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Sicilian, Scheveningen (B84)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e6 6 Be2 a6

Number of games in database: 2175
Years covered: 1921 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 34.2%
   Black wins 33.6%
   Draws 32.2%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Vlastimil Jansa  31 games
Efim Geller  30 games
Anatoly Karpov  16 games
Lubomir Ftacnik  56 games
Loek van Wely  50 games
Mihai Suba  38 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985
Anand vs Kasparov, 1997
J M Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976
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 page 1 of 87; games 1-25 of 2,175  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A E Post vs Saemisch  ½-½30 1921 21. DSB KongressB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Znosko-Borovsky vs Rubinstein ½-½61 1922 LondonB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Yates vs Saemisch 1-0101 1923 KarlsbadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. H Strick van Linschoten vs G Fontein  1-032 1923 Scheveningen NEDB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. P F Johner vs G Fontein  1-032 1923 Scheveningen NEDB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. W Fick vs Colle  1-043 1923 NEDB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. A Wallace vs B Kostic  0-121 1924 Sydney MatchB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. J H Pannekoek vs W Fick 1-038 1924 Tournoi MajeurB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. Znosko-Borovsky vs Opocensky ½-½52 1925 ParisB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. Carlos Torre vs Bogoljubov 0-129 1925 Baden-BadenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. Stalin vs Jeschow 1-037 1926 ?B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. Kupchik vs Santasiere 0-142 1926 Metropolitan Chess LeagueB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. W Von Holzhausen vs P F Johner  0-149 1926 DresdenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. Loman vs W F Wertheim  1-034 1927 SSS cupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. A Vajda vs Alekhine ½-½66 1927 KecskemetB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. W Schoenmann vs L Schmitt  1-053 1927 DSB-25.KongressB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. Weenink vs E Steiner  0-134 1927 1st olm finalB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. V Marin y Llovet vs E Steiner  ½-½28 1927 1st olm finalB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. S Mlotkowski vs Kupchik  ½-½103 1927 National Chess Federation CongressB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. R P Michell vs Kupchik  ½-½21 1927 London vs. New York Cable MatchB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. Weenink vs R Grau  ½-½33 1928 OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. T Drezga vs J H Wertheim 1-032 1928 OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. S Rotenstein vs Saemisch  0-155 1928 It Cafe KoenigB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. H Steiner vs Kevitz  ½-½76 1929 Bradley BeachB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. L Steiner vs Kupchik  1-0108 1929 Bradley BeachB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-28-04  Vischer: This usually comes out of the Najdorf with ...a6 first and then ...e6
Mar-26-06  shr0pshire: I am writing a theory article about a line in this variation. If anyone could offer any feedback I would appreciate it!



Mar-26-06  drukenknight: after you're done helping Shrop. write a book for me, too.
Premium Chessgames Member
  James Demery: Hey drukenknight I haven`t seen you posting in a while.
Jul-03-07  Chess Carnival: Is it right to call this line of the Scheveningen the 'Paulsen Variation'? I'm confused about the names.. What is the 'Paulsen Variation' of the sicilian?
Jul-03-07  yavuz1990: I knew this position as Sicilian Najdorf Opocensky Variation :) until now. Maybe all three are the same.
Jul-03-07  Chess Carnival: <yavuz1990> Yes, no doubt it is, to say the least, a Najdorf-Scheveningen hybrid. <Maybe all three are the same> Probably, you are right.
Jun-04-08  Xeroxx: In the Opocensky variation black usually plays e7-e5.
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