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Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 (B66)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 e6
7 Qd2 a6

Number of games in database: 591
Years covered: 1946 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 39.1%
   Black wins 24.9%
   Draws 35.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Milan Matulovic  12 games
Ratmir Kholmov  12 games
Michail Brodsky  12 games
V Tukmakov  32 games
Vladimir Kramnik  14 games
Bozidar Ivanovic  13 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999
Kasparov vs Hracek, 1996
M Brodsky vs J Maiwald, 1994
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1996
Huebner vs Kramnik, 1996
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2008
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 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 591  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Blendinger vs J Steger  0-1451946Regensburg GERB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
2. C Hounie Fleurquin vs J Traian Iliesco  1-0511947Mar del Plata ARGB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
3. V Hromada vs J Marsalek  0-1401950Chocen qual3B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
4. Nezhmetdinov vs P Dubinin 1-0321950RSFSR Team ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
5. Konstantinopolsky vs Aronin 0-1411950USSR ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
6. E Paoli vs K Kopetzky  1-0401952Vienna 5253B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
7. D Horne vs H Enevoldsen  ½-½491952Helsinki ol (Men)B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
8. E Cobo Arteaga vs H Platz  1-0371952Helsinki ol (Men)B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
9. I Grynfeld vs J T Barendregt  ½-½401952Helsinki ol (Men)B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
10. A Beni vs Sajtar  ½-½211955CSR-AUT mB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
11. S Jezek vs Sajtar  ½-½201956CSR-chB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
12. E Hearst vs Mednis ½-½411956Third Rosenwald TrophyB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
13. Averbakh vs Botvinnik  0-1371957Training GameB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
14. A Bannik vs Aronin  1-0691957USSR ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
15. Gligoric vs F Olafsson 1-0671957DallasB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
16. Tringov vs P Reissmann  1-0351958Munich ol (Men) prelB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
17. M Succar vs E Beckingham  0-135195813th olm final CB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
18. A Genin vs Savon  1-0281959URS-chTB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
19. A Vitolinsh vs V Tukmakov 1-0341962URS-ch sfB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
20. K Zvorykina vs M Kulke  1-02619632nd olw finalB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
21. J Nielsen vs Rokhlin  ½-½4519655th CC World Ch FinalB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
22. P J Aarons vs Plachetka 0-1191965Klasterec nad Orlici U18 6566B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
23. V Zagorovsky vs Rokhlin  ½-½3219655th CC World Ch FinalB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
24. V Tukmakov vs A Hennings  1-0551967WchT U26 14thB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
25. Kholmov vs R Nicevski  1-0401967SkopjeB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-30-05  morostyle: so this seems to be best weapon for white against sicilian defense ? is there a way for black to handle this with succees?
Jan-30-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Fascinating to see that this variation is more popular now than back in the 40's and 50's when it was all the rage.
Jan-30-05  morostyle: i love this playing as white or black iam focusing on this opening as white and as black ! this days u face this a lot
Sep-07-08  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from B66 miniatures: http://www.wtharvey.com/b66.html
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