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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: 1628
Years covered: 1880 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 30.7%
   Black wins 35.6%
   Draws 33.7%

Popularity graph, by decade

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Dibyendu Barua  19 games
Ilia Smirin  18 games
Moshe Czerniak  14 games
Alexander Khalifman  14 games
Alexey Shirov  11 games
Dmitry Gurevich  11 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Rada vs Kostal, 1942
J E Slade vs NN, 1960
Ivanchuk vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2005
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952
A Giusti vs Nutrizio, 1949
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 page 1 of 66; games 1-25 of 1,628  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Fritz vs Paulsen 1-0761880WiesbadenB58 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 ½-½271883NurembergB58 Sicilian
5. L Bellotti vs F Zannoni  0-1561886ITA-chB58 Sicilian
6. Tarrasch vs Paulsen ½-½481889BreslauB58 Sicilian
7. Maroczy / Showalter vs Burn / Mieses  ½-½381900ParisB58 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 Kongress (Nuremberg)B58 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. Yates vs W C Palmer 1-0361911Palmer - Yates mB58 Sicilian
20. S Rosselli del Turco vs G Bonanno  1-0361912ViareggioB58 Sicilian
21. Capablanca vs F Beynon 1-0401913Rice CC MastersB58 Sicilian
22. G F Adair vs R T Black 0-1441913Rice CC MastersB58 Sicilian
23. S Levitsky vs M Elyashiv  1-0251914All-Russian MastersB58 Sicilian
24. Taubenhaus vs A A Smorodsky 1-0131914All-Russian MastersB58 Sicilian
25. M Marchand vs W Winter  ½-½281920MatchB58 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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