chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Sicilian, Taimanov Variation (B48)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3

Number of games in database: 3048
Years covered: 1953 to 2019
Overall record:
   White wins 38.2%
   Black wins 31.3%
   Draws 30.6%

Popularity graph, by decade

Explore this opening  |  Search for sacrifices in this opening.
PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Alexander Motylev  27 games
Veselin Topalov  19 games
Ernesto Inarkiev  18 games
Sergei Movsesian  40 games
Milan Matulovic  38 games
Vladimir Potkin  24 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013
Parma vs Petrosian, 1971
Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006
<< previous chapter next chapter >>

 page 1 of 122; games 1-25 of 3,048  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Heidenfeld vs G Fuster  0-1611953HoogovensB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Keres vs Krogius 0-1801959USSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. Krogius vs Furman  ½-½201959USSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. J Cucka vs J Vesely  ½-½371960CSR-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. Puc vs J Sofrevski  1-0511960YUG-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Foguelman vs F Olafsson  0-1461960Mar del PlataB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. Z Nilsson vs Filip  0-1301960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-CB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Y Pustina vs Gligoric  0-1421960Leipzig ol (Men) qual-AB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. E Haag vs Suetin  0-1291961DebrecenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. K Honfi vs L Lengyel 1-0271961Hungary chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. R Weinstein vs Reshevsky  1-0321961USA-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Averbakh vs Boleslavsky  ½-½241961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Averbakh vs Taimanov  1-0491961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0451961CSR-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. J Fichtl vs J Vesely  ½-½381961CSR-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Matulovic vs J Kupper 1-0481961ZuerichB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. E Paoli vs Lokvenc  ½-½511961Asztalos Memorial 4thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. E Paoli vs Suetin  0-1341961Asztalos Memorial 4thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. A F Gragger vs F Olafsson  0-1411961Marianske Lazne ZonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. K Blom vs Filip  0-1251961Marianske Lazne ZonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. B Milic vs Filip  0-1781961Marianske Lazne ZonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. J T Barendregt vs F Olafsson  0-1321961Marianske Lazne ZonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. Tal vs F Olafsson 1-0381961BledB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. J Pogats vs Taimanov  0-1361961Maroczy MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. F J Perez Perez vs K Langeweg  0-1421961ZevenaarB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 122; games 1-25 of 3,048  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-16-04  hongisto24: this will be featured in Leko-Kramnik and Libya...me bets...;)
Sep-04-07  notyetagm: Here is a brilliant Black victory in this opening, by Navara: F Berend vs Navara, 2007.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific opening and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us


Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC