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Sicilian, Closed (B24)
1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3

Number of games in database: 315
Years covered: 1877 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 32.1%
   Black wins 41.9%
   Draws 26.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Vasily Smyslov  29 games
Boris Spassky  22 games
Anatoly Karpov  19 games
Ljubomir Ljubojevic  11 games
Mark Taimanov  10 games
Louis Paulsen  7 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946
Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931
Stoltz vs Nimzowitsch, 1928
Capablanca vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1925
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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 315  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ascharin vs H K E Clemenz  1-0481877St. Petersburg National tB24 Sicilian, Closed
2. Chigorin vs Schiffers 1-0391880Chigorin - Schiffers Fourth MatchB24 Sicilian, Closed
3. E Schallopp vs Mackenzie  0-1411885HamburgB24 Sicilian, Closed
4. J Mieses vs Paulsen 1-0311889BreslauB24 Sicilian, Closed
5. Von Bardeleben vs K A Walbrodt  1-02718938th DSB KongressB24 Sicilian, Closed
6. Janowski vs W Ingalls  0-1251898Simul, 22bB24 Sicilian, Closed
7. Znosko-Borovsky vs O Bernstein 1-02019033rd Russian National TournamentB24 Sicilian, Closed
8. T F Lawrence vs Pillsbury 1-0311904Cambridge SpringsB24 Sicilian, Closed
9. Showalter vs A W Fox ½-½741904Cambridge SpringsB24 Sicilian, Closed
10. Leonhardt vs Teichmann ½-½32190575 years Jubilee TtB24 Sicilian, Closed
11. Carls vs Teichmann 1-065190575 years Jubilee TtB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. Spielmann vs I Kopa 0-1701905Barmen Meisterturnier BB24 Sicilian, Closed
13. Burn vs O Chajes 1-01151911KarlsbadB24 Sicilian, Closed
14. Tarrasch vs Saemisch 1-0561922Teplitz-SchönauB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. G A Thomas vs Reti  0-1551923KarlsbadB24 Sicilian, Closed
16. H Strick van Linschoten vs W Fick  ½-½311923ScheveningenB24 Sicilian, Closed
17. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Levenfish  0-1471925MoscowB24 Sicilian, Closed
18. A Kubbel vs A Poliak  1-0491926Match Moscow - LeningradB24 Sicilian, Closed
19. J Balogh vs H Mueller  ½-½151926BardejovB24 Sicilian, Closed
20. A Kubbel vs P Romanovsky  0-1401928Ch LeningradB24 Sicilian, Closed
21. A Kubbel vs Ragozin  1-0261929Ch Leningrad (1/2 final)B24 Sicilian, Closed
22. A Kubbel vs Rokhlin  0-1351930Leningrad mastersB24 Sicilian, Closed
23. A Kubbel vs Mikhailov  1-0301931Ch URS (1/2 final)B24 Sicilian, Closed
24. A Kubbel vs Rokhlin  0-1351931Leningrad mastersB24 Sicilian, Closed
25. K Skalicka vs J Addicks  0-1261931Prague OlympiadB24 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-06  suenteus po 147: In my play with this opening as white I find many average players online avoid the later variations by playing 4...Nf6 in continuation of the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2. Does anybody know instructive games that show white dealing with the 4...Nf6 theme successfully?
Mar-06-08  Dr. Siggy: <suenteus po 147>: Here's one from "the good old days": Tarrasch vs A Selezniev, 1922; and here's another from more recent days: Karpov vs Tsamriuk, 1967.
Mar-09-08  suenteus po 147: <Dr. Siggy> Thanks!

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