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Having fun with the Sicilian
Compiled by yiotta
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Even Kramnik cannot escape!
Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Something "fishy" about Leko's position after 15...d4
Leko vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B32) Sicilian, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

16.g5 is no better than Kramnik's 16.Re3
Sherzer vs D Slavov, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Fischer won...but there are always room for improvements.
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

14.Nxe4 is no better...
Plachetka vs Vokac, 1979
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

9...d5?! got refuted?!
Short vs R Tomczak, 1991 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Geller survived, but something's not quite right...
Geller vs Bronstein, 1968 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

8...Qa3?!
V Malikov vs S Klyuka, 2000
(B32) Sicilian, 65 moves, 0-1

hmmm...
Van der Wiel vs B Carlier, 1980 
(B32) Sicilian, 49 moves, 1-0

Another 9...d5?!
N Firman vs S Klyuka, 2000 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

13.Rc1 wasn't better than the mainline against 9...d5?!
Z Rigo vs M Krajnak, 2000
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Against 11.Be3
Plachetka vs Meduna, 1976
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Long live the Lowenthal !
P Haba vs R Tomczak, 1990 
(B32) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

Fireworks delayed
Miles vs Speelman, 1970 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

White's h4 Nikitin, not Fischer
Nikitin vs Gufeld, 1959
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice finish
A Dueckstein vs Ulf Andersson, 1969 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

7...Qe7
S Macharacek vs Hort, 1996
(B32) Sicilian, 21 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 0-1

Soltis goes to school
Huebner vs Soltis, 1968 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Once was not enough...
Nezhmetdinov vs Polugaevsky, 1961 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Et tu, Bronstein?
Bronstein vs Polugaevsky, 1967 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

What if he'd played the French?!
Geller vs Polugaevsky, 1972 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

Nicely done
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Not recommended for people with pacemakers...
Bologan vs Shirov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

`He only needed a draw
J S Christiansen vs R Wojtaszek, 2019 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

So you want to play the Sicilian?
M Bartel vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

What a punch fest!
F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov, 2017 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, 1946 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

An elegant finish
Mikhalchishin vs Shirov, 1988 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

I thought both sides were winning!
Nunn vs Sadler, 1993  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Spassky crushes the Maroczy bind
Furman vs Spassky, 1957 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

J Ochkoos vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1995
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 64 moves, 1-0

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