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Igor Aleksandrovich Novikov
I A Novikov 
Number of games in database: 370
Years covered: 1980 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2563
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +124 -52 =187 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (33) 
    E70 E80 E81 E94 E97
 Queen's Indian (28) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D43 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D38 D37 D30 D35
 Modern Benoni (13) 
    A57 A61 A56 A65 A70
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D58 D52 D55 D61 D62
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B90 B84 B97 B93 B52
 Semi-Slav (53) 
    D43 D47 D45 D44 D46
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B93 B97 B91 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (17) 
    B84 B85 B80
 English (12) 
    A13 A17 A14 A15
 Catalan (11) 
    E04 E02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I A Novikov vs V Tukmakov, 1984 1-0
   Kamsky vs I A Novikov, 1987 0-1
   J Kraai vs I A Novikov, 2004 0-1
   A Matikozian vs I A Novikov, 2005 0-1
   Fishbein vs I A Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I A Novikov vs Kramnik, 1991 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   36th Olympiad (2004)

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(born May-23-1962, 55 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Grandmaster (1990) Igor Aleksandrovich Novikov.

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:17:02

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 370  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Sokolov vs I A Novikov  1-0321980SochiB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Lutikov vs I A Novikov  1-0371981URS-ch sfD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Salov vs I A Novikov  ½-½341982TournamentE12 Queen's Indian
4. Dolmatov vs I A Novikov  ½-½221983VolgodonskB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. Gulko vs I A Novikov  0-1311983VolgodonskE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. Vyzmanavin vs I A Novikov  ½-½331983Yurmala (Latvia)D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
7. Razuvaev vs I A Novikov  ½-½191983URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. Yermolinsky vs I A Novikov  0-1341983Ch URS (young masters)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. I A Novikov vs Yurtaev  1-0831983selectE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. I A Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0541983Ch young masters URSB08 Pirc, Classical
11. Salov vs I A Novikov  ½-½241983Ch URS (young masters)E15 Queen's Indian
12. Azmaiparashvili vs I A Novikov  ½-½281983Ch URS selectE41 Nimzo-Indian
13. Gavrikov vs I A Novikov  ½-½371983YurmalaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. V Vepkhvishvili vs I A Novikov  1-026198318 Ilmar Raud MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Mikhalchishin vs I A Novikov  ½-½431984URS-ch51A14 English
16. I A Novikov vs Vyzmanavin 1-0421984Ch URSE15 Queen's Indian
17. Razuvaev vs I A Novikov  ½-½1041984URS-ch sfE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
18. I A Novikov vs Smagin  ½-½481984URS-ch sfD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. I A Novikov vs Balashov  ½-½261984Lvov URS chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. Beliavsky vs I A Novikov  ½-½251984URS-ch51E15 Queen's Indian
21. A V Kharitonov vs I A Novikov  0-1301984URS-ch51A46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. I A Novikov vs Psakhis  ½-½161984Lvov URS chA93 Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation
23. I A Novikov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½221984Vilnius (Lithuania)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. I A Novikov vs Glek  1-0751984Vilnius URS ch ymE97 King's Indian
25. I A Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0361984Vilnius-mmB08 Pirc, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-09-03  PinkPanther: Igor Novikov's highest ever rating was 2700? I find that hard to believe. I checked on and it said the highest he's ever been rated was 2614 (July '99).
Premium Chessgames Member Chessbase says 2614 as well. We must have got a PGN file with him listed as 2700. Thanks.
May-27-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Igor's games:
Jan-04-06  chessmaster pro: nice puzzles honestly it took me about 1 hour to figure out 5 of them
Dec-28-06  JustAFish: Chessgames, the first game in this database is likely in error, since it occured before Novikov was born.
Apr-22-07  ostende.arg: ok; Novikov played with Boleslavsky but Yury not Igor......or not
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Well, Igor must have been way ahead of his time :-)

Happy Birthday GM Novikov.

Sep-15-08  BIDMONFA: Igor Novikov


Sep-15-08  Jason Frost: < Chessbase says 2614 as well. We must have got a PGN file with him listed as 2700. Thanks. >

The 2700 may have come from USCF ratings as he used to be one of the top 3 or 4 players in the U.S.

Sep-15-08  Jason Frost: He has been at least 2733(2002) USCF according to members service area of

His highest Fide since 2000 was 2611, but it is quite likley that he was somewhat higher before then as the peak was in July 2000 and I recall seeing standings of tournoments with him in them dating from quite a bit before then.

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: he's a certified GM currently sporting a 2560 card with a high of 2611..

Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Igor Novikov.
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