MIG-64_010 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) Gopal,G (2547) - Senador,E (2352) [C84]

5th Kolkata Open Kolkata IND (1), 03.12.2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.a4 Bb7 9.Nc3 b4 10.Nd5 Na5 11.Ba2 Nxd5 12.exd5 d6 13.c3



2) Ramnath,B (2355) - Lintchevski,D (2553) [B14]

5th Kolkata Open Kolkata IND (1), 03.12.2012

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Qb3 Bg7 7.cxd5 0–0 8.Be2 Nbd7 9.Bf3 Nb6 10.Bg5 Bf5 11.Rd1 a5 12.Nge2 Qd6 13.Ng3



3) Prohaszka,P (2573) - Banusz,T (2580) [D45]

62nd ch-HUN 2012 Heviz HUN (6.2), 27.11.2012

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.d4 c6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.g4 h6 8.Rg1 e5 9.cxd5 cxd5 10.Nb5 Bb8 11.g5 hxg5 12.Nxg5 e4 13.Bd2 Nb6 14.Qc5



4) Mamedyarov,S (2764) - Karjakin,Sergey (2775) [E15]

FIDE GP Tashkent UZB (10.2), 03.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qa4 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.dxc5 bxc5 8.0–0 Be7 9.Nc3 0–0 10.Rd1 Qb6 11.Bf4 Rd8 12.Rd2 h6 13.Rad1 d6 14.Qb5 Ne8 15.g4 Nd7



5)Vysochin,S (2515) - Tovmasian,V (2436) [C06]

9th Vasylyshyn Mem GM Lviv UKR (9), 28.11.2012

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.c3 c5 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.0–0 g5 9.dxc5 Ndxe5 10.Bb5 Bd7 11.Nb3 a6



... and another 59 new ideas from the last issue of MIG-64_010.

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