MIG-64_012 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) Tkachiev,V (2650) - Popov,Val (2557) [D15]

Amplico ch-EUR Rapid Warsaw POL (11.7), 16.12.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 a6 6.cxd5 cxd5 7.Ne5 h6 8.Qb3 Ra7 9.Bd2 e6 10.Rc1 Nbd7 11.Nxd7 Nxd7



2) Morozevich,A (2748) - Aronian,L (2815) [D85]

SportAccord Rapid Men 2012 Beijing CHN (1.2), 14.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Qa4+ Nd7 8.Nf3 c5 9.Be2 0–0 10.0–0 cxd4 11.cxd4 Nc5



3) Sargissian,G (2666) - Socko,B (2631) [E16]

Amplico ch-EUR Blitz Warsaw POL (7.1), 14.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 c5 6.d5 exd5 7.cxd5 Bxd5 8.Nc3 Bc6 9.0–0 Be7



4) Wang,Hao (2737) - Grischuk,A (2764) [D90]

SportAccord Rapid Men 2012 Beijing CHN (4.4), 14.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qb3 dxc4 7.Qxc4 0–0 8.Bf4



5)Ivanchuk,V (2766) - Wang Hao (2737) [A09]

SportAccord Blitz Men 2012 Beijing CHN (4.1), 16.12.2012

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.b4 f6 4.d3 e5



... and another 59 new ideas from the last issue of MIG-64_012.

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MIG-64_2012: CBV and PGN