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Ventzislav Inkiov
V Inkiov 
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Number of games in database: 744
Years covered: 1972 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2418 (2404 rapid, 2423 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2503
Overall record: +211 -147 =386 (54.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (71) 
    B47 B73 B90 B56 B58
 King's Indian (31) 
    E61 E76 E94 E67 E62
 Queen's Indian (28) 
    E17 E15 E12 E18 E16
 Catalan (26) 
    E06 E04 E07 E09 E05
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D82 D83 D93 D94 D92
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    E10 A41 A40 A45 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B63 B92 B65 B45 B22
 Queen's Gambit Declined (53) 
    D38 D35 D39 D31 D30
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A46 D02 E10 D05 D00
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E43 E42 E45 E20 E41
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C63 C69 C97 C68
 English (25) 
    A13 A14 A18 A15 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Inkiov vs Psakhis, 1982 1-0
   A Metrangolo vs V Inkiov, 2001 0-1
   E Meduna vs V Inkiov, 1988 0-1
   I A Zaitsev vs V Inkiov, 1989 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Makarczyk Memorial (1978)
   Nis (1983)
   Bulgarian Championship (1989)
   Makarczyk Memorial (1979)
   World Junior Championship (1975)
   Bulgarian Championship (1996)
   Pernik (1976)
   Bulgarian Championship (1981)
   Makarczyk Memorial (1980)
   Bernate Open (1999)
   Groningen Open (1989)
   Torcy Open-A (1991)
   Saint John Open I (1988)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)

   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   S Vijayalakshmi vs V Inkiov (Apr-01-18) 1-0
   C Pfrommer vs V Inkiov (Mar-31-18) 0-1
   Van Wely vs V Inkiov (Mar-31-18) 1-0
   V Inkiov vs E Bogdanov (Feb-24-17) 1/2-1/2
   N Maiorov vs V Inkiov (Feb-21-17) 1-0

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(born May-19-1956, 67 years old) Bulgaria

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Ventzislav Vladimirov Inkiov was born in Stanke Dimitrov*. He was awarded the International Master title in 1977 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He won the Bulgarian Championship in 1982 after a play-off. He played on the Bulgarian Olympiad teams of 1982, 1984 and 1986 and in tournaments he was 1st at Pernik 1981, 1st at Timisoara 1982, 2nd= at Plovdiv 1984, 2nd= at Varna 1987 and 2nd at Warsaw 1987. Inkiov is also an International Arbiter.

*Wikipedia article: Dupnitsa

Wikipedia article: Ventzislav Inkiov

Last updated: 2022-03-31 15:07:09

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 744  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Kernan vs V Inkiov  1-0401972EU- ch J U20B07 Pirc
2. A Kuligowski vs V Inkiov  1-0671973EU-ch U20 fin-AE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. V Inkiov vs Marjanovic  1-0371973EU-ch U20 qualB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. L Barczay vs V Inkiov  0-1431974VarnaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. B Malich vs V Inkiov  1-0401974VarnaD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. V Inkiov vs Averkin  1-0451974VarnaB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. V Inkiov vs D Bernstein  ½-½551975World Junior ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Chekhov vs V Inkiov  ½-½301975World Junior ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. V Inkiov vs Lim Seng Hoo  1-0461975World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
10. Chandler vs V Inkiov  ½-½471975World Junior ChampionshipB07 Pirc
11. V Inkiov vs L Christiansen  0-1431975World Junior ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
12. R Marquez vs V Inkiov  0-1311975World Junior ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. V Inkiov vs D Taruffi  1-0531975World Junior ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. H Bach vs V Inkiov  0-1381975World Junior ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. V Inkiov vs L Bueno Perez  0-1401975World Junior ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. M Ruefenacht vs V Inkiov  0-1421975World Junior ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
17. V Inkiov vs P Nurmi  1-0601975World Junior ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
18. A J Mestel vs V Inkiov  ½-½321975World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. V Inkiov vs A Kuligowski  1-0401975World Junior ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
20. E Ermenkov vs V Inkiov  1-0401976PernikB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. V Inkiov vs N Spiridonov  1-0401976PernikA44 Old Benoni Defense
22. V Inkiov vs S Djuric  0-1351976PernikE00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. I Onat vs V Inkiov  1-0581976PernikE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
24. V Inkiov vs L Ogaard  ½-½451976PernikC19 French, Winawer, Advance
25. T Ghitescu vs V Inkiov  0-1411976PernikD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 744  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-19-06  BIDMONFA: Ventzislav V Inkiov

INKIOV, Ventzislav V.

May-19-09  BIDMONFA: Ventzislav V Inkiov

New link
INKIOV, Ventzislav

May-19-09  theodor: 4estit rozden den, zdrave i bereket!
May-19-09  WhiteRook48: fourth!
May-19-10  wordfunph: Bulgarian GM Inkiov still plays actively at 54. He parades a decent 2472 ELO..

happy birthday!

May-19-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Inkiov! You are a phenomenal player: V Inkiov vs Psakhis, 1982!!


PS. Inkiov and his son created this website,

May-19-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Inkiov.
Mar-31-22  Z truth 000000001: Up to today <CG> had his name as <Ivkov>.

His biography above should give the Bulgarian forum of his name:

<Венцислав Инкьов>

Google translate gives this as <Ventsislav Inkyov>.

So, should his name be Inkyov or Inkiov?

Well, I don't know what the contemporaneous English chess literature used from when he was active, but wiki uses <Ivkov> (see bio), as does Olimpbase:

But, he still has an active FIDE card, which uses <Ivkiov>, which seals the deal.


Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <Up to today <CG> had his name as <Ivkov>.> Huh?

<but wiki uses <Ivkov> (see bio), as does Olimpbase:> Huh?

<FIDE card, which uses <Ivkiov>> Huh?

Mar-31-22  Z truth 000000001: Oh, shoot, my bad. For <Ivkov> read <Inkov>.

Force of habit typing mistake.

But the point - did you change his name?

Perhaps you could note it in the kibitzing, and avoid my silly typing mistakes in the first place?

Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: I changed one game, that's all.

Inkiov vs S Tatai, 1982

Mar-31-22  Z truth 000000001: Oh sorry - I see why I was auto-typing Ivkov now.

I misinterpreted the "no more" comment.

Wish my comment above could be deleted then, with the exception of the Bulgarian form of his name, and the small side note about the transliteration.

(Of course the Olimpbase link is still good too, hmmm, maybe worth saving after all)

Mar-31-22  Z truth 000000001: <Up to today <CG> had his name as <Ivkov>.>

Not a huh, but a WRONG (on my part - apologies all)

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