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Igor Novikov
I Novikov 
Number of games in database: 584
Years covered: 1980 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2554
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +181 -75 =319 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (49) 
    E70 E80 E81 E94 E84
 Queen's Indian (48) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D37 D30 D38 D35 D39
 Orthodox Defense (22) 
    D58 D55 D52 D61 D51
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A57 A56 A61 A70
 Semi-Slav (17) 
    D43 D44
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (121) 
    B84 B97 B93 B90 B80
 Semi-Slav (79) 
    D47 D43 D45 D44
 Sicilian Najdorf (53) 
    B97 B90 B93 B91 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (34) 
    B84 B80 B81
 English (19) 
    A13 A17 A14 A15
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E15 E12 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Novikov vs Tukmakov, 1984 1-0
   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
   I Novikov vs Kramnik, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Kuzmin vs I Novikov, 1990 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs G Shahade, 2001 1-0
   Fishbein vs I Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs Polgar, 1991 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Agzamov Memorial (1986)
   Lvov (1986)
   Isle of Man Open (1996)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   Poznan (1987)
   Ukrainian Championship (1986)
   Bern Open (1993)
   USSR Championship (1984)
   Forli Open (1991)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Lvov Zonal (1990)
   American Continental (2003)
   15th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1991)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)

   🏆 U.S. Senior Championships
   I Novikov vs Benjamin (Jul-16-22) 0-1
   Dlugy vs I Novikov (Jul-15-22) 1-0
   I Novikov vs L Christiansen (Jul-14-22) 0-1
   I Khmelnitsky vs I Novikov (Jul-13-22) 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs Kaidanov (Jul-11-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-23-1962, 61 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 36; games 1-25 of 882  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ehlvest vs I Novikov  ½-½521980Junior Selection TournamentB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
2. A Sokolov vs I Novikov  1-0321980Junior Selection TournamentB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. I Novikov vs I Efimov  0-1321980Junior Selection TournamentB33 Sicilian
4. Lutikov vs I Novikov  1-0371981URS-ch sf BaltiD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. I Novikov vs Gavrikov  0-1311981URS-ch sf BaltiB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
6. I Novikov vs A Kochyev  0-1391981URS-ch sf BaltiE00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½34198212th Soviet Team CupE12 Queen's Indian
8. I Novikov vs A Sokolov  ½-½381982URS-chT Club 12thE12 Queen's Indian
9. Razuvaev vs I Novikov  ½-½191983URS-ch sf VolgodonskE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov  ½-½331983URS-ch Young MastersD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
11. I Novikov vs O Karpeshov  1-0311983URS-ch sf VolgodonskD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. Yermolinsky vs I Novikov  0-1341983URS-ch Young MastersD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. A V Kharitonov vs I Novikov  ½-½231983URS-ch U26E14 Queen's Indian
14. I Novikov vs A I Petrushin  1-0651983URS-ch sf VolgodonskE81 King's Indian, Samisch
15. I Novikov vs Yurtaev  1-0831983URS-ch sf VolgodonskE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
16. I Novikov vs V Loginov  0-1441983URS-ch sf VolgodonskE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
17. Gavrikov vs I Novikov  ½-½371983URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
18. Dolmatov vs I Novikov  ½-½221983URS-ch sf VolgodonskB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. I Novikov vs Ehlvest  ½-½241983URS-ch sf VolgodonskD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. I Novikov vs A I Zakharov  1-0281983URS-ch sf VolgodonskD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. A Guseinov vs I Novikov  ½-½401983URS-ch sf VolgodonskA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½241983URS-ch Young MastersE15 Queen's Indian
23. I Novikov vs S Ionov  ½-½411983URS-ch sf VolgodonskE15 Queen's Indian
24. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0541983URS-ch Young MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
25. E Kengis vs I Novikov  1-0691983URS-ch U26B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 882  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.

May-23-10  wordfunph: he's a certified GM currently sporting a 2560 card with a high of 2611..

May-23-16  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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