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Chess Informant Most Important Novelty winners
Compiled by Chessdreamer
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Grandmaster jury voted the most important theoretical novelties from Chess Informant volume 11 to volume 115.

Volume 11
Velimirovic vs Gipslis, 1971 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Volume 12
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Volume 13
Velimirovic vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Volume 14 (13...a5)
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 15 (13...Rd8)
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

Volume 16 (12.a4)
Velimirovic vs Vasiukov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Volume 17
Jansa vs Gligoric, 1974 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 52 moves, 0-1

Volume 18 (13.Bxb5)
Velimirovic vs R Q M Al-Qazzaz, 1974 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

Volume 19 (11.b3)
Ljubojevic vs V Kovacevic, 1975
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 52 moves, 1-0

Volume 20 (5.Nc3)
Tseshkovsky vs Alburt, 1975 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Volume 21 (21.Bc1)
Robert E Byrne vs Geller, 1976
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 22 (11.e5)
M Sibarevic vs Bukic, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Volume 23 (12...Nxd5)
B Toth vs B Perenyi, 1977
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

Volume 24 (18.Nxf6+)
A Vitolinsh vs Gavrikov, 1977
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 25 (15.b4)
Beliavsky vs E Ubilava, 1978
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 47 moves, 1-0

Volume 26 (11.Ng5)
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 27 (10.Be3)
Portisch vs Huebner, 1979 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Volume 28 (11...dxc4)
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Volume 29 (7...bxc4)
Bagirov vs Averbakh, 1980
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 30 (12.Nd5)
Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

Volume 31 (17.h4)
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Volume 32 (7...dxc4)
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Volume 33 (11...Qe7)
Psakhis vs Geller, 1982 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 24 moves, 0-1

Volume 34
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Volume 35 (7...g6)
Ftacnik vs Adorjan, 1983
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Volume 36 (16...Nxe4)
Nunn vs Browne, 1983 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 37 (16.f5)
V McCambridge vs Hjartarson, 1984 
(D85) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Volume 38 (10...d5)
Sznapik vs Adorjan, 1984 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Volume 39 (8...Ne5)
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Volume 40 (13.h4)
Kasparov vs Timman, 1985 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 41 (12.Be3)
Karpov vs Van der Wiel, 1986 
(B44) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 42 (18.f4)
Miles vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Volume 43 (13...Rb8)
Salov vs M Gurevich, 1987 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 0-1

Volume 44 (13.Nb5)
Korchnoi vs K Hulak, 1987 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 35 moves, 1-0

Volume 45 (8...fxe6)
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 46 (10.O-O-O)
M Gurevich vs A Sokolov, 1988
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

Volume 47 (10.Bxh6)
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Volume 48 (23...Qh2+)
A Sokolov vs Oll, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 49 (12.Qxg7)
Korchnoi vs A Greenfeld, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

Volume 50 (12.Ng5)
Alburt vs de Firmian, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 42 moves, 1-0

Volume 51 (12...b5)
Gelfand vs Beliavsky, 1991 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Volume 52 (14.Qd3)
Karpov vs Khalifman, 1991 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Volume 53 (22.a5)
Timman vs Anand, 1991 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 54 (21.Bf1)
Timman vs Yusupov, 1992 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Volume 55 (14.Qe2)
P Van der Sterren vs Petursson, 1992 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Volume 56 (12...Nb4)
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 57 (4...Nc6)
Timman vs Murey, 1993 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Volume 58 (14...Rb8)
M Gurevich vs A Sokolov, 1993
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Volume 59 (16...Kf8)
Kamsky vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Volume 60 (15.e5)
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 40 moves, 1-0

Volume 61 (22.Bd1)
Anand vs Kamsky, 1994 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 62 (17...Rxh3)
Anand vs Ljubojevic, 1994 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 1-0

Volume 63 (18.Rb4)
Kramnik vs Anand, 1995 
(D85) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 64 (14.Bc2)
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

Volume 65 (19.Rad1)
Adams vs A Dreev, 1996 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Volume 66 (21.Qc1)
Gelfand vs Kamsky, 1996 
(D85) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 1-0

Volume 67 (12.e5)
Kasparov vs Hracek, 1996 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 25 moves, 1-0

Volume 68 (19...Qa5)
Lautier vs Illescas Cordoba, 1997
(D85) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 69 (19...Nf4)
Z Almasi vs Khalifman, 1997 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 0-1

Volume 70 (11.Qd3)
Kasparov vs Panno, 1997 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 1-0

Volume 71 (17.dxe5)
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Volume 72 (15.Kh1)
Svidler vs Shirov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Volume 73 (12.Nc5)
Sakaev vs M Kobalia, 1998 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Volume 74 (13...Bh4)
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Volume 75 (13...g5)
Leko vs Topalov, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 76 (13.h4)
V Zvjaginsev vs Judit Polgar, 1999 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 77 (19.f5)
Grischuk vs V S Popov, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0

Volume 78 (15.a3)
V Milov vs C Hansen, 2000
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 79 (8.Qg4)
J Gallagher vs V Milov, 2000 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 80 (11.Rxb7)
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Volume 81 (16.c3)
Shirov vs Topalov, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Volume 82 (14.Qb1)
D Rogozenco vs A V Filipenko, 2001
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Volume 83 (14.Ra3)
Anand vs Tkachiev, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 84 (16...f5)
Ponomariov vs Anand, 2002 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 85 (18...Rb8)
Shirov vs Leko, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Volume 86 (23.d7)
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Volume 87 (13.c4)
Svidler vs Macieja, 2002 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Volume 88 (14.Re1)
Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Volume 89 (8.e4)
Topalov vs I Sokolov, 2004 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 90 (18.Rfc1)
P H Nielsen vs Shirov, 2004
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 91 (12.Bh6)
A Shariyazdanov vs A Riazantsev, 2004
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 33 moves, 1-0

Volume 92 (18.Nb5)
L E Johannessen vs Shirov, 2004 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 93 (17...O-O)
Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

Volume 94 (23.Qd2)
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Volume 95 (13.Ne6)
Van Wely vs Radjabov, 2005 
(E97) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Volume 96 (18.Rxe4)
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Volume 97 (14.Ng5)
A Volokitin vs Barsov, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Volume 98 (15.Rc1)
Morozevich vs Grischuk, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Volume 99 (14.axb5)
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Volume 100 (12...Nxf2)
Eljanov vs Karjakin, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Volume 101 (17.Rb1)
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Volume 102 (12.Nxf7)
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Volume 103 (19.Qd2)
Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Volume 104 (9.h3)
Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Volume 105 (13.Na4)
L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Volume 106 (13.Nf4)
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Volume 107 (22.Nxd4)
Anand vs Leko, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Volume 108 (10.Na3)
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

Volume 109 (12.Nf5)
A Riazantsev vs Karjakin, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Volume 110 (16...Bg4)
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Volume 111 (16.Nd4)
Anand vs Wang Hao, 2011 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Volume 112 (10.h4)
Aronian vs Harikrishna, 2011 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Volume 113 (18...c5)
Khalifman vs E Inarkiev, 2011
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Volume 114 (12...d5)
Xiu Deshun vs Wen Yang, 2012 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Volume 115 (13.Bg2)
Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

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