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Sicilian, Closed (B24)
1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3

Number of games in database: 538
Years covered: 1877 to 2023
Overall record:
   White wins 28.6%
   Black wins 45.2%
   Draws 26.2%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Jacob Murey  14 games
Arvid Kubbel  6 games
Anatoly Karpov  5 games
Dragoljub Velimirovic  5 games
Manuel Bosboom  4 games
Tony Miles  4 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946
A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995
Spassky vs Hjartarson, 1988
L Palau vs Najdorf, 1939
J Molina vs A Schwartzman, 1934
Spassky vs Ljubojevic, 1978
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 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 538  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Ascharin vs H Clemenz  1-0481877St. Petersburg National tB24 Sicilian, Closed
2. S Jacoby vs A Schwarz  1-0331878?B24 Sicilian, Closed
3. Chigorin vs Schiffers 1-0391880Chigorin - Schiffers Fourth MatchB24 Sicilian, Closed
4. de Riviere vs A Clerc  1-05418801st French NationalB24 Sicilian, Closed
5. E Schallopp vs Mackenzie  0-14118854th DSB Congress, HamburgB24 Sicilian, Closed
6. J Mieses vs Paulsen 1-03118896th DSB Congress, BreslauB24 Sicilian, Closed
7. Von Bardeleben vs K Walbrodt  1-02718938th DSB Congress, KielB24 Sicilian, Closed
8. Janowski vs W B B Ingalls  0-1251898Simul, 22bB24 Sicilian, Closed
9. Znosko-Borovsky vs O Bernstein 1-02019033rd Russian National TournamentB24 Sicilian, Closed
10. T F Lawrence vs Pillsbury 1-0311904Cambridge SpringsB24 Sicilian, Closed
11. Showalter vs A W Fox ½-½741904Cambridge SpringsB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. P S Leonhardt vs Teichmann ½-½32190575 years Jubilee TtB24 Sicilian, Closed
13. C Carls vs Teichmann 1-065190575 years Jubilee TtB24 Sicilian, Closed
14. Spielmann vs I Kopa 0-1701905Barmen Meisterturnier BB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. Burn vs O Chajes 1-01151911KarlsbadB24 Sicilian, Closed
16. Tarrasch vs Saemisch 1-0561922Teplitz-SchönauB24 Sicilian, Closed
17. G A Thomas vs Reti  0-1551923KarlsbadB24 Sicilian, Closed
18. H Strick van Linschoten vs W Fick  ½-½311923ScheveningenB24 Sicilian, Closed
19. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Levenfish  0-1471925MoscowB24 Sicilian, Closed
20. J Balogh vs H Mueller  ½-½151926BardejovB24 Sicilian, Closed
21. A Kubbel vs Levenfish  ½-½661928Ch LeningradB24 Sicilian, Closed
22. A Kubbel vs P Romanovsky  0-1401928Ch LeningradB24 Sicilian, Closed
23. A Kubbel vs Ragozin 1-0261929Ch Leningrad (1/2 final)B24 Sicilian, Closed
24. A Kubbel vs Y Rokhlin  0-1351930Leningrad Masters TournamentB24 Sicilian, Closed
25. A Kubbel vs Y Rokhlin  0-1351931Leningrad mastersB24 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-06  suenteus po 147: In my play with this opening as white I find many average players online avoid the later variations by playing 4...Nf6 in continuation of the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2. Does anybody know instructive games that show white dealing with the 4...Nf6 theme successfully?
Mar-06-08  Dr. Siggy: <suenteus po 147>: Here's one from "the good old days": Tarrasch vs A Selezniev, 1922; and here's another from more recent days: Karpov vs Tsamriuk, 1967.
Mar-09-08  suenteus po 147: <Dr. Siggy> Thanks!

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