Igor Nikolayev - Fighting Chess

Welcome to the official website of FIDE Master and US Senior Master Igor Nikolayev!

Igor resides in Rochester, NY, where he is well-known for his tactical skill, deep calculation, and imaginative play.

This website is a showcase for a large collection of Igor's games, all personally selected and annotated.

You will also find a detailed description of the "Nikolayev Gambit", a chess opening invented by Igor and played by him at the master level for almost 30 years.