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Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 (B66)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 e6
7 Qd2 a6

Number of games in database: 210
Years covered: 1941 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 35.7%
   Black wins 22.9%
   Draws 41.4%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Dmitry Jakovenko  6 games
Alexander Ivanov  3 games
Garry Kasparov  3 games
Vladimir Malakhov  7 games
Stefansson  6 games
Vladimir Kramnik  6 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Kasparov vs Hracek, 1996
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1998
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2008
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1996
E Berg vs Dreev, 2009
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 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 210  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Chistiakov vs Petrov  0-1301941Ch URS (1/2 final)B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
2. J de Souza Mendes vs W Cruz  0-1341949BRA-chB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
3. Lutikov vs Taimanov  ½-½2719554th Soviet Team-ch finalB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
4. R Dworzynski vs H Kramer  1-0411956Moscow Olympiad Final-BB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
5. Z Nilsson vs I Mendivil  1-0371960Leipzig Olympiad qual-3B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
6. J Szily vs B Djurasevic  0-1571961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
7. Y Gruenfeld vs Csom  ½-½351978Buenos Aires OlympiadB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
8. V Kosenkov vs A Khasin  ½-½24198311th Correspondence World ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
9. W Kruszynski vs Z Ksieski  0-1541983Rubinstein Memorial 21stB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
10. V Lukov vs Z Ksieski  0-1291983Rubinstein Memorial 21stB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
11. J Arnason vs Kosten  ½-½201987JurmalaB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
12. T Luther vs Bologan  ½-½181992Bundesliga 1992/93B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
13. M Werner vs S Andresen  0-1391992Bundesliga 1992/93B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
14. T Hamarat vs J Neumann  1-0291995olm12 fin B1 corr9598B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
15. Kasparov vs Kramnik 1-043199610th Euwe MemorialB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
16. Shirov vs Kramnik 0-1291996Melody Amber Rapid 5thB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
17. Khalifman vs Hracek  ½-½251996Petrosian & Kasparian MemorialB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
18. Kindermann vs Piket  0-1411996NusslochB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
19. Leko vs Kramnik  ½-½361996Chess Classics Masters RapidB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
20. A Ivanov vs Gulko  ½-½131996United States ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
21. Kasparov vs Hracek 1-0251996Yerevan OlympiadB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
22. Smirin vs Tukmakov  ½-½161996EUCup Gr1B66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
23. X Peng vs D Gurevich  1-0421996Groningen openB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
24. M Demuth vs Pavasovic  0-1311997Feldbach opB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
25. A Ivanov vs J Sammour-Hasbun  0-1331997US ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-30-05  morostyle: so this seems to be best weapon for white against sicilian defense ? is there a way for black to handle this with succees?
Jan-30-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Fascinating to see that this variation is more popular now than back in the 40's and 50's when it was all the rage.
Jan-30-05  morostyle: i love this playing as white or black iam focusing on this opening as white and as black ! this days u face this a lot
Sep-07-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from B66 miniatures: http://www.wtharvey.com/b66.html

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