MIG-64_019. 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 2012TWIC 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.

Alexey Kuzmin

International Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer


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Five hot novelties


1) Vitiugov,N (2694) - Vachier Lagrave,M (2713)
11th Gibraltar Masters Caleta ENG (10.1), 31.01.2013


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 e6 4.e4 


2) Giri,A (2730) - Buhmann,R (2584)
Bundesliga 2012–13 Emsdetten GER (8), 03.02.2013


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 0–0 9.0–0 cxd5 10.h3 Rb8 11.Qf3


3) Vazquez Igarza,R (2566) - Le Quang Liem (2705) 
11th Gibraltar Masters Caleta ENG (9.7), 30.01.2013


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 0–0 6.Rc1 Be6 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Nxd5 Qxd5 9.a3 




4) Fridman,D (2670) - Khenkin,I (2655)
Bundesliga 2012–13 Essen GER (8), 03.02.2013


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 a5 7.0–0 0–0 8.Bg5 b5



5) Le Quang Liem (2705) - Sandipan,C (2590)
11th Gibraltar Masters Caleta ENG (10.5), 31.01.2013 


1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Be4 7.f3 Bg6 8.Qb3 Qc7 9.Bd2 Nbd7 10.Rc1 Be7 11.g3



... and another 59  novelties from MIG-64_019.


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