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King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line (E84)
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f3 O-O 6 Be3 Nc6
7 Nge2 a6 8 Qd2 Rb8

Number of games in database: 639
Years covered: 1958 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 42.9%
   Black wins 28.2%
   Draws 29.0%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Yuri Razuvaev  13 games
Margeir Petursson  11 games
Petr Haba  10 games
John Nunn  20 games
Mikhail Golubev  16 games
Ilya Smirin  11 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
A Kuligowski vs Przewoznik, 1976
Kramnik vs V Isupov, 1990
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1995
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1983
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 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 639  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Lomaia vs Taimanov  0-1301958URS-ch sfE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
2. Polugaevsky vs M Bobotsov  ½-½281961Sofia ttE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
3. M A Creus vs I Bilek  ½-½321961EUR-chT (Men) 2ndE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
4. Antoshin vs Nezhmetdinov  0-146196121st RSFSR Ch playoffE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
5. Averbakh vs Gipslis  0-1321961USSR Championship 1961bE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
6. Bagirov vs Taimanov  ½-½411961USSR Championship 1961bE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
7. V Zheliandinov vs Nezhmetdinov 0-1321962Vologda, USSRE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
8. Pachman vs Najdorf  1-0481962Capablanca Memorial 1stE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
9. Pachman vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½431962Capablanca Memorial 1stE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
10. F Thorbergsson vs Tringov  ½-½491962Marianske LazneE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
11. Petrosian vs Fischer ½-½251962Curacao CandidatesE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
12. K Lagha vs Myagmarsuren  0-1411962Varna ol (Men) qual-BE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
13. A Niemela vs Minic  ½-½371962Varna ol (Men) qual-CE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
14. B Brinck-Claussen vs W Schmidt  1-0541962Varna ol (Men) fin-BE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
15. Kraidman vs W Schmidt  1-0461962Varna ol (Men) fin-BE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
16. E Franco Raymundo vs Myagmarsuren  0-1341962Varna ol (Men) fin-BE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
17. Gligoric vs V Ciocaltea 0-1431962Varna ol (Men) fin-AE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
18. Zamikhovsky vs V Tukmakov  0-1511963UKR-chE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
19. Dick van Enk vs K B Richardson  0-13119631st Niemeyer tournamentE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
20. O'Kelly vs Pilnik  1-0571963HoogovensE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
21. Botvinnik vs Stein ½-½4419639th Soviet Team-ch final AE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
22. G Garcia vs M Bobotsov  0-1391963Capablanca Memorial 2ndE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
23. T van Scheltinga vs S Tatai  ½-½321963Enschede ZonalE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
24. W Balcerowski vs Tal ½-½561963MoscowE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
25. F Thorbergsson vs N Gaprindashvili 1-0611964ReykjavikE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-17-05  JoshuaJ8588: This variation for black is an extremely good one in the King's Indian. Black will give up a pawn and recieve excellent compensation for it.
Feb-17-05  JoshuaJ8588: King's Indian players have found the weapon to the Samisch!!
Jun-20-05  JoshuaJ8588: Why has the Panno not been seen much anymore? It is a great tool to fight the Samisch and white can get into great difficulty if he does not know how to play accurately.
Jun-20-05  maoam: <JoshuaJ8588>

The gambit line 6...c5! was rehabilitated; the model game for Black when White accepts is Kramnik vs Shirov, 1992. White's best try is to refuse the offer and play for a Benoni structure, for example Kasimdzhanov vs A Volokitin, 2003.

Jul-20-05  SEVEN: If this is a good line for black how we explain the following? White wins 42.9%
Black wins 28.0%
Draws 29.1%
Nov-30-05  Dudley: About average- but compared to the only 20% Black wins in other KID variations it looks pretty good.
Dec-17-07  arnaud1959: I'm a Saemisch player with white and honestly this variation is the one which makes me less comfortable. The idea is simple. White gives up the e5 square which allows Black to play ♘c6. Now white cannot play d5 like in variations with ♘f3.

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