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Sicilian (B57)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bc4

Number of games in database: 1304
Years covered: 1882 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 30.8%
   Black wins 37.2%
   Draws 32.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Dragoljub Velimirovic  30 games
Nick DeFirmian  25 games
Bozidar Ivanovic  23 games
Branko Damljanovic  18 games
Istvan Csom  18 games
Zdenko Kozul  17 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Fischer vs Benko, 1959
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1959
Fischer vs NN, 1959
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1993
Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969
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 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,304  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Blackburne vs Paulsen  0-157 1882 ViennaB57 Sicilian
2. L Rosen vs Burn  0-160 1900 ParisB57 Sicilian
3. Salwe vs Rubinstein 1-030 1903 Lodz mB57 Sicilian
4. Schlechter vs Dus Chotimirsky 1-038 1909 St. PetersburgB57 Sicilian
5. Schlechter vs Lasker ½-½48 1910 Lasker - Schlechter World Championship MatchB57 Sicilian
6. Vidmar vs O Bernstein 1-042 1911 San SebastianB57 Sicilian
7. Nimzowitsch vs Dus Chotimirsky 1-032 1911 KarlsbadB57 Sicilian
8. Bogoljubov vs A Selezniev  1-030 1917 TribergB57 Sicilian
9. Olland vs Euwe  0-143 1921 HollandB57 Sicilian
10. Loman vs Euwe  ½-½44 1922 ?B57 Sicilian
11. Bogoljubov vs S Takacs  ½-½87 1922 ViennaB57 Sicilian
12. Spielmann vs O Chajes 0-152 1923 KarlsbadB57 Sicilian
13. I A Horowitz vs Kupchik 1-031 1928 2nd National Chess Federation-chB57 Sicilian
14. L Roedl vs L Engels 1-027 1930 MatchB57 Sicilian
15. G Kluger vs Szabo  ½-½51 1937 Budapest m ;HCL 28B57 Sicilian
16. G A Thomas vs W Winter  ½-½35 1937 Hastings 1936/37B57 Sicilian
17. G A Thomas vs Golombek  ½-½35 1938 MargateB57 Sicilian
18. L Laurine vs Keres ½-½63 1943 Tallinn, Est chB57 Sicilian
19. L Bauza vs Najdorf 0-132 1946 Mar del PlataB57 Sicilian
20. F Surmann vs G Menke 1-031 1947 Lueneburg GERB57 Sicilian
21. Tartakower vs Grob 0-172 1948 13, Venice it ITAB57 Sicilian
22. Rossolimo vs B H Wood  1-033 1949 OldenburgB57 Sicilian
23. Korchnoi vs O Moiseev 0-141 1950 TulaB57 Sicilian
24. J Balogh vs Szabo  0-125 1950 Budapest HUN chB57 Sicilian
25. A Sidorov vs Ufimtsev 0-146 1950 Ch URS (1/2 final)B57 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-11-05  notyetagm: Yermolisnky has a book coming out from GAMBIT on the Classical Sicilian and will cover B57 I believe. Get more information about this book at http://badbishop.com/gambit/books/c....
Feb-05-06  Isolani: From my perspective it seems that 6...♕b6 has become increasingly popular recently. White is having more success lately with 8.♗f4 than with the traditional 8.O-O after the common 7♘b3 e6 moves are played.
Jun-30-10  Marmot PFL: I don't take online games too seriously, but this one one of my better ones w black. Played at 20 min each, maybe someone could improve it for white -

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bc4 Qb6 7 Nb3 e6 8 Be3 Qc7 9 f4 a6 10 Qe2 Be7 11 0-0 0-0 12 Bd3 b5 13 a4 b4 14 Nd1 Na5 (e5 & d5 looks more dynamic but i think this is also ok) 15 Nxa5 Qxa5 16 g4 Bb7 17 Nf2 Rac8 18 g5 Nd7 19 Ng4 Nc5 20 Bd4 Rfd8 21 Nh6+ (tempting but not sound) gh 22 gh Nxd3 23 Qg4+ Kf8 24 cd Ke8 25 Qg7 Kd7 26 Qxf7 Rg8+ 27 Kh1 Qf5 (attack is over) 28 Qxf5 ef 29 Rae1 Rc2 30 Rf2 (white is really low on time) fe4! 31 de4 Bxe4+ 0-1

Aug-25-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Robin01: In a recent OTB game after the moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Bg5 Qb6 7. Nb3 e6 8. Be3 Qc7 9. Bd3 a6 10. O-O Be7 11. f4 O-O, I played the move 12.Na4. Does anybody have any comments or analysis regarding this move? More in line with theory is 12.a4, I believe, but I just kind of liked this move. Thanks.


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