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Ventzislav Inkiov
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Number of games in database: 389
Years covered: 1972 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2418 (2404 rapid, 2423 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2503

Overall record: +94 -101 =194 (49.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B58 B47 B56 B90 B91
 Catalan (15) 
    E06 E04 E07
 Queen's Indian (14) 
    E15 E17 E16 E18 E12
 King's Indian (12) 
    E61 E76 E62
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    E10 A40 A41 A45
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A57 A56 A61
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (34) 
    D38 D35 D39 D31
 Sicilian (31) 
    B63 B65 B45 B92 B56
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A46 E10 E00 D05
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E43 E42 E45 E53 E20
 Orthodox Defense (15) 
    D50 D52 D51 D56 D62
 English (15) 
    A13 A18 A14 A19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Inkiov vs Psakhis, 1982 1-0
   A Metrangolo vs V Inkiov, 2001 0-1
   I A Zaitsev vs V Inkiov, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Meduna vs V Inkiov, 1988 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Montecatini Terme 6th (2001)
   Chigorin Memorial (1983)
   Minsk (1982)
   Plovdiv (1982)
   Zagreb Interzonal (1987)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)

   🏆 GRENKE Chess Open
   S Vijayalakshmi vs Inkiov (Apr-01-18) 1-0
   C Pfrommer vs Inkiov (Mar-31-18) 0-1
   Van Wely vs Inkiov (Mar-31-18) 1-0
   Maiorov vs Inkiov (Feb-21-17) 1-0
   M Nikolov vs Inkiov (Feb-20-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-19-1956, 65 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 19; games 1-25 of 474  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Kernan vs Inkiov  1-0401972EU- ch J U20B07 Pirc
2. A Kuligowski vs Inkiov  1-0671973EU-ch U20 fin-AE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. Inkiov vs Marjanovic  1-0371973EU-ch U20 qualB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Chekhov vs Inkiov  ½-½301975Wch U20B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. Inkiov vs A Kuligowski  1-0401975Wch U20A57 Benko Gambit
6. Inkiov vs L Ogaard  ½-½451976PernikC19 French, Winawer, Advance
7. Inkiov vs S Witkowski  1-0371978Makarczyk memD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
8. I Radulov vs Inkiov  1-0291978Bulgarian Ch Play-Off MatchC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
9. Inkiov vs Lengyel  ½-½431978Makarczyk memC56 Two Knights
10. J Adamski vs Inkiov  ½-½231978Makarczyk memE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
11. W Schmidt vs Inkiov  ½-½221978Smederevska PalankaA06 Reti Opening
12. Inkiov vs Marjanovic  ½-½251978Balkaniad (Men) 10thD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. Inkiov vs J Letzelter  1-0321978Buenos Aires OlympiadE07 Catalan, Closed
14. Rivas Pastor vs Inkiov  ½-½741978Buenos Aires OlympiadB50 Sicilian
15. Vaganian vs Inkiov  1-0631978Buenos Aires OlympiadD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
16. Inkiov vs J Szmetan  ½-½541978Buenos Aires OlympiadA57 Benko Gambit
17. K Langeweg vs Inkiov  ½-½151978Buenos Aires OlympiadD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Marjanovic vs Inkiov  1-0261979Trstenik (Yugoslavia)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. Inkiov vs Lengyel  ½-½141979Warsaw Zonal-AC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
20. I Radulov vs Inkiov  1-0471979Warsaw Zonal-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
21. R Skrobek vs Inkiov  ½-½611979Warsaw Zonal-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. Inkiov vs Sznapik  ½-½381979Warsaw Zonal-AB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. Inkiov vs E Prandstetter  ½-½521979Warsaw Zonal-AE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
24. Jansa vs Inkiov  ½-½391979Warsaw Zonal-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. Ribli vs Inkiov  ½-½151979Warsaw Zonal-AA14 English
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 474  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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