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Igor Novikov
I Novikov 
Number of games in database: 371
Years covered: 1980 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2563
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +126 -52 =186 (60.2%)*
   * 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 E84
 Queen's Indian (28) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D43 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D37 D38 D30 D35
 Modern Benoni (13) 
    A57 A61 A65 A56 A70
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D58 D52 D62 D55 D61
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B90 B84 B97 B93 B87
 Semi-Slav (53) 
    D43 D47 D45 D44 D46
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B97 B93 B91 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (17) 
    B84 B85 B80
 English (12) 
    A13 A14 A15 A17
 Catalan (11) 
    E04 E02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Novikov vs V Tukmakov, 1984 1-0
   Kamsky vs I Novikov, 1987 0-1
   J Kraai vs I Novikov, 2004 0-1
   A Matikozian vs I Novikov, 2005 0-1
   Fishbein vs I Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I 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)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   32nd World Open (2004)

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(born May-23-1962, 54 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Grandmaster (1990).

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 371  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Sokolov vs I Novikov  1-032 1980 SochiB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Lutikov vs I Novikov  1-037 1981 URS-ch sfD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½34 1982 TournamentE12 Queen's Indian
4. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-054 1983 Ch young masters URSB08 Pirc, Classical
5. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov  ½-½33 1983 Yurmala (Latvia)D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
6. I Novikov vs Yurtaev  1-083 1983 selectE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. Gavrikov vs I Novikov  ½-½37 1983 YurmalaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. Azmaiparashvili vs I Novikov  ½-½28 1983 Ch URS selectE41 Nimzo-Indian
9. Yermolinsky vs I Novikov  0-134 1983 Ch URS (young masters)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½24 1983 Ch URS (young masters)E15 Queen's Indian
11. Dolmatov vs I Novikov  ½-½22 1983 VolgodonskB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Razuvaev vs I Novikov  ½-½19 1983 URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
13. Gulko vs I Novikov  0-131 1983 VolgodonskE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. V Vepkhvishvili vs I Novikov  1-026 1983 18 Ilmar Raud MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. P Korzubov vs I Novikov  0-159 1984 VilniusB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. A Sokolov vs I Novikov 1-043 1984 URS-ch51B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
17. I Novikov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½22 1984 Vilnius (Lithuania)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. I Novikov vs Bagirov  ½-½26 1984 TashkentD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. I Novikov vs Ehlvest  ½-½43 1984 URS-ch51E81 King's Indian, Samisch
20. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½53 1984 Ch URSD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. I Novikov vs Lputian  ½-½19 1984 URS-ch51D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
22. I Novikov vs Psakhis  ½-½16 1984 Lvov URS chA93 Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation
23. I Novikov vs V Tukmakov 1-060 1984 URS-ch51D85 Grunfeld
24. I Novikov vs K Lerner  ½-½76 1984 URS-ch51A53 Old Indian
25. Gulko vs I Novikov  1-041 1984 Tashkent URS sfD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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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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