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Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen Poked Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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No hurry on this one.

Thank you KingG.
* B46 by Taimanov himself: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/che...

* Milan Matulovic's B47 Sicilian Taimanov (Bastrikov) games: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

* Black's 5th move choices: Opening Explorer

Sicilian Paulsen. Szen (B44) 1-0 W developed pieces, Black Ps
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen Var (B44) 1-0 The Q is crosspinned
Morphy vs F Perrin, 1857 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 Blindfold Simul
Steinitz vs David Lindsay, 1867 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Taimanov Var (B46) 0-1 Stockfish
Zsofia Polgar vs Taimanov, 2000 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 115 moves, 0-1

Sic Paulsen-Basman Def (B40) 1-0 P blockade restricts, supports
J Segovia vs H Martin, 1986 
(B40) Sicilian, 10 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen-Basman Def (B40) 1/2-1/2 Active perpetual
Hartston vs M Basman, 1974 
(B40) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 45 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
Cambridge vs Bedlam Asylum, 1883 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Four Knights (B45) 1-0Exchange Sac, crossfire
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNarly kNight
Portisch vs Oravez, 1952 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Game 32: My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Comprehensive Chess Course V2, Game 94 Look before you grab!
D Mardle vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965 
(B44) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B48) 1-0 Tal's tactical show
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky's excellent book The Sicilian Labyrinth 2nd volume
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

20 straight victories w/no defeats, no draws vs GM competition
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Game 21, The Final Curtain
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

"The most significant day of my life" --Kasparov
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 31 in Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games (Stohl)
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B44) 0-1 White's Kside catches fire
E Grant vs Salov, 1983 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 White did castle
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2013 
(B44) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Once again the piece defeats the 3 pawns in the ending.
Leonhardt vs C Jaffe, 1911 
(B40) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 0-1When Black equalizes...he's better...
Bredwood vs Taimanov, 1960 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1 Heavy pieces workin'
J Pogats vs Taimanov, 1961
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 0-1 Black K takes off
Krogius vs Taimanov, 1962 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B48) 1-0 Odd trap
P Dely vs L Szollosi Sr, 1963 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov Var(B47) 0-1Notes by Raymond Keene
J B Adams vs Keene, 1963  
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var/Maroczy Bind Dbl Fio (B47) 1/2
P Ostojic vs Matulovic, 1965
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 0-1 Seize open lines
A Mesa vs M Cebalo, 1966 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 1/2-1/2 Swap offs
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1969
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer trades a pawn for pressure and wins the endgame
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 89 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Corresponding squares gem
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

Double bishop sacrifice, mate to follow on the h-file
G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0Playing for a draw in a worse EG position
Dorfman vs Taimanov, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

21 Rf1-f4 not one but *two* swinging rooks attack Black Kside
Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B44) 0-1 Black fishin' pole attack declined
F Trois vs L Bronstein, 1977 
(B44) Sicilian, 44 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 0-1 Qside advance thwarted
M Jadoul vs Karpov, 1986 
(B44) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1 A steady ship
Z Vancsura vs Kotronias, 1988 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Centralized Q
Xie Jun vs J Polgar, 1988 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Fireworks
Zsofia Polgar vs A Chernin, 1989 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Paulsen: A b5 push liberates Black from the Maroczy Bind & Nc5
Nunn vs J Horvath, 1989
(B44) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 N sac brings in 2nd N
P Petrovic vs S Lamoureux, 1989 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Corridor mate coming
J Polgar vs J Hajkova-Maskova, 1990 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 26 moves, 1-0

Paulsen: A d5 push liberates Black from the Maroczy Bind
A Sokolov vs Lautier, 1990
(B44) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Szen The Fischer Attack QN on d7
Anand vs Zsofia Polgar, 1990
(B44) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Knight network
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 21 of John Emms book Starting Out: The Sicilian
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 0-1 Black sacs
A Blodstein vs Rublevsky, 1992 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian/Paulsen/Szen The Fischer Attack Formation
I Gurevich vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1992
(B44) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Backward pawns fall
J Durao vs Suetin, 1994
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 23 in Starting Out: The Sicilian by John Emms
Shirov vs Joel Benjamin, 1994 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking by Neil McDonald
Shirov vs J Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal (B45) 0-1 Qside charge
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1/2-1/2 pin Q shuffle
G Timmerman vs D Kilgour, 1996
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Exchange sac
Movsesian vs D Ruzele, 1997
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Zwischenzug +
Kasparov vs J Polgar, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Taimanov (B46) 1-0 Sucker punch R hits 7th
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B44) 1-0 Exchange Sac into K hunt
Kramnik vs Leko, 2000 
(B44) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Szen Var (B44) 0-1 Blindfold
Z Almasi vs Ljubojevic, 2001
(B44) Sicilian, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Dbl B sacrifice
Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0Blackburne's Mate next
Stefansson vs L Bruzon Batista, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. General (B44) 1/2-1/2
T Ruck vs L Krizsany, 2001
(B44) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen (B45) 0-1 P wedge, aim rooks thru @royalty
Bologan vs Bacrot, 2001 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 30 moves, 0-1

Double rook sacrifice tears open the g-file
Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var. English Attk (B48) 1-0 R Romp
L Dominguez vs E Mortensen, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 All kinds of trouble
Spoelman vs M van der Werf, 2003 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 Gobble dark-squared pawns
V S Spasov vs R Moor, 2003
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Short slays Sicilian with Queen sac on h7
Short vs J Ye, 2004 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Cross 'em up this way and that!
Anand vs Morovic Fernandez, 2004 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0Union Jacked
Short vs R Pogorelov, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attack (B48) 1-0 Pins win
Topalov vs Movsesian, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Stoltz Attack Ivanchuk Line (B22) 0-1Space adv
A Maljush vs Fedorov, 2005 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 0-1

Polgar's Kh3! surprises. Vishy in a long "think" realizes its n
J Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Black K in center has just enough
Hracek vs Lautier, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Kside assault
Bacrot vs Lautier, 2005 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Difficult to find
S Ahmed vs Z Rahman, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Multiple GM analysis links
Grischuk vs Rublevsky, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Szen (B44) 1-0
A Gingold vs A Reshetnikov, 2007
(B44) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var. English Attack (B48) 0-1 Pin
S Sjugirov vs D Andreikin, 2007
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B47) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Stalemate
I Gaponenko vs B De Jong-Muhren, 2007 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Stretch the defense; overworked
Radjabov vs Navara, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1/2-1/2 Prefer kNights or Bishops?
Radjabov vs Anand, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1/2-1/2 Final position is kinda mirrored
Naiditsch vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 f3 helps trap the Black knight
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Topalov reminds some of Keres
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Battle for center; skewer+ next
Shirov vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 kNight discovery+ forks B
Bacrot vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

f3-g4 line against the Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen / Kan System
Karjakin vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Sic Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Sac attack goes all wrong
E Colom Sienes vs J Antoli Royo, 2010 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0
M Bezgodova vs P Guichard, 2010
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Gary Gambit (B44) 0-1 Public nudity
D Wiebe vs W Klarner, 2011 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48) 1-0
Ehlvest vs A Volodin, 2012
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Dangling Bs
Yifan Hou vs Lagno, 2012 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1Deflection+ or Skewer+
L E Bjorn vs G Henriksen, 2013 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Vassily Ivanchuk: 100 Selected Games by Nikolay Kalinichenko
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 90 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0Annotated by IM Kiewra
Kamsky vs Mamedyarov, 2013 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Another P on the 6th space advantage
Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 White manages 3 sets of doubled Ps
Stockfish vs Komodo, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Q+ and fork B
J F Cubas vs D Mastrovasilis, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 61 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 youtube analysis
Carlsen vs Potkin, 2014 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Li Shilong vs Yu Yangyi, 2015
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 11 in Carlsen: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

wild battle, surely a strong candidate for game of the tournam
Nisipeanu vs I Bukavshin, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 69 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO N
R L Perry vs P W Stuart, 1977 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" 1922
G Milos vs N Murshed, 1997 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 1-0 20.?
I Balinov vs M Cebalo, 1996 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 1-0

Hartston's "Teach Yourself Chess"
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

A Karklins vs A Sandrin, 1990 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

A S Sukhorukov vs A Oshukov, 2011 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 1-0

Zukertort vs De Vere, 1872 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 0-1 Pins by Heavy Pieces
Ganguly vs J Polgar, 2011 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) 0-1 45...?
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1988 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47) 0-1
Velimirovic vs J Horvath, 1987
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47) 0-1
Velimirovic vs I Ivanisevic, 1999
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Incredible draw- see Ezzy's annotations
Topalov vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko misses two winning moves in a rook endgame
Leko vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 107 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47) 1-0
Adams vs Lautier, 2003 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicil Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0
Topalov vs Ljubojevic, 2003 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen Bastrikov Var English Attack (B48) 1-0 Rybka?
A Nickel vs Hydra, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Sic Paulsen. Bastrikov English Attk (B48) 1-0 Photo, 28 pages
Anand vs J Polgar, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 member GM
Golubev vs V Zvjaginsev, 1993 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov (B47) 1-0 Q sac for 2 minors
de Firmian vs V Zvjaginsev, 1994 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Exposure
Larsen vs Hort, 1978 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 Making a b-line
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0 Stockfish
Karpov vs V Small, 1982 
(B44) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 U16 girls
N Pogonina vs I Vasilevich, 1998
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

N Pogonina vs S Petrenko, 2005
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 63 moves, 1-0

N Pogonina vs M Kursova, 2007
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Szen Variation (B44) 0-1
Gulko vs Karpov, 1976 
(B44) Sicilian, 66 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Szen Var (B44) 1-0White clears minefield
Ljubojevic vs G Gonda, 1972 
(B44) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Szen Var (B44) 1-0Stockfish; 26.? & 30.?
Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Volume 186, Game 2 from # Chess Evolution Volumes. 151-200
Adams vs V Laznicka, 2015 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. General (B44) 0-1 Russian Women
L Leolko vs O Girya, 2015
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

World Junior Championship (2015), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 11, S
S Vokhidov vs J Cori, 2015
(B44) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

World Blitz Championship (2014) (blitz), Dubai UAE, rd 2, Jun-1
Z Byambaa vs Ganguly, 2014
(B44) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Szen Variation (B44) 0-1
M Palac vs Rublevsky, 2011 
(B44) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation. General (B44) 0-1
M Sebag vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2005 
(B44) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

"More Bang for the Bok" (game of the day Jun-17-2016)
B Bok vs Spoelman, 2014 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Variation (B45) 0-1
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48) 1-0
Baklan vs Delchev, 2000
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 0-1Notes by R. Keene
P Almond vs Keene, 1964  
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Brilliant!!
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

"He Who Has E Tate is Lost" (game of the day Sep-22-2016)
E Tate vs Shulman, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0 Stockf
Kasparov vs J Ye, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var Ponomariov Gambit (B48)1-0
A Nickel vs J van Oosterom, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48) 1-0
S P Sethuraman vs J Bai, 2016 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 69 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48) 0-1
M Santos Ruiz vs S P Sethuraman, 2016
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 59 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B47) 0-1 54...?
A Planinc vs K Hulak, 1977 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 55 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 0-1 Stockfish; 20...?
E Paoli vs Ulf Andersson, 1973 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 23.?
R Bogdanovic vs Suetin, 1967 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Polgar's own book How I Beat Fischer's Record says 27... ♕
E Polihroniade vs J Polgar, 1988 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 24.?
S Zhigalko vs I Bukavshin, 2015 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0 29.?
I Cheparinov vs Pelletier, 2007 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Magnus confesses he actually just blundered a pawn
Carlsen vs R Rapport, 2019 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Horse collared
J Rush vs Illescas Cordoba, 1986 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Rs tied to back rank
Tal vs Wade, 1963 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 24.?
Lutikov vs Tal, 1965 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0
A Greet vs J N Sugden, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1/2-1/2
Kasparov vs Anand, 2002 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Kasparov vs Kengis, 1995 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1Blitz blunder
Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

Sicilian French Variation (B40) 1-0 Rxf7, Qh7+ K walk about
Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. American Attk (B45) 0-1 Fishin' Pole
Zukertort vs E Schallopp, 1881 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 16 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov English Attack (B48) 1/2-1/2
H Poetsch vs J Polgar, 2011
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 28.?
G Sigurjonsson vs L Ogaard, 1978 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 34.?
Grischuk vs B Grachev, 2017 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Artful finish avoids exchange of Qs
P Popovic vs Dusan Rajkovic, 1980 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def Paulsen Var (B46) 0-1 Long, strong Q move+ next
A Guerrero vs J Polgar, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 White surges forward
V Akopian vs Lautier, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 670 in Chess Informant Best Games 601-700
Anand vs Topalov, 1996 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 0-1 P fork gains a piece
I Radulov vs Taimanov, 1970 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 R ending w/extra pawn
J Polgar vs Navara, 2010
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0
J Polgar vs C Philippe, 2011 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 1/2-1/2
Efimenko vs J Polgar, 2011 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game breaks Tal's 93-game unbeaten streak and he annotates it
Tal vs N Kirov, 1974 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 extra piece
M Efroimski vs S Pertlova, 2010 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 Qside rumble, tumble
D van Foreest vs NN, 1883 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0 Raking Bishops
Svidler vs Rublevsky, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen Var (B46) 1/2-1/2 R ending diagrams
Minic vs Taimanov, 1962 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0
Marjanovic vs A Zapata, 1987 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen Var. General (B44) 0-1 KEG annotates!
Winawer vs Blackburne, 1901 
(B44) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. General (B44) 1/2-1/2 J. Lowenthal notes
Morphy vs T Avery, 1858  
(B44) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

SSicilian Paulsen. Normal (B45) 1-0 pf6 jam for Lolli's Mate
D Mastrovasilis vs K Bischoff, 2003
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Normal (B45) 1-0 Q takes poisoned b-pawn
Mackenzie vs E Alberoni, 1876 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 16 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 0-1 Escape
M Damjanovic vs Korchnoi, 1969 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 1-0 Q sac w/windmill
L'Ami vs Van Wely, 2017 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Normal (B45) 1-0 Hangers in the opening
B Adhiban vs E Alekseev, 2013
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Normal 10.f4 (B45) 1-0 Blindfold simul
Lasker vs Celsito, 1893 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 0-1 Stockfish notes
E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1973 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal (B45) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Tseshkovsky vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Modern Line (B44)1-0 "Pascal's Triangle"
P Charbonneau vs Anand, 2006 
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0
L Llaudy Pupo vs K Cemhan, 2012
(B44) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Modern Line/Hedgehog (B44) 0-1 training
Nikitin vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

"Impunity" (game of the day Sep-15-2004)
S Chanda vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(B44) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Modern Line (B44) 1-0
Matulovic vs W Schmidt, 1981 
(B44) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

Petrosian's powerful pinning piece poleaxed Parma's position
Parma vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 1-0 Stockfish; 53.?
Karjakin vs Morozevich, 2012 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 68 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 0-1 Juniors
P W Murphy vs Keene, 1964 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 30.?
Hecht vs L Espig, 1969 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1/2-1/2 Exhibition
Kasparov vs R Crotto, 1980 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 R roller
P Dely vs E Varnusz, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 1/2-1/2 Batteries
Keres vs Filip, 1962 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1/2-1/2
Geller vs Ulf Andersson, 1983 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 messed up N
S J Solomon vs B R Watson, 2008 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Myopia, or worse
A Galkin vs G Horvath, 2007 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1
Bologan vs Jakovenko, 2018 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 62 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 18.?
Anna Kochukova vs E Mokshanova, 2018 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 Juniors; find the #
Sergey Drygalov vs Ganzorig Amartuvshin, 2019 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

$icilian Paulsen-Basman Def (B40) 1-0 Corridor Mate in 4
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1crossfire evolves
Vachier-Lagrave vs Grischuk, 2017 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0 37.?
I Cheparinov vs S Nikolov, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 54 in 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Robert James Fischer
Fischer vs Najdorf, 1966 
(B44) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 20.?
A H T dos Santos Fier vs K Leenhouts, 2017 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1
R Rowley vs J Polgar, 1988
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1
A Planinc vs Matulovic, 1975 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1/2-1/2
Lobron vs Marjanovic, 1982 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Szen Variation (B44) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Bronstein vs Tal, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 121 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 A plan to escape perp+
Van der Wiel vs Ulf Andersson, 1983
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

El laberinto siciliano (1) by Lev Polugaevsky
Van der Wiel vs Polugaevsky, 1984 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov English Attack (B48) 0-1 blitz
Karjakin vs J Polgar, 2014 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) 0-1
Sznapik vs Jansa, 1974 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Gary Gambit (B44) 1/2-1/2
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) 1/2-1/2
Sax vs Tal, 1983 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

John Emms book "The Sicilian Taimanov: Move by Move"
V Alexandridis vs I Miladinovic, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

USSR Championship 1961b (1961), Baku URS, rd 13, Dec-05
R Nezhmetdinov vs B T Vladimirov, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Paulsen. Bastrikov Var Ponomariov Gambit (B48) 0-1
A Kornev vs J Geller, 2007 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Why didn't White claim a draw via three-fold repetition?
H Malm Lindberg vs A S Rasmussen, 2009 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0 Find #
D Schneider vs M Genutis, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1 School days
J Tolan vs Keene, 1964 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46) 1-0
Timman vs Ulf Andersson, 1984 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. General (B44) 1-0 B outpost
M Romi vs H G Wright, 1925 
(B44) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1-0

SSicilian Paulsen. Normal (B45) 1-0 Pins, Superior Q mobility
Lutikov vs Y N Sakharov, 1969 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov English Attk (B48) 1-0 Plang
Short vs C Lutz, 2003 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B48) 1-0
Bronstein vs Taimanov, 1961 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Game No. 4, page 24 Tactics in the Sicilian by Nesis
J Polgar vs K Hulak, 1989 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 sneaky move
R Nicevski vs Soos, 1967 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

"The Sound of Muzychuk" (game of the day Feb-10-2020)
A Muzychuk vs O Kobo, 2020 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Anand vs Leko, 1996 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Raking Bishops
Romanishin vs Hort, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 0-1 Exch Sac
Timman vs K Langeweg, 1971
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0
Fedorov vs A Goloshchapov, 2003 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0
Robson vs I Zenyuk, 2006
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 1-0 CG member
C Bean vs I Zenyuk, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Normal Var (B45) 1-0 15.?
Lutikov vs A Kapengut, 1978 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Anand vs Karpov, 1994 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

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