MIG-64_008 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) Ganguly,S (2619) - Zherebukh,Y (2627) [D47]

Fujairah Masters 2012 Fujairah City UAE (3.2), 15.11.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 Bd6 9.0–0 0–0 10.Qc2 Bb7 11.a3 Rc8 12.b4 c5 13.bxc5 Bxf3



2) Pogonina,N (2478) - Kosteniuk,A (2501) [B67]

FIDE WCh Women World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.2), 15.11.2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0–0–0 Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.f5 Qb6 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Kb1 b4 14.Ne2 e5 15.Ng3 h5 16.h4 Qc5 17.Qe2 Ke7 18.Nxh5 Bb5 19.Qg4 Bh6 20.Bd3 Rhg8 21.Qe2 Qe3 22.Bxb5 axb5 23.Qxb5 Qa7 24.Qd5



3) Kurnosov,I (2645) - Onischuk,V (2563) [B09]

VIII Governor's Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (2.2), 16.11.2012

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Bd3 Na6 7.0–0 c5 8.d5 Rb8 9.h3



4) Parligras,M (2635) - Bakre,T (2481) [D12]

Fujairah Masters 2012 Fujairah City UAE (5.10), 17.11.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Nxg6 hxg6 8.Bd3 Nbd7 9.0–0 Bd6 10.h3 0–0



5)Sumets,A (2622) - Le Quang Liem (2705) [D94]

Fujairah Masters 2012 Fujairah City UAE (2.2), 14.11.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e3 0–0 6.Be2 c5 7.dxc5 Qa5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Qxd5 Bxc3+ 10.Bd2 Rd8 11.Qxd8+ Qxd8 12.Bxc3 Qc7 13.b4 a5



... and another 59 new ideeas from the last issue of MIG-64_008.

Download previous issues of MIG-64: 001002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007