B45: Sicilian, Taimanov variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3

Sicilian, Taimanov variation

B45 Sub-variants:

Overview

Games on Database: 32417
Last Played: Jan 2023
Overall score:
35.8%34.4%29.8%
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Played frequently by:

White  
Jonny Hector 80 games
Michael Adams 70 games
Alexei Shirov 67 games
Black  
Mark E Taimanov 181 games
Vlastimil Jansa 141 games
Pavel V Tregubov 137 games

Possible continuations:

5... Qc7  18450
34.6 % 34.8 % 30.5 %
5... a6  6784
36.3 % 35.1 % 28.6 %
5... d6  3477
35.6 % 33.7 % 30.7 %
5... Nf6  2928
37.9 % 34.2 % 27.9 %
5... Bb4  362
50.6 % 21.3 % 28.2 %
5... Bc5  180
49.4 % 22.8 % 27.8 %
5... Qb6  79
48.1 % 25.3 % 26.6 %
5... Be7  42
50 % 21.4 % 28.6 %
5... Nge7  37
43.2 % 29.7 % 27 %
5... Nxd4  26
61.5 % 19.2 % 19.2 %
5... g6  24
45.8 % 33.3 % 20.8 %
5... d5  11
63.6 % 18.2 % 18.2 %
5... e5  7
71.4 % 28.6 %
5... h6  2
50 % 50 %