MIG-64_004 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) Mamedyarov,S (2748) - Dominguez Perez,L (2734) [D15]

28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (6.1), 16.10.2012

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Nf3 b5 6.b3 Bg4 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.h3 Bh5 9.g4 Bg6 10.Ne5 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.cxd5



2)Hracek,Zbynek (2612) - Ben Artzi,Ido (2286) [C95]

28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (6.5), 16.10.2012

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.a4 Bf8 14.Bd3 c6 15.b3



3)Lu Shanglei (2526) - Korneev,O (2591) [C51]

2nd Indonesia Open Jakarta INA (9.7), 17.10.2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 5.d4



4) Boruchovsky,Avital (2435) - Navara,David (2722) [B81]

28th European Club Cup Eilat ISR (6.5), 16.10.2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.g4 e5 8.Nf5 h5 9.g5 Nxe4 10.Nxg7+ Bxg7 11.Nxe4 d5 12.Ng3 e4 13.c3 Nc6 14.Nxh5 Be5 15.f4 exf3 16.Qxf3 d4



5) Meier,Georg (2646) - So,Wesley (2677) [D97]

6th SPICE Cup GM St Louis USA (9), 21.10.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Qb3 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Bg7 6.e4 0–0 7.Be2 Nc6 8.Nf3 e5 9.d5 Nd4 10.Nxd4 exd4 11.Qxd4 c6 12.Qc4 b5 13.Qxc6 Bd7 14.Qd6 Re8



... and another 59 new ideeas from the last issue of MIG-64_004.

Download previous issues of MIG-64: 001002, 003