MIG-64_007 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) David,Alb (2590) - Brunello,S (2591) [B19]

72nd ch-ITA 2012 Torino ITA (9), 08.11.2012

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bd2



2)Castellanos Rodriguez,R (2515) - Asis Gargatagli,H (2474) [B94]

TCh-ESP CECLUB Div Honor 2012 Leon ESP (6.1), 10.11.2012

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



3) Topalov,V (2769) - Caruana,F (2786) [D90]

6th Kings Tournament Bucharest ROU (1.1), 07.11.2012

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qb3 Nb6 6.d4 Bg7 7.e4 Bg4 8.Bb5+ c6 9.Ng5 0–0 10.Be2 Bxe2 11.Nxe2 e5



4) Artemiev,V (2461) - Brodsky,M (2563) [A22]

3rd Mendeleev GM Tyumen RUS (4), 08.11.2012

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Nb6 6.e3 Nc6 7.Nge2



5) Fluvia Poyatos,Jor (2467) - Ibarra Jerez,JC (2528) [A09]

TCh-ESP CECLUB Div Honor 2012 Leon ESP (4.1), 08.11.2012

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.b4 f6 4.e3 e5 5.c5 a5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.Bc4



... and another 59 new ideeas from the last issue of MIG-64_007.

Download previous issues of MIG-64: 001002, 003, 004, 005, 006


a question

How can we understand from the file content, that which novelty is level 1, or 2, etc.