Category Archives: Sicilian Scheveningen

TCh-FRA w TOP 12 2013 Rd3-Gara,A(HUN)

Gara plays for a quick kingside assault with a fast g4 and grabs a ton of kingside space for a squeeze. Eventually white infiltrates on the h-file and decides with the kingside passed pawns.

Gara,A (2302) – Genova,Ly (2276) 
Sicilian Scheveningen[B84]
TCh-FRA w TOP 12 2013 Archamps FRA (3.2), 16.02.2013

Position 1
White is making progress on both wings. What do you suggest for white now?

White to Play


Trends in the Sicilian Scheveningen 11..Re8(B85) 2013

The tabiya in question is 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Be2 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.0–0 Be7 8.a4 Nc6 9.Be3 0–0 10.f4 Qc7 11.Kh1 Re8(Diagram)

Here a recent effort(TWIC 950) from the just completed Tata Steel Group A tournament played by Harikrishna against Van Wely.

Harikrishna,P (l) – Van Wely,L (r)
This was previously analyzed by Orlova on her Youtube channel BeautyandChessGeek

Harikrishna,P (2698) – Van Wely,L (2679)
Sicilian Schevening 6.Be2/11…Re8[B85]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (5.7), 17.01.2013

Position 1
White has a massive buildup on the kingside and after 28.Nf4, the big threat is Nxh5 with devastation on the h-file to follow.

Black to Play


Position 2
Both sides look like they are attacking each other but now white has the move. What do you suggest?

White to Play


Trends in the Sicilian Scheveningen Keres Attack

Here is a recent game in the Keres Attack. The 6…h6 is one of the main defensive methods and allowed Hou Yifan to play for the win in rd10 of the Tata Steel Group A tournament.

Harikrishna,P (l) – Hou Yifan(r)

Harikrishna,P (2698) – Hou Yifan (2603)
Sicilian Keres Attack 6…h6[B81]
75th Tata Steel GpA Wijk aan Zee NED (10.6), 23.01.2013

Position 1
A complex RR-RR ending has been reached where each side has one active and one passive rook. What do you suggest for black now?

Black to Play


Pan-Am Intercollegiate Ch 2012

Here is a nice attacking game by GM Boros(HUN) from the PAN-AM Intercollegiate Championships.

GM Boros,Dene(HUN)

Sicilian Scheveningen [B82]
Pan-Am Intercollegiate 2012 Princeton USA (4), 29.12.2012

Position 1  
The plan is clearly to attack but how?

  • 22.Rg4 threatening Rxh7 etc(as played in game)
  • 22.Rcf1
  • Something else

 White to Play