MIG-64_022. 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 2012TWIC 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.

Alexey Kuzmin

International Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer


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The Five Hottest Novelties


1) Kasimdzhanov, R (2690) - Naumann, Al (2535) 
Bundesliga 2012–13 Trier GER (10), 24.02.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 e6 4.Nc3 d5




2) Djukic, Ni (2538) - Sjugirov, S (2646) 
29th Open Cappelle la Grande FRA (4.3), 25.02.2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.h3 Be7 9.Qf3 0–0 10.0–0–0 b5 11.g4 b4 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 Bc8 14.Bd3 a5 15.Nd2 Bg5


3) Kveinys, A (2533) - Sokolov, Ivan (2644)

Reykjavik Open 2013 Reykjavik ISL (7.9), 24.02.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0–0


4) Gelfand, B (2740) - Caruana, F (2757)

Zuerich Chess Challenge Zuerich SUI (2.2), 24.02.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Be3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0–0–0 Qd6 10.Nb5 Qd7 11.Kb1 Rd8 12.d5 a6 13.Nc3 Qe8 14.Qe1


5) Wojtaszek, R (2733) - Jansa, Vl (2451)

Bundesliga 2012–13 Forchheim GER (9), 23.02.2013

1.Nf3 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.d4 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nb6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.e3 0–0 9.0–0 Re8 10.a3 e5 11.d5 Na5 12.Qc2 e4



... and another 64 new idaes in the latest issue of MIG-64_022.


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