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98_B86-B89_Fischer-Sozin Attack
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Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack (B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5 (B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack (B88) Sicilian (B89)

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The Sicilian Najdorf is one of the sharpest openings in chess, demanding incredible energy and resourcefulness from both sides to maintain the balance in strongly double-edged positions. The Fischer-Sozin Attack with 6. Bc4 is well known as one of the most complicated lines in the Najdorf, as white immediately declares his aggressive intentions of controlling the critical d5 square and increasing the pressure on the a2-g8 diagonal. The line was originally patented in the early 20th century by the Russian player Veniamin Innokentevich Sozin, however Bobby Fischer’s immense contributions to the development of theory in the 6. Bc4 variation earned him widespread recognition in the 1950s and 1960s. The Fischer-Sozin Attack is an extremely dangerous weapon for white against the Sicilian Najdorf and should definitely be taken seriously by Najdorf players of any level. The Fischer-Sozin Attack has been employed by many top grandmasters through the years, most notably by Bobby Fischer, Dragoljub Velimirovic, Liviu Nisipeanu, Andrei Volokitin, Nigel Short, and Sergei Rublevsky. https://www.ichess.net/2012/04/12/b...

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Sicilian, Sozin Attack
<1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4> The Sozin Attack (also known as the Sozin Variation or the Fischer–Sozin Attack) consists of the move 6.Bc4 against the Sicilian Defence, Classical Variation. Sozin was not the first to play this move – examples can be found dating back to the 19th century; however, he was one of the first to develop the plan of advancing the f-pawn to f5 to put pressure on Black's e6-square after the usual response 6...e6.1

Sozin played this line during the 1930s, and it became popular from the 1950s, when it was frequently employed by Bobby Fischer. Fischer refined and advanced its theory, leading to the alternative name "Fischer–Sozin Attack". While the classic Sozin involves kingside castling, another important continuation called the Velimirovic Attack involves the setup 7.Be3, 8.Qe2, 9.0-0-0 with a view to initiating a sharp attack on Black's kingside.

A similar line may be played against the Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation, in which Black plays 5...a6 rather than 5...Nc6; in this case 6.Bc4 is sometimes referred to as the "Sozin–Najdorf". While this line may transpose into a classical Sozin Attack, Black has other options, for example he may choose to develop the queen's knight to d7. This line was also favoured by Fischer, who frequently followed it up with an immediate 7.Bb3. Wikipedia article: Veniamin Sozin

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CHECK: Game Collection: Sicilian Sozin

Romanishin vs A Shashin, 1974 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 29 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Geller, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B89) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

storming the barricades
L Christiansen vs Wojtkiewicz, 2006 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Igor Ivanov, 1989 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Rublevsky vs E Zude, 2011 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 20 moves, 1-0

Yu Ting vs Tan Zhongyi, 2001
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 47 moves, 1-0

Gong Qianyun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2001
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

E Tate vs D Coleman, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 1-0

E Tate vs Yudasin, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

D Baretic vs K Dahl, 1962
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

H Ardiansyah vs Quinteros, 1973
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 27 moves, 0-1

H Ardiansyah vs Larsen, 1973 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

D Solak vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 96 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Pilnik, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

W Bialas vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 66 moves, 0-1

Kupreichik vs Tal, 1970 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Tal vs M Mukhin, 1972 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 21 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs J A Rubinetti, 1970 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 24 moves, 1-0

I Zaitsev vs Savon, 1969 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 29 moves, 1-0

R Oechslein vs I Lentze, 1982
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 38 moves, 1-0

Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Christiansen vs Ulf Andersson, 1982
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Christiansen vs Yermolinsky, 2000 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Christiansen vs Yermolinsky, 2002 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

Aaravamudhan Balaji vs Ian E Leko, 2016
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 22 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

M Eisinger vs J Rejfir, 1961 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

M Eisinger vs Geller, 1961
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Anti-Sozin
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(B57) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 57 moves, 0-1

miniature
Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs J Kupper, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sursock vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 12 moves, 0-1

D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

A Volokitin vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 28 moves, 1-0

A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

wow super Nezh
Nezhmetdinov vs Romanov, 1950 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

outsmarted
E Karasik vs T Vasvari, 2005 
(B57) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

E Egorov vs R Rezaei, 1994
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Rittner vs Simagin, 1968 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs J Sofrevski, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs F Olafsson, 1962 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

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