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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: 3935
Years covered: 1943 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 37.4%
   Black wins 31.4%
   Draws 31.3%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Alexander Motylev  46 games
Ivan Cheparinov  25 games
Sergey Karjakin  21 games
Sergei Movsesian  46 games
Pia Cramling  43 games
Ivan Ivanisevic  40 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
Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006
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 page 1 of 158; games 1-25 of 3,935  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 Taimanov  ½-½361960RSFSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. R Nezhmetdinov vs B Vladimirov  0-1411960RSFSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Y Shaposhnikov vs Taimanov  ½-½211960RSFSR ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. J Cucka vs J Vesely  ½-½371960Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Puc vs J Sofrevski  1-0511960Yugoslav ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. Foguelman vs F Olafsson  0-1461960Mar del PlataB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Z Nilsson vs Filip  0-1301960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Y Pustina vs Gligoric  0-1421960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. E Haag vs Suetin  0-1291961DebrecenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. K Honfi vs Lengyel 1-0271961Hungary chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. B Rabar vs Pachman  ½-½211961Central Chess Club InternationalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Klovans vs J Klavins  1-0491961LAT-ch (open)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. R Weinstein vs Reshevsky  1-0321961USA-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. Averbakh vs Boleslavsky  ½-½241961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. Averbakh vs Taimanov  1-0491961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0451961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. Jansa vs J Trmal  1-0411961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. J Fichtl vs J Vesely  ½-½381961Czechoslovak ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Matulovic vs J Kupper 1-0481961ZuerichB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. E Paoli vs Lokvenc  ½-½511961Asztalos 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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