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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: 1773
Years covered: 1889 to 2014
Overall record:
   White wins 29.9%
   Black wins 31.3%
   Draws 38.8%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Efim Geller  39 games
Varlam Vepkhvishvili  22 games
Aleksandar Matanovic  17 games
Vlastimil Jansa  43 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 71; games 1-25 of 1,773  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. Weltevreede vs Euwe  0-136 1923 AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
10. J Blake vs Euwe  0-136 1923 Hastings 1923/24B83 Sicilian
11. Hromadka vs Euwe  0-146 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauB83 Sicilian
12. H Wolf vs Euwe 0-145 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauB83 Sicilian
13. Maroczy vs Euwe 1-031 1923 Scheveningen ;HCL 39B83 Sicilian
14. Yates vs E Straat  1-029 1923 Scheveningen NEDB83 Sicilian
15. H Strick van Linschoten vs E Straat  0-129 1923 Scheveningen NEDB83 Sicilian
16. Euwe vs Colle  ½-½54 1924 Paris f-A ,HCL 33B83 Sicilian
17. J O'Hanlon vs Euwe  0-144 1924 Paris prel-3 ;HCL 33B83 Sicilian
18. L Miliani vs Euwe 0-137 1924 Paris prel-3 ;HCL 33B83 Sicilian
19. Znosko-Borovsky vs Euwe 0-139 1924 WestonB83 Sicilian
20. Janowski vs Lasker 0-168 1924 New YorkB83 Sicilian
21. R P Michell vs Maroczy  0-149 1924 Hastings 1923/24B83 Sicilian
22. G Exner vs E Steiner 0-157 1924 GyorB83 Sicilian
23. E de Haas vs Euwe  0-133 1924 N.R.S. - A.S.C.B83 Sicilian
24. A Vajda vs Kmoch 1-034 1925 DebrecenB83 Sicilian
25. Carlos Torre vs Colle  ½-½37 1925 Baden-BadenB83 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.
Jul-10-12
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Jul-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Robin01: <Shams>Thanks.
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