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Igor Novikov
I 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 D63 D62 D61
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B90 B84 B97 B93 B52
 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 A15 A17 A14
 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)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   32nd World Open (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).

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 370  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Sokolov vs I Novikov  1-0321980SochiB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Lutikov vs I Novikov  1-0371981URS-ch sfD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½341982TournamentE12 Queen's Indian
4. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½241983Ch URS (young masters)E15 Queen's Indian
5. Azmaiparashvili vs I Novikov  ½-½281983Ch URS selectE41 Nimzo-Indian
6. Gavrikov vs I Novikov  ½-½371983YurmalaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. Dolmatov vs I Novikov  ½-½221983VolgodonskB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. Gulko vs I Novikov  0-1311983VolgodonskE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
9. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov  ½-½331983Yurmala (Latvia)D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
10. Razuvaev vs I Novikov  ½-½191983URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. Yermolinsky vs I Novikov  0-1341983Ch URS (young masters)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. I Novikov vs Yurtaev  1-0831983selectE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0541983Ch young masters URSB08 Pirc, Classical
14. V Vepkhvishvili vs I Novikov  1-026198318 Ilmar Raud MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. I Novikov vs Bagirov  ½-½261984TashkentD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
16. Eingorn vs I Novikov  ½-½331984URS-ch51E15 Queen's Indian
17. A Chernin vs I Novikov  ½-½381984URS-ch51E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
18. P Korzubov vs I Novikov  0-1591984VilniusB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. A Sokolov vs I Novikov 1-0431984URS-ch51B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. I Novikov vs Ehlvest  ½-½431984URS-ch51E81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. I Novikov vs Lputian  ½-½191984URS-ch51D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
22. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov 0-1491984Ch URS (1 liga)E12 Queen's Indian
23. Chekhov vs I Novikov  1-0311984URS-ch51D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. I Novikov vs V Tukmakov 1-060198451st USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
25. I Novikov vs K Lerner  ½-½761984URS-ch51A53 Old Indian
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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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