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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: 4649
Years covered: 1937 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 37.1%
   Black wins 31.7%
   Draws 31.1%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Alexander Motylev  46 games
Ivan Cheparinov  25 games
Andrei Volokitin  22 games
Sergei Movsesian  46 games
Pia Cramling  45 games
Ivan Ivanisevic  41 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971
Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015
Parma vs Petrosian, 1971
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013
J Kostro vs W Schmidt, 1968
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 page 1 of 186; games 1-25 of 4,649  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Rellstab vs H Steiner  1-0371937ZoppotB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Alekhine vs J Cihel  1-0171943Simul, 35bB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. W Heidenfeld vs G Fuster 0-1611953HoogovensB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. A Matanovic vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½381957HoogovensB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. V Zurakhov vs Vasiliev  1-0361959URS-ch sf ChelyabinskB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Keres vs Krogius 0-1801959USSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. Krogius vs Furman  ½-½201959USSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. R Nezhmetdinov vs B Vladimirov  0-1411960RSFSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Y Shaposhnikov vs Taimanov  ½-½211960RSFSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. R Nezhmetdinov vs Taimanov  ½-½361960RSFSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. J Cucka vs J Vesely  ½-½371960Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. S Puc vs J Sofrevski  1-0511960Yugoslav ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. A Foguelman vs F Olafsson  0-1461960Mar del PlataB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. A Volchok vs A Makarov  1-0291960Ukrainian ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. Z Nilsson vs Filip  0-1301960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Y Pustina vs Gligoric  0-1421960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. N del Pozo vs O Bazan  1-0511960Rio de Janeiro HexagonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. Klovans vs J Klavins  1-0491961LAT-ch (open)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. G Moehring vs B Malich  1-0601961DDR-ch 11thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. E Haag vs Suetin  0-1291961Asztalos MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. B Rabar vs Pachman  ½-½211961Central Chess Club InternationalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. R Weinstein vs Reshevsky  1-0321961United States Championship 1960/61B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. Averbakh vs Boleslavsky  ½-½241961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Averbakh vs Taimanov  1-0491961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0451961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-16-04  hongisto24: this will be featured in Leko-Kramnik and 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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