MIG-64_009 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) Mchedlishvili,M (2639) - Ganguly,S (2619) [E99]

Fujairah Masters 2012 Fujairah City UAE (8.4), 20.11.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Be3 f5 11.f3 f4 12.Bf2 g5 13.b4 Rf6 14.c5 Rh6 15.Rc1 Qe8 16.Nb5 Qh5 17.h4



2) Polivanov,A (2413) - Zakhartsov,Vi (2531) [B43]

9th Vasylyshyn Mem GM Lviv UKR (5), 24.11.2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 b5 7.0–0 Bb7 8.Re1 Nc6 9.Nxc6 dxc6 10.e5 Rd8 11.Bd3 c5 12.Qg4 Ne7 13.Bg5 Rd4 14.Qg3 Ng6 15.Rad1 Be7



3) Svidler,P (2747) - Gelfand,B (2751) [B30]

FIDE GP Tashkent Tashkent UZB (2.5), 23.11.2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.0–0 Nge7 5.c3 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bc2 Bb7 8.Re1 c4



4) Ushenina,A (2452) - Ju Wenjun (2501) [E90]

FIDE WCh Women World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk RUS (5.1), 23.11.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.h3 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8.g3 a5 9.Be3 f5 10.exf5 gxf5



5) Dominguez Perez,L (2726) - Kasimdzhanov,R (2696) [C88]

FIDE GP Tashkent Tashkent UZB (3.1), 24.11.2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nbd2 f6 12.c4 bxc4 13.Nxc4 Bb4 14.Bd2 Kh8 15.d4



... and another 59 new ideeas from the last issue of MIG-64_009.

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