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Sicilian (B83)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e6 6 Be2

Number of games in database: 1919
Years covered: 1889 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 29.9%
   Black wins 31.7%
   Draws 38.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Efim Geller  39 games
Varlam Vepkhvishvili  22 games
Aleksandar Matanovic  18 games
Vlastimil Jansa  42 games
Max Euwe  27 games
Andrei Sokolov  22 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974
D Tomic vs F Winzbeck, 1993
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974
R Slade vs D Hooper, 1947
R Fuchs vs Korchnoi, 1965
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 page 1 of 77; games 1-25 of 1,919  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Gossip vs Paulsen  0-132 1889 BreslauB83 Sicilian
2. Znosko-Borovsky vs Euwe 1-050 1922 LondonB83 Sicilian
3. Euwe vs J Plukker 1-031 1923 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
4. G Kroone vs Euwe  0-125 1923 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
5. R A J Meijer vs Euwe 0-129 1923 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
6. R A J Meijer vs Euwe  0-152 1923 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
7. D C W Spaans vs Euwe  ½-½30 1923 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
8. H van Hartingsvelt vs Euwe  0-137 1923 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
9. L Weltevreede vs Euwe  0-136 1923 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
10. Hromadka vs Euwe 0-146 1923 Maehrisch-OstrauB83 Sicilian
11. H Wolf vs Euwe 0-145 1923 Maehrisch-OstrauB83 Sicilian
12. Maroczy vs Euwe 1-031 1923 ScheveningenB83 Sicilian
13. Yates vs E Straat  1-029 1923 Scheveningen NEDB83 Sicilian
14. H Strick van Linschoten vs E Straat  0-129 1923 Scheveningen NEDB83 Sicilian
15. J Blake vs Euwe  0-136 1923 Hastings 1923/24B83 Sicilian
16. L Miliani vs Euwe 0-137 1924 Paris prel-3 ;HCL 33B83 Sicilian
17. G V R Exner vs E Steiner 0-157 1924 GyorB83 Sicilian
18. R P Michell vs Maroczy  0-149 1924 Hastings 1923/24B83 Sicilian
19. Janowski vs Lasker 0-168 1924 New YorkB83 Sicilian
20. E de Haas vs Euwe  0-133 1924 NRSV-ASCB83 Sicilian
21. Znosko-Borovsky vs Euwe 0-139 1924 WestonB83 Sicilian
22. Euwe vs Colle  ½-½54 1924 Paris f-A ,HCL 33B83 Sicilian
23. J O'Hanlon vs Euwe  0-144 1924 Paris prel-3 ;HCL 33B83 Sicilian
24. H K Handasyde vs A Gibaud  ½-½45 1924 Paris prel-9B83 Sicilian
25. A van Foreest vs Euwe  0-125 1925 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-02-05  aw1988: White wins in the Keres attack, not with this wimpy Be2.
Oct-12-05  Averageguy: It's not bad, white simply aims to get a strong classical position before going for an all-out attack on blacs king.
Feb-04-06  chess55: i hope i will do the Roy Lopez someday.
Feb-04-06  aw1988: Well, it was more or less a joke when I said it, though this isn't obvious. People whine and complain when the Keres isn't played, but this is not terrible.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Robin01: Can this opening be played without the move ...a6 by black? Can anyone suggest a good book on the line without ...a6? Thanks.
Jul-10-12  Shams: <Robin01> I can't point you to any good books, but here's a nice game from Uncle Viktor where he omits ...a6 in this line: R Fuchs vs Korchnoi, 1965

Try <parisattack>'s forum, he knows every chess book ever printed.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Robin01: <Shams>Thanks.
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Has anybody a game with the TN 12.f5 in this line:

Scheveningen, Classical, 7.O-O Nbd7 8.f4

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with the continuation

<8...b5 9.Bf3 Bb7 10.e5 Bxf3 11.Nxf3 Ng4>

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and now the TN 12.f5

It leads to some exciting chess (imo). And is much more of an attempt to challenge Black's aggressive play in kind than 12.Qe1 or even 12.exd6. The idea is to expose Black's king in the center, and catch the knight out of position on g4.

There's 27 games in <MillBase> which match, none of which play 12.f5.

Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Here's another game w/o ...a6

M Stean vs Hartston, 1975

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