MIG-64_003 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

Gomez,Joh (2523) - Lou Yiping (2444) [A33]

2nd Indonesia Open Jakarta INA (4.14), 13.10.2012

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 e6 6.a3 Be7 7.g3 Qb6 8.Ndb5 Ne5 9.Bg2 a6 10.Na4 Qa5+



Ding Liren (2702) - Le Quang Liem (2703) [D43]

6th SPICE Cup GM St Louis USA (3), 15.10.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.Nxd7 Qxd7



Moiseenko,A (2700) - Efimenko,Z (2689) [D38]

28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (4.1), 14.10.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 c5 8.e3 c4 9.Be2 g5 10.Bg3 Ne4 11.Rc1 Qa5 12.0–0 Bxc3 13.bxc3 0–0



Rodshtein,M (2616) - Navara,D (2722) [D70]

28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (4.5), 14.10.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Be3 0–0 8.Qd2 e5 9.d5 c6 10.h4 cxd5 11.exd5 N8d7 12.h5 Nf6 13.hxg6 fxg6 14.0–0–0 Bd7 15.Kb1 Rc8 16.d6



Short,N (2707) - Kurmann,O (2450) [B07]

Trans-Europa-Schach-Express 2012 Potsdam GER (4.1), 13.10.2012

1.e4 d6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.e5 d4 5.Nce2



... and another 59 new ideeas from the last issue of MIG-64_003.

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