½-½261951Bucharest GMT 2ndA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
9. A Fuderer vs D Dimc  ½-½181953YUG-chA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
10. Pirc vs A Fuderer  1-0571954ZagrebA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
11. F De Carvalho vs J Munoz Izcua  ½-½321954MontevideoA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
12. Lisitsin vs Lutikov 0-1391955URS-ch sfA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
13. H Juettler vs H Liebert  1-0261956LeipzigA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
14. Simagin vs A Khasin  1-0381956Moscow-chA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
15. Novotelnov vs A Khasin  1-0811956URS-ch sfA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
16. V Tarasov vs Vasiukov  ½-½281956URS-ch sfA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
17. Zamikhovsky vs G Borisenko  ½-½471956URS-ch sfA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
18. Averbakh vs A Khasin 1-0501956USSR ChampionshipA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
19. Polugaevsky vs H Liebert 0-1431956UpsalaA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
20. J Dolezal vs L Alster  1-0391956CSR-chA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
21. I Johannsson vs G Palmason  1-0441957ReykjavikA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
22. M S Abroshin vs H Liebert  ½-½291957URS-FRG corr5761A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
23. P Bates vs A Jongsma  0-1521957World Junior ChampionshipA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
24. J Dolezal vs H Liebert  0-1271957GDR-CSRA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
25. L Ljungquist vs Z Nilsson  ½-½221958JonkopingA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
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Apr-26-04
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  Calli: Like Mig says, should we rename this the St. Petersburg variation now?
Mar-14-06  blingice: <ruy> Yes. I love how some people wander the site, make a random comment about wanting to play on a random game, or about how great <CG.com> is, and then never come back. Whatever. Back to the opening, I'm sure it's one of the most bizarre ones I have seen with an ECO. A white fianchetto, directly across from a black fianchetto-type thing, but with a flared pawn wall. White has opened up a huge fissure in his pawns, with little support for the d-pawn. The black pawns are even weirder, in a formation like


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I can't imagine playing an endgame with them.

It's also interesting to see <CG.com> in it's desperate starting phase. ;)

Feb-25-09  WhiteRook48: why not 2. Bg5?
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