chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2 (B61)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 Bd7
7 Qd2

Number of games in database: 550
Years covered: 1939 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 41.5%
   Black wins 24.9%
   Draws 33.6%

Popularity graph, by decade

Explore this opening  |  Search for sacrifices in this opening.
PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Karel Mokry  7 games
Milan Matulovic  6 games
Alexey Suetin  5 games
Alexey Dreev  19 games
Karl Robatsch  16 games
Leonid Stein  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957
Karpov vs Robert E Byrne, 1971
Van der Wiel vs J Van Mil, 1977
D Botto vs L Christiansen, 1975
G Micalizzi vs Anand, 1990
Tarjan vs Larsen, 1968
<< previous chapter next chapter >>

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 550  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs E Rojahn 1-0391939Buenos Aires ol (Men) prel-DB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
2. Tolush vs Simagin  ½-½341956USSR ChampionshipB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
3. Tal vs K Klaman 1-0341957USSR ChampionshipB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
4. Kavalek vs Gurgenidze  0-1371960WchT U26 07thB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
5. Simagin vs Averbakh  1-0701961USSR Championship 1961aB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
6. Boleslavsky vs Furman  0-1381961USSR Championship 1961aB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
7. Suetin vs Kholmov  1-0231962MinskB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
8. S Nyman vs G Borisenko  ½-½331962W-ch4 corr6265B61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
9. Jansa vs G Szilagyi  1-0221963Bad LiebensteinB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
10. Gipslis vs W Pietzsch  1-0461963Bad LiebensteinB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
11. H Lehmann vs Larsen  ½-½411964IBMB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
12. Janosevic vs Larsen  ½-½421964BelgradeB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
13. Unzicker vs Gheorghiu  0-1381964Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-AB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
14. Matulovic vs V Sokolov  1-0591965YUG-ch 20thB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
15. Gipslis vs M Bertok  ½-½211965ZagrebB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
16. E Jimenez Zerquera vs O'Kelly  ½-½311965HavanaB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
17. W Schmidt vs W Schinzel  1-0291965POL-ch 23th sfB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
18. G Mazzoni vs Larsen  0-1541966Le HavreB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
19. Unzicker vs Larsen ½-½381966Second Piatigorsky CupB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
20. C Zuidema vs Gheorghiu  0-1331966Orebro Stud olm fAB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
21. G Kluger vs B Pietrusiak  1-0291966Rubinstein Memorial 4thB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
22. Spassky vs I Bilek 1-0251967MoscowB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
23. J Kaplan vs Gheorghiu  0-1291967Hastings 1967/68B61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
24. E Turunen vs M Umansky  0-1211968URS-Scandinavia U20B61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
25. Suetin vs Gheorghiu  ½-½221968Hastings 1967/68B61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 550  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-04-05  chess man: One of my favorite variations of the white side of the Sicilian is the Richter-Rauzer. (Larsen Qd2)
Jul-04-05  vampiero: the point of the Larsen variation with the Bd7 is to get going on the queen side as fast as possible, but in contrast that makes the king side for Black open to attack
Aug-08-07  get Reti: This is one of my favorite lines to play as black in the sicilian. Why play e5 and create a weakness on d5 or play e6 and tie up your pieces defendind the d pawn just to develop the bishop when it can still be developed at g7, controlling a useful diagonal? The point of the sicilian is to use the half open c file for attack, and with Rc8 available, black does this as fast as possible, developing his pieces in compensation for the time lost by the pawn moves d6, c5, and cxd4. If white castles queenside, the rook stares directly at the king.
May-06-08  refutor: to anyone out there...why can't Black just gain a tempo by playing 7. ...Nxd4. is it that much weaker than the other lines?
May-06-08  hrvyklly: <refutor> Well, I've always thought 7.Be2 was a better move than 7.Qd2 - but after 7.Qd2 Nxd4, then 8.Qxd4 Qa5 9.Bd2 e5 10.Qd3 Rc8 11.Be2 and <The Complete Richter-Rauzer> gives Tal vs I Radulov, 1972 as its stem game and continues to 19.Bd5: "White has successfully carried out his plan to seize d5, thus guaranteeing him a small but lasting advantage." After 9...e5 CRR: "As we shall see, this is a standard reaction in such positions. It may seem odd to weaken the d5-square voluntarily, but this thrust offers better prospects than the (inferior) alternatives."
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific opening and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC