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Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7 (B67)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 e6
7 Qd2 a6 8 O-O-O Bd7

Number of games in database: 1652
Years covered: 1943 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 38.4%
   Black wins 30.8%
   Draws 30.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Vitaly Tseshkovsky  16 games
Vlastimil Jansa  13 games
Nigel Short  11 games
Zdenko Kozul  90 games
V Tukmakov  28 games
Alex Yermolinsky  26 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Anand vs Timman, 2004
Oll vs Azmaiparashvili, 1993
Tal vs J M Ripley, 1974
Karpov vs E Torre, 1976
Joel Benjamin vs Z Kozul, 1997
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior, 2001
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 page 1 of 67; games 1-25 of 1,652  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Konstantinopolsky vs Boleslavsky ½-½33 1943 SverdlovskB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
2. Szabo vs E R Lundin 0-138 1946 GroningenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
3. Szily vs Benko ½-½36 1947 HUN-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
4. C H Alexander vs E Spanjaard 1-036 1947 Hastings 4748B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
5. C H Alexander vs W Winter  1-020 1948 BCF-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
6. S Toth vs C Kottnauer  0-132 1948 Bad GasteinB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
7. E Canal vs C Kottnauer  0-135 1948 Bad GasteinB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
8. J Sefc vs Foltys  ½-½46 1948 CSR-chB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
9. Szily vs H Kramer  1-041 1949 HUN-NEDB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
10. E Walther vs H Heemsoth  1-039 1949 OldenburgB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. G Zhuravlev vs V Tiit  1-035 1950 Ch URS (Farmers)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
12. K Skold vs V Castaldi  ½-½66 1950 Dubrovnik olmB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
13. H Platz vs E Gereben  0-140 1952 BudapestB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
14. O'Kelly vs Cortlever  1-055 1953 HoogovensB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
15. Gligoric vs Averbakh ½-½42 1953 Zurich CandidatesB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
16. F Bohatirchuk vs Z Kovacs  ½-½20 1954 AmsterdamB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. A Franck vs Z Kovacs  ½-½22 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men) fin-BB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
18. V Zagorovsky vs Polugaevsky  0-126 1954 URS-ch sfB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
19. N Karaklajic vs Ivkov  0-128 1954 BelgradeB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
20. L Schmid vs Szabo  ½-½40 1954 Amsterdam olm prelB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
21. Lutikov vs E Kuzminykh  0-143 1954 URS-ch sfB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
22. L Barden vs Taimanov  0-145 1954 LondonB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
23. Suetin vs O Mojsiejew  ½-½68 1954 Erewan sf 22 ch-URSB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
24. Lilienthal vs Petrosian 0-143 1954 URS ch 16B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
25. Korchnoi vs Averbakh ½-½55 1954 URS-ch21 Kiev ,URS-cB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-12-08  ravel5184: First!
Sep-12-08  artyom2008: 2!!!!
1 the worst 2 the best 3 the nerd etc
Sep-12-08  Cactus: *Shakes head ashamedly*
Sep-12-08  Shams: *pounds face on keyboard repeatedly*
Sep-12-08  artyom2008: 4 the golden bird
Sep-12-08  zoren: no discussion :o
Sep-13-08  ravel5184: Seventh! :0)
Oct-17-08  lonepsycho: 8th. We're playing this opening in GMAN2.
Oct-17-08  Karnatakiaditya: 9th here!
Oct-17-08  vikinx: And now I claim 10th.
Oct-19-08  artyom2008: 0 the hero first da worst second da best 3 the nerd 4 the king of da north
Oct-19-08  Cactus: <3 the nerd> That sounds like a pretty accurate discription of me.
Oct-19-08  apple pi: Nth! :P
Oct-28-10  rapidcitychess: Is the point of this line to delay breaking the pin as long as possible?
Oct-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: <Is the point of this line to delay breaking the pin as long as possible?>

I think it is to accelerate the queenside counterplay while reducing the chance for "tricks" on b5.

Oct-28-10  rapidcitychess: *glances at watch* That was fast!

One more question: Why can't black in general play ...h6 and ...Nxe4?

Oct-28-10  Shams: <rapidcitychess><Why can't black in general play ...h6 and ...Nxe4?>

"In general" I think both players need to always be alert for this tactic. The question can only be answered in the particular. Calculating the desperado lines isn't too hard with practice.

Oct-28-10  rapidcitychess: <Shams>

Yes,I was just wondering if there was a reoccurring "theme" that was played. ^^

Oct-28-10  Shams: I just had a couple minutes to check Opening Explorer before class. After 9.f3 h6 white invariably retreats with 10.Be3 because the sacrifice works, but after 9.Be2 h6 10.Bh4 is possible-- black no longer has a later ...Nd2xf1 in the desperado sequence.

I'm glad you asked, and I'm glad I looked it up. :)

Oct-28-10  rapidcitychess: <Shams>

*Blank look* Ummm, okay!

Just kidding, I get it, but when I saw Nd2xf1 I was thinking "What in the world..." Whew, It's like a premium membership makes every one listen to you. :)

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