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Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation (B39)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 g6 5 c4 Bg7 6 Be3 Nf6
7 Nc3 Ng4

Number of games in database: 728
Years covered: 1920 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 46.4%
   Black wins 19.9%
   Draws 33.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Mihai Suba  6 games
Wlodzimierz Schmidt  5 games
Lajos Portisch  5 games
Bent Larsen  20 games
Dragoljub Velimirovic  19 games
Jan Plachetka  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966
N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974
Leko vs Piket, 1997
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959
Spassky vs Savon, 1973
Kasparov vs Yurtaev, 1975
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 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 728  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Kostic vs Breyer ½-½661920GothenburgB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
2. B H Villegas vs Reti  0-1401924ARG-ch4 MayorB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
3. Alekhine vs B H Villegas  1-091926Buenos AiresB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
4. Rellstab vs Y Porat  1-052193127. DSB KongressB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
5. M Yudovich Sr. vs Levenfish  ½-½461934LeningradB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
6. Z Hostinsky vs Josef Koska  ½-½551937BrnoB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
7. A D de Groot vs J van den Bosch  ½-½691938NED-ch10B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
8. P Trifunovic vs Stoltz  0-1421946PragueB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
9. B Milic vs B Rabar  ½-½331946YUG-chB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
10. Yanofsky vs Stoltz  ½-½281948Saltsjöbaden InterzonalB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
11. J A Fred vs Stoltz  0-1461951Marianske Lazne - PrahaB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
12. A Matanovic vs Wade  1-0471951Staunton MemorialB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
13. D Andric vs Stoltz  ½-½421952BelgradeB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
14. J Mangini vs G Barcza 0-1561952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-BB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
15. Byvshev vs Simagin 0-1691952USSR ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
16. W E Kaiser vs T Fries  0-13419542nd Pan-American Chess CongressB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
17. Byvshev vs G Ilivitsky  0-1371954URS-ch21B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
18. Kholmov vs L Aronson 1-0281954URS-chTB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
19. Kan vs Vasiukov  ½-½311954URS-chTB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
20. Sliwa vs A Pytlakowski  ½-½321955POL-chB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
21. Koblents vs A Buslaev  ½-½161956Tbilisi ½f-USSR chB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
22. Suetin vs Vasiukov  1-0401956URS-ch sfB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
23. J Sefc vs F Pithart  1-0451956Marianske Lazne/PrahaB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
24. Keres vs Benko  ½-½201956Moskva olB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
25. A Dueckstein vs I Johannsson  1-0281956Moscow ol (Men)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: the maroczy bind seems strong to me (for white) but i guess it's not all it's cracked up to be or else no one would play the accelerated dragon :) any general ideas on playing against the maroczy bind to a guy who would prefer to play ..d5 in one move in the dragon instead of two? :)
Jan-06-04  actual: I've been interested in the accelerated dragon lately so let's see...I think some ideas for Black are to blockade white on the queenside with a5 and use the weakness of the d4 square and exchange pieces to free up some space. White will try to avoid exchanges and try to slowly expand on the queenside. I think this is one of the main Maroczy bind positions in the accelerated dragon 1.e4 c5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.d4 cxd4 4.♘xd4 g6 5.c4 ♗g7 6.♗e3 ♘f6 7.♘c3 0-0 8.♗e2 d6 9.0-0 ♗d7 10.♕d2 ♘xd4 11.♗xd4 ♗c6 12.f3 a5
Apr-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: What I do not understand is the 7...Ng4
8. Qxg4 Nxd4 9. Qd1, Ne6. What are both
side trying to accomplish? Can someone
shed some light on this? Thanks.
Aug-02-05  get Reti: I have the same question as <WannaBe>. Why 9...♘e6 instead of ♘c6? It looks cool but it blocks the e-pawn.
Nov-29-05  vampiero: well the d and e pawns on the 7th rank are especially weak and its even more obvious when the pawn goes to d6 and the e7 pawn can be selected as a longterm strategical target. Also, my moving the Black knight to e6 he can move to the kingside in case of an attack. The rook is also free to concentrate on the semi-open c-file. Another typical thing i like to do is to have the a Pawn b6/Night c5/Pawn d6 structure
Nov-29-05  vampiero: check the games of Petrosian, although he has more losses than wins, the way he plays is very thematic
Sep-24-06  soughzin: I dont understand why this has such a bad percentage for black. Looking at the lines it seems like equal positions to me.
Jun-30-07  ChessDude33: <wannabe> and <get Reti> Ng4 is an attempt to trade pieces and relieve blacks somewhat cramped position while at the same time reducing whites influence over d4.

9.Qd1 is played because it best handles the Nc2+ and d5 threats. It also keeps an eye on d5 and may jump to the queenside if needed(where white has a spatial advantage).

now...about 9...Ne6 i myself like the move since it gaurds against threatened Nc7+ and can help with kingside diversionary starting with g5(and possibilities of Be5 and/or Nf4). but Like vamipiero said it can also jump to the more active c5 if needed for defense on the queenside.

<It looks cool but it blocks the e pawn> pushing the e pawn is usually asking for a beating on the dark squares.

I'm no expert on the line but i do play it alot, hope I helped.

Aug-09-07  get Reti: I play strictly d4 as white (QGD and Nimzo) but I'm still not sure how to respond to 1.e4 as black. Could this line be good? After Ne6 is played, the knight has a mobility of four full squares, and so does the dark bishop. Once the queen goes to a5, the bishop goes to b7, and the rook goes to c8, every piece seems actively placed. Even though black has no pawn center, his longe range pieces use this to their advantage.
Jul-07-08  Cactus: <get reti> This is a really late responce but anyway... John Emms puts it well in his Chess Survival Guide. It all depends on two main things: Your style and how much time you have for chess. For example, if you are an attacking player, but have no time to study theory, the Alekine's defence might be rigtht for you. Also, you have to take into account how much you mind being cramped. If you have some time to study (though not too much is needed) and you don't mind cramped positions, then the Accelerated Dragon might be right for you (though in my personal opinion this is really a very unsound opening. Black gets very few counterchances).
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