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B44: Sicilian defence

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6

Sicilian defence

B44 Sub-variants:

Overview

Games on Database: 35896
Last Played: Jul 2024
Overall score:
33.8% 34% 32.1%

Played frequently by:

White  
Alexei Shirov 65 games
Michael Adams 62 games
Alexander Motylev 57 games
Black  
Mark E Taimanov 232 games
Vlastimil Jansa 172 games
Pia Cramling 150 games

Possible continuations:

5. Nc3  27469
35 % 34.9 % 30.1 %
5. Nb5  4327
31.9 % 36.7 % 31.4 %
5. Be3  1258
28 % 24.7 % 47.3 %
5. Nxc6  969
23.5 % 28.6 % 47.9 %
5. c4  547
30 % 25.2 % 44.8 %
5. Be2  486
28.4 % 24.1 % 47.5 %
5. g3  240
33.8 % 28.8 % 37.5 %
5. a3  127
26 % 32.3 % 41.7 %
5. c3  104
29.8 % 17.3 % 52.9 %
5. Bc4  98
26.5 % 61.2 %
5. Bf4  89
37.1 % 34.8 % 28.1 %
5. Nb3  88
28.4 % 58 %
5. Nf3  39
38.5 % 23.1 % 38.5 %
5. Bb5  24
20.8 % 66.7 %
5. f4  17
29.4 % 29.4 % 41.2 %
5. Qd3  3
66.7 % 33.3 %
5. Bd3  3
100 %
5. b3  2
50 % 50 %