MIG-64_013 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) Parligras,M (2628) - Can,E (2448) [A65]
World Cities Team GpD Al-Ain UAE (2.2), 23.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 c5 7.Nge2 Nc6 8.d5 Ne5 9.Ng3 e6 10.Be2 exd5 11.cxd5 a6 12.a4 Bd7 13.0-0 b5 14.h3 Nc4 15.Bxc4 bxc4 16.Qe2 Rb8 17.Qxc4 Rxb2 18.Rab1 Rxb1 19.Rxb1



2) Ivanisevic,I (2633) - Wang Yue (2696) [D10]
World Cities Team GpF Al-Ain UAE (1.1), 22.12.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.e3 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bf5 7.Rc1 Qb6 8.Bb5 e6 9.Nf3 Be7



3) Giri,A (2720) - Ivanchuk,V (2766) [E60]
SportAccord Blindfold Men 2012 Beijing CHN (4.7), 18.12.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 c5 4.d5 e6 5.e4 exd5 6.cxd5 d6 7.Ne2



4) Radjabov,T (2793) - Giri,A (2720) [A30]
SportAccord Blindfold Men 2012 Beijing CHN (2.5), 18.12.2012

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 e6 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0-0 Be7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4 d6 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Qf4 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Nc6 13.Rfd1



5) Maletin,P (2567) - Yudin,S (2546) [A13]
Russian Rapid GP Final 2012 Kirov RUS (1.2), 23.12.2012

1.c4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 dxc4 4.Qa4+ c6 5.Qxc4 b5 6.Qb3 Bb7 7.Nf3 Nf6 8.0-0 Nbd7 9.d4 a6 10.Ne5 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd5 12.Nc3 Be7 13.Ne4 Qc7



... and another 59 new ideas from the last issue of MIG-64_013.

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