MIG-64_001 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

The five hottest novelties in MIG-64_001

1) Navara,D (2691) - Avrukh,B (2596) [C95]

21st TCh-CRO 1a 2012 Sibenik CRO (5.31), 27.09.2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0–0 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Bg5 h6 15.Bh4 Qc8 16.dxe5 dxe5 17.N3h2

17...a5!N 18.Qf3 Ra6!


2) Popov,Iv RUS (2614) - Amonatov,F (2610) [B80]

TCh-Moscow RUS (2.1), 26.09.2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 b4 10.Nce2 h6 11.0–0–0 Qc7 12.h4 d5 13.Bh3 Nb6 14.b3 dxe4 15.Bf4



3) Negi,P (2658) - Sanikidze,T (2586) [C45]

Baku Open 2012 (7.4), 28.09.2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Qe2 0–0 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 a5



4) Balogh,C (2668) - Navara,D (2691) [B94]

21st TCh-CRO 1a 2012 Sibenik CRO (6.41), 28.09.2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.f4 g6 8.Qe2 Bg7 9.0–0–0 0–0



5) Avrukh,B (2596) - Naiditsch,A (2712) [E04]

21st TCh-CRO 1a 2012 Sibenik CRO (1.11), 23.09.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Nf3 a6 6.Ne5 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nd5 8.0–0 Nxc3 9.bxc3 Bxc3 10.Rb1 Qxd4 11.Qa4+ b5 12.Qa3 Qxe5 13.Bf4 Qf6 14.Bxc7 b4 15.Qa5



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