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Igor Aleksandrovich Novikov
I A Novikov 
Number of games in database: 382
Years covered: 1980 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2563
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +125 -54 =195 (59.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (34) 
    E70 E80 E81 E94 E84
 Queen's Indian (31) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16
 Semi-Slav (14) 
    D44 D43
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D58 D52 D51 D62 D61
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D38 D30 D35 D37 D39
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A57 A61 A56 A70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B84 B90 B93 B97 B80
 Semi-Slav (53) 
    D43 D47 D45 D44
 Sicilian Najdorf (39) 
    B90 B93 B97 B91 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (22) 
    B84 B80 B81
 English (12) 
    A13 A15 A14 A17
 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 Krush vs I A Novikov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   I A Novikov vs Kramnik, 1991 1/2-1/2
   G Kuzmin vs I A Novikov, 1990 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 Championship 2005 (2004)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   32nd World Open (2004)

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(born May-23-1962, 57 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Grandmaster (1990) Igor Aleksandrovich Novikov.

Wikipedia article: Igor Novikov (chess player)

Last updated: 2018-12-09 05:50:53

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 382  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Sokolov vs I A Novikov  1-0321980Sochi Young MastersB93 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  ½-½34198212th Soviet Team CupE12 Queen's Indian
4. Dolmatov vs I A Novikov  ½-½221983VolgodonskB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. Vyzmanavin vs I A Novikov  ½-½331983Yurmala (Latvia)D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
6. Razuvaev vs I A Novikov  ½-½191983URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. Gulko vs I A Novikov  0-1311983VolgodonskE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. Yermolinsky vs I A Novikov  0-1341983Ch URS (young masters)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. I A Novikov vs Yurtaev  1-0831983selectE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. Salov vs I A Novikov  ½-½241983Ch URS (young masters)E15 Queen's Indian
11. I A Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0541983URS-ch Young MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
12. Gavrikov vs I A Novikov  ½-½371983URS-ch U26B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Azmaiparashvili vs I A Novikov  ½-½281983URS-ch sfE41 Nimzo-Indian
14. V Vepkhvishvili vs I A Novikov  1-026198318 Ilmar Raud MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Razuvaev vs I A Novikov  ½-½1041984URS-ch sfE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
16. I A Novikov vs Smagin  ½-½481984URS-ch sfD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Gulko vs I A Novikov  1-0411984Tashkent URS sfD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. I A Novikov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½221984Vilnius (Lithuania)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. A Sokolov vs I A Novikov 1-0191984VilniusB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. I A Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0361984Vilnius-mmB08 Pirc, Classical
21. I A Novikov vs Glek  1-0751984Vilnius URS ch ymE97 King's Indian
22. P Korzubov vs I A Novikov  0-1591984VilniusB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
23. I A Novikov vs Glek  0-1371984Tashkent URS sfE81 King's Indian, Samisch
24. I A Novikov vs Bagirov  ½-½261984TashkentD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. Vyzmanavin vs I A Novikov 0-1491984URS-ch sfE12 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 382  PGN Download
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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..

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Igor Novikov.
Dec-09-18  Retireborn: Looking at some of Novikov's games from 1990-1991, I see thar he is one of the few(?) who can claim to have defeated all three of the Polgar sisters.
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