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How to fight the Sicilian
Compiled by Patca63

This is a collection of famous games where the Sicilian is beaten in a simple, elegant, or just plain cool way. Many of the games in the collection are very short, or are basically traps.

The famous Fischer poisoned pawn game.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

An early poisoned pawn game shows Keres' skill.
Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

Kramnik draws...but with style against the Opocensky.
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

An early game-one of the earliest with 2.Nf3.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Morphy fights some early (but now outdated) theory.
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

An early win with the Alapin...
N Minev vs Korchnoi, 1954 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 29 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian win with White.
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1869 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

A splendid trap with the Levenfish attack.
J L Alvarez del Monte vs C Hounie Fleurquin, 1961 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 9 moves, 1-0

How to FIGHT the Kan.
Reti vs Tartakower, 1914 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 66 moves, 1-0

,,,Preferably not like this, but if it works...
S Schiffer vs S Kock, 1999 
(B40) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

The Smith-Morra Gambit.
B Tan vs J Verwoert, 2000 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

Kramnik scores a win against the Najdorf...
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

A pretty little trap...
S Kristjansson vs S Steindorsson, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 15 moves, 1-0

A nice little miniature from Carlsen.
Carlsen vs Deepan Chakkravarthy J, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

A crushing assault, or, the dangers of bringing out your Queen.
C Scheerer vs F Bindrich, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

Incredible attack!
J Arizmendi Martinez vs Yagupov, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 16 moves, 1-0

You win by attacking.
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Everything you've ever learned about good play...
Mitkov vs S Matthews, 2004 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

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