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Sicilian (B58)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 d6 6 Be2

Number of games in database: 1044
Years covered: 1880 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 30.9%
   Black wins 36.3%
   Draws 32.8%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Dibyendu Barua  17 games
Ilya Smirin  16 games
Efim Geller  14 games
Alexander Khalifman  13 games
K Lerner  9 games
Isaac Boleslavsky  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
J E Slade vs NN, 1960
Ivanchuk vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2005
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1958
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952
Fischer vs K Warner, 1955
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 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,044  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Bier vs W Paulsen 0-140 1880 WSB-13.KongressB58 Sicilian
2. B Fleissig vs Paulsen  ½-½25 1882 ViennaB58 Sicilian
3. J N Berger vs Paulsen  ½-½27 1883 NurembergB58 Sicilian
4. Tarrasch vs Paulsen ½-½48 1889 BreslauB58 Sicilian
5. Maroczy / Showalter vs Burn/Mieses  ½-½38 1900 ParisB58 Sicilian
6. Pillsbury vs C S Howell  1-042 1901 BuffaloB58 Sicilian
7. Lasker vs H Voigt 1-029 1902 USA tour simB58 Sicilian
8. Von Popiel vs Pillsbury 0-151 1902 Monte CarloB58 Sicilian
9. Spielmann vs Swiderski  1-030 1906 15th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg)B58 Sicilian
10. H Suechting vs Tartakower  ½-½33 1908 ViennaB58 Sicilian
11. J Kvicala vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-167 1908 PragueB58 Sicilian
12. A Rabinovich vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-162 1908 PragueB58 Sicilian
13. M Smith vs O Chajes  0-136 1911 New York MastersB58 Sicilian
14. Yates vs W C Palmer  1-036 1911 Bradford m3B58 Sicilian
15. Capablanca vs F Beynon 1-040 1913 Rice CC MastersB58 Sicilian
16. G F Adair vs R T Black  0-144 1913 Rice CC Summer TournamentB58 Sicilian
17. Taubenhaus vs A A Smorodsky 1-013 1914 St PetersburgB58 Sicilian
18. M Marchand vs W Winter  ½-½28 1920 matchB58 Sicilian
19. J Moeller vs Maroczy  0-130 1920 GothenburgB58 Sicilian
20. O Nilsson vs T C Jensen 1-026 1920 Gothenburg CB58 Sicilian
21. J Moeller vs Bogoljubov  0-132 1920 GothenburgB58 Sicilian
22. E Straat vs Colle 0-170 1923 ScheveningenB58 Sicilian
23. I Rabinovich vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  1-037 1924 USSR ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
24. Euwe vs J Drewitt  ½-½25 1924 WestonB58 Sicilian
25. C Jaffe vs Kupchik  1-049 1926 Rice MemorialB58 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-20-08  just a kid: First!
Dec-05-08  Ychromosome: I won an interesting game against a computer in this variation. I sacraficed a N for 2 Ps and got this position:


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I this a playable idea, or was I lucky??

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Aug-05-10  Kenyatt: wht to move or blk to move?
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