MIG-64_021. 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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MIG-64_021 CBV PGN

Five hot novelties


1) Shomoev, A (2557) - Ganguly, S (2626) 
Aeroflot Open Rapid Qualifier 2013 Moscow RUS (7.15), 13.02.2013

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.d4 Bg7 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 exd4 8.Nxd4 Re8 9.f3 c6 10.Kh1 Nh5 11.g4 Nf6 12.Bf4 h5 



2) Kurnosov, I (2649) - Wojtaszek, R (2710)
Vladimir Petrov Memorial Jurmala LAT (6.2), 16.02.2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Qe2 h6 8.Bh4 g6 9.f4 e5 10.fxe5 dxe5 11.0–0-0 



3) Wojtaszek,R (2710) - Malakhov, V (2709)
Vladimir Petrov Memorial Jurmala LAT (9.1), 16.02.2013

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Nf3 b5 6.b3 Bg4 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.h3 Bh5 9.g4 Bg6 10.Ne5 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.cxd5 e6




4) Fressinet,L (2706) - Lintchevski,D (2528) 
Aeroflot Open Rapid Qualifier 2013 Moscow RUS (9.16), 13.02.2013

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 e6 4.Bxc4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c5 6.0–0 a6 7.Nc3 b5 8.Be2 Nbd7 9.d5 exd5 10.Nxd5 Bb7 11.Nxf6+ Nxf6 12.a4 b4 13.Qxd8+ Rxd8 14.Nd2 Bd6 



5) Adams, Mi (2725) - Naiditsch, A (2716)
1st GRENKE Chess Classic Baden-Baden GER (7.2), 14.02.2013

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 e4 5.Nc3 d5 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.cxd5 cxd5 8.Qb3 h6 9.Bf4 


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


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MIG-64_2013 CBV PGN
Архив: MIG-64_2012 CBV PGN