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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: 3080
Years covered: 1953 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 38.2%
   Black wins 31.3%
   Draws 30.5%

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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 124; games 1-25 of 3,080  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. B Rabar vs Pachman  ½-½211961Central Chess Club InternationalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. R Weinstein vs Reshevsky  1-0321961USA-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Averbakh vs Boleslavsky  ½-½241961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. Averbakh vs Taimanov  1-0491961USSR Championship 1961aB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. J Trapl vs J Vesely  1-0451961CSR-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. J Fichtl vs J Vesely  ½-½381961CSR-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Matulovic vs J Kupper 1-0481961ZuerichB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. E Paoli vs Lokvenc  ½-½511961Asztalos Memorial 4thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. E Paoli vs Suetin  0-1341961Asztalos Memorial 4thB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. A F Gragger vs F Olafsson  0-1411961Marianske Lazne ZonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. K Blom vs Filip  0-1251961Marianske Lazne ZonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. B Milic vs Filip  0-1781961Marianske Lazne ZonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. J T Barendregt vs F Olafsson  0-1321961Marianske Lazne ZonalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Tal vs F Olafsson 1-0381961BledB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. J Pogats vs Taimanov  0-1361961Maroczy MemorialB48 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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