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Sicilian, Taimanov Variation (B48)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3

Number of games in database: 2314
Years covered: 1959 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 36.8%
   Black wins 31.2%
   Draws 32.1%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Alexander Motylev  26 games
Veselin Topalov  19 games
Vasilios Kotronias  16 games
Milan Matulovic  38 games
Sergei Movsesian  37 games
Boris Grachev  23 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1961
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013
Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006
Parma vs Petrosian, 1971
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 page 1 of 93; games 1-25 of 2,314  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs Krogius 0-180 1959 USSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. P Dely vs Matulovic  ½-½18 1959 YUG-HUNB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. Krogius vs Furman  ½-½20 1959 USSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. Z Nilsson vs Filip  0-130 1960 Leipzig ol (Men) qual-CB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. Smailbegovic vs Matulovic  0-158 1960 SarajevoB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Y Pustina vs Gligoric  0-142 1960 Leipzig ol (Men) qual-AB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. J Cucka vs J Vesely  ½-½37 1960 CSR-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Foguelman vs F Olafsson  0-146 1960 Mar del PlataB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Puc vs J Sofrevski  1-051 1960 YUG-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Bronstein vs Taimanov 1-034 1961 USSR Championship 1961bB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. Polugaevsky vs Gipslis  ½-½21 1961 USSR Championship 1961bB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Gipslis vs B Vladimirov  ½-½21 1961 USSR Championship 1961bB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Y Kots vs Gipslis  ½-½40 1961 USSR Championship 1961bB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. E Haag vs Suetin  0-129 1961 DebrecenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. A Khasin vs Taimanov  0-168 1961 USSR Championship 1961bB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. J Pogats vs Taimanov  0-136 1961 BudapestB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Averbakh vs Taimanov  1-049 1961 USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Tal vs F Olafsson 1-038 1961 BledB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. K Blom vs Filip  0-125 1961 Marianske Lazne ztB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. B Milic vs Filip  0-178 1961 Marianske Lazne ztB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. R Bogdanovic vs Matulovic  0-136 1961 SarajevoB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. Averbakh vs Matulovic  0-134 1961 YUG-URSB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. K Honfi vs L Lengyel 1-027 1961 Hungary chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. E Paoli vs Lokvenc  ½-½51 1961 DebrecenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. E Paoli vs Suetin  0-134 1961 DebrecenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-16-04  hongisto24: this will be featured in Leko-Kramnik and Libya...me bets...;)
Sep-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Here is a brilliant Black victory in this opening, by Navara: F Berend vs Navara, 2007.
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