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Sicilian (B58)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 d6 6 Be2

Number of games in database: 2416
Years covered: 1880 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 31.1%
   Black wins 34.9%
   Draws 34.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Mathias Womacka  26 games
Sergey Zagrebelny  24 games
Dibyendu Barua  22 games
Konstantin Lerner  16 games
Alexander Khalifman  14 games
Konstantin Aseev  13 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
F Rada vs Kostal, 1942
J E Slade vs NN, 1960
Capablanca vs F Beynon, 1913
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952
Boleslavsky vs Geller, 1953
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 page 1 of 97; games 1-25 of 2,416  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Fritz vs Paulsen 1-0761880Wiesbaden CongressB58 Sicilian
2. M Bier vs W Paulsen 0-1401880WSB-13.KongressB58 Sicilian
3. B Fleissig vs Paulsen  ½-½251882ViennaB58 Sicilian
4. J N Berger vs Paulsen ½-½2718833rd DSB Congress, NurembergB58 Sicilian
5. L Bellotti vs F Zannoni  0-15618865th Italian Championship, RomeB58 Sicilian
6. Tarrasch vs Paulsen ½-½4818896th DSB Congress, BreslauB58 Sicilian
7. Maroczy / Showalter vs Burn / Mieses  ½-½381900Consultation gameB58 Sicilian
8. Pillsbury vs C S Howell 1-0421901BuffaloB58 Sicilian
9. Von Popiel vs Pillsbury 0-1511902Monte CarloB58 Sicilian
10. Lasker vs H Voigt 1-0291902Exhibition gameB58 Sicilian
11. S Lurie vs B Gregory  1-04519043rd Baltic Chess Congress- MajorB58 Sicilian
12. Maroczy vs Swiderski  1-0271906OstendB58 Sicilian
13. Spielmann vs Swiderski  1-030190615th DSB Congress, NurembergB58 Sicilian
14. O Krause vs Schlechter  0-1261907CopenhagenB58 Sicilian
15. H Suechting vs Tartakower  ½-½331908ViennaB58 Sicilian
16. J Kvicala vs F Duz-Khotimirsky  0-1671908PragueB58 Sicilian
17. A Rabinovich vs F Duz-Khotimirsky  0-1621908PragueB58 Sicilian
18. M Smith vs O Chajes  0-1361911New York MastersB58 Sicilian
19. F Gutmayer vs J Esser  1-0451911Cologne-AB58 Sicilian
20. G Schories vs A Louis  1-0171911BCF-ch 8th Major OpenB58 Sicilian
21. Yates vs W C Palmer  1-0371911British ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
22. Yates vs W C Palmer 1-0361911Palmer - Yates mB58 Sicilian
23. S Rosselli del Turco vs G Bonanno  1-0361912ViareggioB58 Sicilian
24. Capablanca vs F Beynon 1-0401913Rice CC MastersB58 Sicilian
25. G F Adair vs R T Black 0-1441913Rice CC MastersB58 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-20-08  just a kid: First!
Dec-05-08  Ychromosome: I won an interesting game against a computer in this variation. I sacraficed a N for 2 Ps and got this position:

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I this a playable idea, or was I lucky??

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Aug-05-10  Kenyatt: wht to move or blk to move?

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