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Sicilian, Closed (B24)
1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3

Number of games in database: 1164
Years covered: 1864 to 2018
Overall record:
   White wins 32.1%
   Black wins 38.0%
   Draws 29.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Vasily Smyslov  29 games
Boris Spassky  22 games
Anatoly Karpov  19 games
Ljubomir Ljubojevic  11 games
Mark Taimanov  10 games
Louis Paulsen  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946
Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931
Stoltz vs Nimzowitsch, 1928
Capablanca vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1925
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 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,164  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Paulsen vs G Neumann 0-1311864Berlin m3B24 Sicilian, Closed
2. Steinitz vs Blackburne 1-0241869LondonB24 Sicilian, Closed
3. S Rosenthal vs J Heral  0-1461873ViennaB24 Sicilian, Closed
4. A Clerc vs Zukertort 0-1711878ParisB24 Sicilian, Closed
5. Chigorin vs H K E Clemenz 1-0241880PetersburgB24 Sicilian, Closed
6. E Schallopp vs Paulsen  1-0511880WiesbadenB24 Sicilian, Closed
7. J N Berger vs Paulsen 0-1621881BerlinB24 Sicilian, Closed
8. F Riemann vs Paulsen  ½-½551881BerlinB24 Sicilian, Closed
9. Max Weiss vs Paulsen ½-½291882ViennaB24 Sicilian, Closed
10. Chigorin vs Paulsen 0-1381882ViennaB24 Sicilian, Closed
11. Chigorin vs Bird 1-0591882ViennaB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. F Riemann vs Paulsen 1-0941883NurembergB24 Sicilian, Closed
13. W Paulsen vs Bird 0-1721883NurembergB24 Sicilian, Closed
14. E Schallopp vs Mackenzie  0-1411885HamburgB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. J Mieses vs Paulsen 1-0311889BreslauB24 Sicilian, Closed
16. Blackburne vs C Golmayo 1-0341891Blackburne - GolmayoB24 Sicilian, Closed
17. A Ettlinger vs Lasker 0-1381892Exhibition gameB24 Sicilian, Closed
18. Von Bardeleben vs K A Walbrodt  1-02718938th DSB KongressB24 Sicilian, Closed
19. J Mieses vs Tarrasch 1-04018949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigB24 Sicilian, Closed
20. Von Bardeleben vs Schiffers  ½-½611895HastingsB24 Sicilian, Closed
21. Chigorin vs Schiffers 1-0301897Petersburg (Match)B24 Sicilian, Closed
22. Janowski vs W Ingalls  0-1251898Simul, 22bB24 Sicilian, Closed
23. Chigorin vs Von Popiel  0-1541902Monte CarloB24 Sicilian, Closed
24. J Mieses vs Von Popiel  ½-½511902Monte CarloB24 Sicilian, Closed
25. J Mieses vs Von Popiel  ½-½54190213th DSB Kongress (Hanover)B24 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-06  suenteus po 147: In my play with this opening as white I find many average players online avoid the later variations by playing 4...Nf6 in continuation of the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2. Does anybody know instructive games that show white dealing with the 4...Nf6 theme successfully?
Mar-06-08  Dr. Siggy: <suenteus po 147>: Here's one from "the good old days": Tarrasch vs A Selezniev, 1922; and here's another from more recent days: Karpov vs Tsamriuk, 1967.
Mar-09-08  suenteus po 147: <Dr. Siggy> Thanks!
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