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Sicilian, Scheveningen (B84)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e6 6 Be2 a6

Number of games in database: 3821
Years covered: 1921 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 35.0%
   Black wins 33.0%
   Draws 32.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Vlastimil Jansa  32 games
Efim Geller  30 games
Erald Dervishi  24 games
Lubomir Ftacnik  61 games
Loek van Wely  58 games
Mihai Suba  39 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
R Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949
Anand vs Kasparov, 1997
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 page 1 of 153; games 1-25 of 3,821  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Post vs Saemisch  ½-½30192121. DSB KongressB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Znosko-Borovsky vs Rubinstein ½-½611922LondonB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Yates vs Saemisch 1-01011923KarlsbadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. H Strick van Linschoten vs G Fontein  1-0321923ScheveningenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. P Johner vs G Fontein  1-0321923ScheveningenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. W Fick vs Colle  1-0431923ScheveningenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. A Wallace vs Kostic  0-1211924Sydney MatchB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. J H Pannekoek vs W Fick 1-0381924WestendeB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. Znosko-Borovsky vs K Opocensky ½-½521925ParisB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. Torre vs Bogoljubov 0-1291925Baden-BadenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. Stalin vs Jeschow 1-0371926URSB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. K Rosenkrantz vs A S Bernshteyn  0-1561926Moscow ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Kupchik vs Santasiere 0-1421926Metropolitan Chess LeagueB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. W Von Holzhausen vs P Johner  0-1491926DresdenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. Yates vs A Vajda  0-1151926Budapest 1st FIDE MastersB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. R Loman vs W F Wertheim  1-0341927SSS cupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. A Vajda vs Alekhine ½-½661927KecskemetB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. H Weenink vs E Steiner  0-1341927London OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. V Marin y Llovet vs E Steiner  ½-½281927London OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. W Schoenmann vs L Schmitt  1-053192725. DSB KongressB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. S Mlotkowski vs Kupchik  ½-½10319271st NCF CongressB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. R P Michell vs Kupchik  ½-½211927New York vs London cable match (1927)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. H Weenink vs R Grau  ½-½331928The Hague OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. T Drezga vs J H Wertheim 1-0321928The Hague OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. S Rotenstein vs Saemisch 0-1551928Berlin Cafe KoenigB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-28-04  Vischer: This usually comes out of the Najdorf with ...a6 first and then ...e6
Mar-26-06  shr0pshire: I am writing a theory article about a line in this variation. If anyone could offer any feedback I would appreciate it!



Mar-26-06  drukenknight: after you're done helping Shrop. write a book for me, too.
Premium Chessgames Member
  James Demery: Hey drukenknight I haven`t seen you posting in a while.
Jul-03-07  Chess Carnival: Is it right to call this line of the Scheveningen the 'Paulsen Variation'? I'm confused about the names.. What is the 'Paulsen Variation' of the sicilian?
Jul-03-07  yavuz1990: I knew this position as Sicilian Najdorf Opocensky Variation :) until now. Maybe all three are the same.
Jul-03-07  Chess Carnival: <yavuz1990> Yes, no doubt it is, to say the least, a Najdorf-Scheveningen hybrid. <Maybe all three are the same> Probably, you are right.
Jun-04-08  Xeroxx: In the Opocensky variation black usually plays e7-e5.

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