MIG-64_020. 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) Mozharov, M (2510) – Sethuraman, S (2538) 
Moscow Open F 2013 Moscow RUS (8.4), 09.02.2013

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.g4 h6 8.Rg1 


2) Sandipan, C (2590) – Adhiban, Baskaran (2547) 
Moscow Open A 2013 Moscow RUS (4.3), 05.02.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0–0 7.e4 Nc6 8.Be2 e5 9.d5 Nd4 10.Nxd4 exd4 11.Qxd4 c6 12.Qc4 b5 13.Qxc6 Bd7 14.Qd6 Re8 15.f3 Nh5



3) Bacrot, E (2704) – Negi, P (2638) 
Chess Classic ELO Open 2013 Baden-Baden GER (4.1), 10.02.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Nc3 d5 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qb3 dxc4 7.Qxc4 0–0 8.Bf4 Na6 9.e4 c5 10.e5 Nh5 11.Be3 Nb4 12.0–0–0 b5 13.Qb3




4) Spasov, V (2567) – Dimitrov, R (2403) 
35th Georgi Tringov Open Plovdiv BUL (6.6), 07.02.2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Bc4 0–0 9.0–0 Nc6 10.Bb3 h6 11.Nh4 Na5



5) Khairullin, I (2650) – Sandipan, C (2590) 
Moscow Open A 2013 Moscow RUS (7.4), 08.02.2013

1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.d4 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd3 0–0 8.0–0 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Be2 Bb7 11.e4 e5 12.dxe5 Nxe5 13.Nd4 Neg4


... and another 59 novelties in the latest issue of MIG-64_020.


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