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Topical theory in the Sveshnikov Sicilian, shown by the game Inarkiev-Ivanchuk, GP-Jermuk, 10.8.2009

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13...0-0 less often played than the main line 13...a6-a5


Performance statistics of the previously played moves. After 13...0-0, White scored 62% in 51 games.  


Many current games show that it is a very popular variation


Arrange according to Elo shows the top players


18...Kh8 with two predecessor games


Deviation with 19...g6 from the predecessor game Beliavsky-Sokolov

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