MIG-64_014. 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) Ivanisevic,I (2633) - Dzhumaev,M (2530) [B09]

World Cities Team KO Al-Ain UAE (4.5), 28.12.2012

1.d4 d6 2.e4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 0–0 6.e5 Nfd7 7.Bc4 c5 8.e6 Nb6 9.exf7+ Kh8 10.h4 Nxc4 11.h5 Bf5



2) Safarli,E (2626) - Vachier Lagrave,M (2711) [B52]

World Cities Team KO Al-Ain UAE (1.1), 25.12.2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.0–0 Nf6 6.Qe2 Nc6 7.Rd1 g5 8.c3 g4 9.Nh4



3) Wojtaszek,R (2734) - Gupta,Ab (2662) [D90]

AICF-AAI Cup 2012 New Delhi IND (8.2), 28.12.2012

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qb3 Nb6 6.d4 Bg7 7.e4 Bg4 8.Bb5+ c6 9.Ng5 0–0 10.Be2 Bxe2 11.Nxe2



4) Grischuk,A (2764) - Jakovenko,D (2741) [A11]

Piterenka Blitz 2012 Moscow RUS (1), 29.12.2012

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.c4 Bg4 4.Qb3 Qb6 5.Ne5 Be6 6.d3



5) Shankland,S (2595) - Hammer,J (2633) [C58]

22nd North American Open Las Vegas USA (8.3), 29.12.2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Bd3 Nd5 9.Nf3 Bd6 10.0–0 Nf4 11.Re1 Nxd3 12.cxd3 0–0 13.Nc3 f6 14.b3 Ba6



... and another 59 new ideas from the last issue of MIG-64_014.

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