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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: 1052
Years covered: 1880 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 30.8%
   Black wins 36.4%
   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 43; games 1-25 of 1,052  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bier vs W Paulsen 0-1401880WSB-13.KongressB58 Sicilian
2. B Fleissig vs Paulsen  ½-½251882ViennaB58 Sicilian
3. J N Berger vs Paulsen  ½-½271883NurembergB58 Sicilian
4. Tarrasch vs Paulsen ½-½481889BreslauB58 Sicilian
5. Maroczy / Showalter vs Burn/Mieses  ½-½381900ParisB58 Sicilian
6. Pillsbury vs C S Howell  1-0421901BuffaloB58 Sicilian
7. Von Popiel vs Pillsbury 0-1511902Monte CarloB58 Sicilian
8. Lasker vs H Voigt 1-0291902Exhibition GameB58 Sicilian
9. Spielmann vs Swiderski  1-030190615th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg)B58 Sicilian
10. H Suechting vs Tartakower  ½-½331908ViennaB58 Sicilian
11. J Kvicala vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-1671908PragueB58 Sicilian
12. A Rabinovich vs Dus Chotimirsky  0-1621908PragueB58 Sicilian
13. M Smith vs O Chajes  0-1361911New York MastersB58 Sicilian
14. Yates vs W C Palmer  1-0361911Bradford m3B58 Sicilian
15. Capablanca vs F Beynon 1-0401913Rice CC MastersB58 Sicilian
16. G F Adair vs R T Black  0-1441913Rice CC Summer TournamentB58 Sicilian
17. Taubenhaus vs A A Smorodsky 1-0131914St PetersburgB58 Sicilian
18. M Marchand vs W Winter  ½-½281920matchB58 Sicilian
19. J Moeller vs Maroczy  0-1301920GothenburgB58 Sicilian
20. O Nilsson vs T C Jensen 1-0261920Gothenburg CB58 Sicilian
21. J Moeller vs Bogoljubov  0-1321920GothenburgB58 Sicilian
22. E Straat vs Colle 0-1701923ScheveningenB58 Sicilian
23. I Rabinovich vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  1-0371924USSR ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
24. Euwe vs J Drewitt  ½-½251924WestonB58 Sicilian
25. C Jaffe vs Kupchik  1-0491926Rice 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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