MIG-64_002 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.

                                                         Aleksey Kuzmin

International Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer

 

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Five hottest novelties

 Wojtaszek,R (2713) - Wang Yue (2691) [D10]

13th Karpov GM Poikovsky RUS (5), 02.10.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Qb3 Nc6!? 7.Qxb7 Bd7 8.Qb3 Rb8 9.Qd1 e5 10.Nf3

10...Bd6!N

 

2) Bai,J (2231) - Negi,P (2639) [D97]

TCh-CHN 2012 Hangzhou CHN (15), 06.10.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 0–0 7.e4 a6 8.e5 b5 9.Qb3 Nfd7 10.Ng5

10...Nc6!?N

 

3) Predke,A (2496) - Lintchevski,D (2554) [B12]

34th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup Kazan RUS (9.7), 04.10.2012

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 Qb6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.0–0 Qxb2 9.Qe1 cxd4 10.Bxd4 Nxd4 11.Nxd4 Bb4 12.Rb1 Bxc3 13.Rxb2 Bxe1 14.Rxe1 b6 15.Bb5+ Kf8 16.Nxf5 exf5 17.Rb3

17...Rc8!N

 

4) Karjakin,S (2778) - Aronian,L (2816) [C89]

5th Final Masters Sao Paulo/Bilbao BRA/ESP (6), 08.10.2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Qe2 Bg4 16.Qf1 Qh5 17.Nd2 Rae8 18.f3 Bh3 19.Qf2 Rxe1+ 20.Qxe1

20...Bf4!?N

 

5) Volkov,S (2575) - Goganov,A (2525) [E92]

34th Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup Kazan RUS (9.3), 04.10.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0–0 6.Nf3 e5 7.Be3 exd4 8.Nxd4 Re8 9.f3 c6 10.Bf2 d5 11.exd5 cxd5 12.0–0 Nc6 13.c5 Re5 14.Qd2 Qf8

15.Ncb5!?N

... and another 59 new idaes from the latest issue of MIG-64_002.

 

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