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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: 3191
Years covered: 1943 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 37.8%
   Black wins 31.5%
   Draws 30.7%

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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
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 page 1 of 128; games 1-25 of 3,191  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs J Cihel  1-0171943Simul, 35bB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. W Heidenfeld vs G Fuster  0-1611953HoogovensB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. A Matanovic vs T D van Scheltinga  ½-½381957HoogovensB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. Keres vs Krogius 0-1801959USSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. Krogius vs Furman  ½-½201959USSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. R Nezhmetdinov vs B T Vladimirov  0-141196020th RSFSR ChB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. J Cucka vs J Vesely  ½-½371960Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Puc vs J Sofrevski  1-0511960YUG-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Foguelman vs F Olafsson  0-1461960Mar del PlataB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. R Nezhmetdinov vs Taimanov  ½-½36196020th RSFSR ChB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. Z Nilsson vs Filip  0-1301960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Y Pustina vs Gligoric  0-1421960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. E Haag vs Suetin  0-1291961DebrecenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. K Honfi vs Lengyel 1-0271961Hungary chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. B Rabar vs Pachman  ½-½211961Central Chess Club InternationalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Klovans vs J Klavins  1-0491961LAT-ch (open)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. R Weinstein vs Reshevsky  1-0321961USA-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Averbakh vs Boleslavsky  ½-½241961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. Averbakh vs Taimanov  1-0491961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0451961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Jansa vs J Trmal  1-0411961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. J Fichtl vs J Vesely  ½-½381961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. Matulovic vs J Kupper 1-0481961ZuerichB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. E Paoli vs Lokvenc  ½-½511961Asztalos Memorial 4thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. E Paoli vs Suetin  0-1341961Asztalos Memorial 4thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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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.

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