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Igor Novikov
I Novikov 
Number of games in database: 439
Years covered: 1980 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2554
Highest rating achieved in database: 2614

Overall record: +144 -65 =222 (59.2%)*
   * 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 (40) 
    E70 E80 E81 E94 E98
 Queen's Indian (35) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D43 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D38 D30 D35 D37 D39
 Orthodox Defense (15) 
    D58 D61 D52 D51 D63
 Slav (12) 
    D17 D18 D15 D12 D10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B84 B97 B90 B93 B23
 Semi-Slav (62) 
    D43 D47 D45 D44
 Sicilian Najdorf (44) 
    B97 B90 B93 B91 B92
 Sicilian Scheveningen (25) 
    B84 B80 B81
 Catalan (14) 
    E04 E02
 English (14) 
    A13 A14 A17 A15
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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
   G Kuzmin vs I Novikov, 1990 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs Kramnik, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Fishbein vs I Novikov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I Novikov vs J Polgar, 1990 1-0
   Bradford vs I Novikov, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Senior Championship (2020)
   Ukrainian Championship (1986)
   Poznan (1987)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   USSR Championship (1984)
   Tbilisi (1988)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   EUR-chT (Men) 10th (1992)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)

   🏆 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, 59 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 19; games 1-25 of 469  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 Yurtaev  1-0831983URS-ch sfE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
5. Razuvaev vs I Novikov  ½-½191983URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov  ½-½331983URS-ch Young MastersD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
7. Yermolinsky vs I Novikov  0-1341983URS-ch Young MastersD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Salov vs I Novikov  ½-½241983URS-ch Young MastersE15 Queen's Indian
9. Dolmatov vs I Novikov  ½-½221983URS-ch sfB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0541983URS-ch Young MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
11. Azmaiparashvili vs I Novikov  ½-½281983URS-ch sfE41 Nimzo-Indian
12. Gavrikov vs I Novikov  ½-½371983URS-ch Young MastersB93 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. P Korzubov vs I Novikov  0-1591984URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. I Novikov vs Smagin  ½-½481984URS-ch First League TashkentD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A Sokolov vs I Novikov 1-0191984URS-ch Young MastersB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
18. Sveshnikov vs I Novikov  ½-½401984URS-ch First League TashkentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. Gulko vs I Novikov  1-0411984URS-ch First League TashkentD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. Razuvaev vs I Novikov  ½-½1041984URS-ch First League TashkentE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
21. I Novikov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½221984URS-ch Young MastersE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. I Novikov vs Bagirov  ½-½261984URS-ch First League TashkentD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. Vyzmanavin vs I Novikov 1-0491984URS-ch First League TashkentE12 Queen's Indian
24. I Novikov vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0361984URS-ch Young MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
25. I Novikov vs Glek  0-1371984URS-ch First League TashkentE81 King's Indian, Samisch
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 469  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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