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Igor Novikov
I Novikov 
Number of games in database: 571
Years covered: 1980 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2554
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +179 -73 =310 (59.4%)*
   * 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 (47) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D37 D30 D38 D35 D39
 Orthodox Defense (22) 
    D58 D55 D52 D61 D51
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D43 D44
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A57 A61 A56 A70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B84 B97 B93 B90 B80
 Semi-Slav (76) 
    D47 D45 D43 D44
 Sicilian Najdorf (52) 
    B97 B93 B90 B91 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (33) 
    B84 B80 B81
 English (19) 
    A13 A15 A17 A14
 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
   I Novikov vs Polgar, 1991 1-0
   Kuzmin vs I Novikov, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs I Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs L Christiansen, 1995 1-0

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

   🏆 US Senior Championship
   I Novikov vs Wolff (Oct-19-20) 1/2-1/2
   Yermolinsky vs I Novikov (Oct-19-20) 1-0
   I Novikov vs Benjamin (Oct-19-20) 1/2-1/2
   D Gurevich 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, 60 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 23; games 1-25 of 571  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Novikov vs Efimov  0-1321980Junior Selection TournamentB33 Sicilian
2. A Sokolov vs I Novikov  1-0321980Junior Selection TournamentB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. Ehlvest vs I Novikov  ½-½521980Junior Selection TournamentB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. Lutikov vs I Novikov  1-0371981URS-ch sfD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½34198212th Soviet Team CupE12 Queen's Indian
6. Gulko vs I Novikov  0-1311983URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. A V Kharitonov vs I Novikov  ½-½231983URS-ch U26E14 Queen's Indian
8. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov  ½-½331983URS-ch Young MastersD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
9. Razuvaev vs I Novikov  ½-½191983URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. Yermolinsky vs I Novikov  0-1341983URS-ch Young MastersD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. I Novikov vs Yurtaev  1-0831983URS-ch sfE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. Gavrikov vs I Novikov  ½-½371983URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½241983URS-ch Young MastersE15 Queen's Indian
14. Dolmatov vs I Novikov  ½-½221983URS-ch sfB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0541983URS-ch Young MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
16. Azmaiparashvili vs I Novikov  ½-½281983URS-ch sfE41 Nimzo-Indian
17. V Vepkhvishvili vs I Novikov  1-026198318 Ilmar Raud MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov 1-0491984URS-ch First League TashkentE12 Queen's Indian
19. A Sokolov vs I Novikov 1-0191984URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. I Novikov vs Bagirov  ½-½261984URS-ch First League TashkentD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
21. Gulko vs I Novikov  1-0411984URS-ch First League TashkentD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0361984URS-ch Young MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
23. P Korzubov vs I Novikov  0-1591984URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. I Novikov vs Smagin  ½-½481984URS-ch First League TashkentD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. I Novikov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½221984URS-ch Young MastersE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 571  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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