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Igor Novikov
I Novikov 
Number of games in database: 411
Years covered: 1980 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2554
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +138 -60 =205 (59.7%)*
   * 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 (38) 
    E70 E80 E81 E94 E97
 Queen's Indian (33) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D43 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D38 D30 D37 D35 D39
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D58 D52 D51 D55 D63
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A57 A61 A56 A70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (89) 
    B84 B90 B97 B93 B23
 Semi-Slav (59) 
    D47 D43 D45 D44
 Sicilian Najdorf (42) 
    B90 B97 B93 B91 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (22) 
    B84 B80 B81
 English (14) 
    A13 A15 A17 A14
 Catalan (12) 
    E04 E02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Novikov vs Tukmakov, 1984 1-0
   J Kraai vs I Novikov, 2004 0-1
   Kamsky vs I Novikov, 1987 0-1
   A Matikozian vs I Novikov, 2005 0-1
   I Krush vs I Novikov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs I Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   G Kuzmin vs I Novikov, 1990 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs Kramnik, 1991 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs J Polgar, 1990 1-0
   I Novikov vs A Budnikov, 1991 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Senior Championship (2020)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   EUR-chT (Men) 10th (1992)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)

   🏆 US Senior Championship
   I Novikov vs Joel Benjamin (Oct-19-20) 1/2-1/2
   Yermolinsky vs I Novikov (Oct-19-20) 1-0
   I Novikov vs Wolff (Oct-19-20) 1/2-1/2
   Goldin vs I Novikov (Oct-18-20) 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs Kaidanov (Oct-18-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-23-1962, 58 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 17; games 1-25 of 411  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Sokolov vs I Novikov  1-0321980Sochi Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. Lutikov vs I Novikov  1-0371981URS-ch sfD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½34198212th Soviet Team CupE12 Queen's Indian
4. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0541983URS-ch Young MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
5. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov  ½-½331983URS-ch Young MastersD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
6. I Novikov vs Yurtaev  1-0831983URS-ch sfE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. Yermolinsky vs I Novikov  0-1341983URS-ch Young MastersD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Gavrikov vs I Novikov  ½-½371983URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Azmaiparashvili vs I Novikov  ½-½281983URS-ch sfE41 Nimzo-Indian
10. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½241983URS-ch Young MastersE15 Queen's Indian
11. Razuvaev vs I Novikov  ½-½191983URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
12. Dolmatov vs I Novikov  ½-½221983URS-ch sfB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Gulko vs I Novikov  0-1311983URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. V Vepkhvishvili vs I Novikov  1-026198318 Ilmar Raud MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. I Novikov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½221984URS-ch Young MastersE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. P Korzubov vs I Novikov  0-1591984URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
17. I Novikov vs Glek  0-1371984URS-ch FLE81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. I Novikov vs Bagirov  ½-½261984URS-ch FLD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. Razuvaev vs I Novikov  ½-½1041984URS-ch sfE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
20. I Novikov vs Smagin  ½-½481984URS-ch sfD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Gulko vs I Novikov  1-0411984URS-ch FLD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov 1-0491984URS-ch sfE12 Queen's Indian
23. A Sokolov vs I Novikov 1-0191984URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0361984URS-ch Young MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
25. I Novikov vs Glek  1-0751984URS-ch Young MastersE97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 411  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
May-23-08  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.

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

May-23-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Igor Novikov.
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  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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