MIG-64_011 The Most Important Games

MIG-64 - 64 most theoretically important selected games from TWIC, 

In the first instance, I have chosen games containing the most valuable novelties in topical variations. 

“Level 2” – these are novelties in l;esser variations or novelties of arguable merit in topical variations 

“Level 3” – non-standard, original opening ideas.

At the highest level, "an important novelty" often doesn't mean a single move, but the mere fact that a top GM chooses a forgotten or underrated variation. I have included the most interesting such games in MIG-64.

The opening analysis of games is done mainly using Mega Database 2012, TWIC and Correspondence Database.

All games in the file MIG-64 consist of express-commentary, including:

  1. indicating the critical positions, at which the "independent" stage of the game starts, ie, the part which does not have exact analogues in the past; 
  2. information about the continuations previously seen in critical positions;
  3. a preliminary assessmernt of the new variation.

                                                                        Aleksey Kuzmin

International Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer


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The Five hottest novelties


1) Rowson,J (2586) - Bartholomew,J (2427) [D31]

4th London Classic Open London ENG (7.2), 07.12.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.g4 Be6 8.h4 Nd7 9.h5 Nh6 10.Be2 Nb6 11.Nh3 g5 12.hxg6 hxg6



2) Aleksandrov,A (2607) - Artemiev,V (2461) [D92]

Pavlodar Open 2012 Pavlodar KAZ (4), 02.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.Rc1 0–0 6.Nf3 c5 7.dxc5 Be6 8.Ng5 d4 9.Nb5 Nc6 10.Nc7 Bf5 11.Nxa8 e5 12.Bd2 e4 13.e3



3) Peralta,Fe (2612) - Matamoros Franco,C (2519) [E92]

XVIII Navalmoral Open Navalmoral de la Mata ESP (7.1), 08.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 exd4 8.Nxd4 Re8 9.f3 c6 10.Bf2 d5 11.exd5 cxd5 12.0–0 Nc6 13.c5 Re5 14.Qa4 Bd7 15.Bb5



4) Kramnik,V (2795) - McShane,L (2713) [D15]

4th London Chess Classic London ENG (5.1), 06.12.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.g3 dxc4 6.a4 e6 7.Bg2 c5 8.0–0 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Nbd7 10.Nc2 Qc7



5) Melkumyan,H (2649) - Van Kampen,R (2570) [D85]

4th London Classic Open London ENG (7.1), 07.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bb5+ c6 8.Ba4 0–0 9.Ne2 c5 10.0–0 Nc6 11.Be3 Na5 12.Bb5



... and another 59 new ideas from the last issue of MIG-64_011.

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